pronounced: kah-WAH-hee-ah, feh-ZAH-rah
The Kawahia are part of the Sudanese Arab ethnic group, which is possibly the largest in the north and central regions of Sudan. Kawahia are African in many respects; however, they still retain aspects of their Arab culture, such as loyalty, hospitality, and strict codes of honor. Sudanese Arabs also retain characteristics of Arab family and societal life, such as the distinct roles of males and females. Males are highly valued, and women occupy a subservient role beneath the men. However, in Sudanese Arab culture, women enjoy more freedom and liberty than women in many Arab societies around the world.
Access to the peoples of Sudan is somewhat limited. Christian workers are not welcome, as such.
Christians may be able to find ways to assist the Kawahia people with material and physical needs. Bridges of trust and friendship may open doors to the Gospel.
It is not certain there are any followers of Jesus today among the Kawahia people. If there are some, they need prayer support. Please pray for these and for others who will soon come to faith in Christ. Pray they will have access to scripture, both in printed form and in recorded form.
Pray for the message of Jesus to come to the Kawahia in a way that connects with their cultural values of loyalty and honor.
"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest." John 4:35
|People Name||Kawahia, Fezara|
|Language||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|