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.
For the Lord gave us this command when he said, ‘I have made you a light to the Gentiles, to bring salvation to the farthest corners of the earth.’” Acts 13:47
Pray that the believers in today’s people group become God’s light to their own group and to the nations of the world.
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.
|Language||Arabic, Sudanese Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||Yes|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|