pronounced: dar HAH-meed
The Dar Hamid consist of a group of about nineteen tribes and smaller groups. They are culturally similar and are led by a single leader, called a nazir. Although the origins of the tribes vary, most Dar Hamid descend from Arabia. They are nomadic, moving around with their herds in search of vegetation. Because of their nomadic lifestyle, the Dar Hamid have very few items in their homes that do not have practical value. However, they are extremely hospitable by tradition, so their tents are often decorated with leather and wool in order to provide a more inviting environment. Traditionally, the Dar Hamid are Sunni Muslims, although it is generally a strictly cultural identification and most don't know much about Islam. Some forms of folk Islam are present among the Dar Hamid. For example, fakirs, or holy men, often make charms and then sell them to the people for personal profit.
It is difficult to establish trusting relationships with nomadic groups, and Sudan is not hospitable to Christian workers.
Please pray for Gospel radio to be widely available throughout Sudan, and that the people will learn of these broadcasts and will desire to listen.
There are probably no followers of Jesus Christ among this tribe today. However, please pray for the many who will soon come to faith in Christ. They will need teachers, scriptures and other resources in order to grow spiritually.
Because illiteracy is very prevalent among the Dar Hamid, educators and English teachers could provide valuable service for these Muslims. Many areas in Sudan are suffering loss and disease. Humanitarian aid in healthcare could prove very helpful.
"For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea." Habakkuk 2:14
|People Name||Dar Hamid|
|Language||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|