Monday, September 15, 2008

Kanuri Living in Nigeria, Niger & Chad

30-Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
Ramadan 2008 / 1429: September 01 - September 30

The Kanuri: Living in Nigeria, Niger and Chad

For Monday, 15 September, Ramadan 2008. "Loving Muslims Through Prayer"

Kanuri main tribes consist of the Yerwa Kanuri, the Manga Kanuri, and Kanembu Kanuri. The Kanuri are tall and very dark in appearance, with a stately, dignified look. Many Kanuri speak Hausa and Arabic.

The Kanuri have been Muslims since the eleventh century (about 1,000 years). Many superstitions and animistic beliefs are still practiced in conjunction with Islam. Charms and amulets are worn around the neck or in pockets for various reasons.

Some of the Kanuri tribes do not yet have a translation of the Bible in their native dialect; others tribes have only portions of the Bible. Among the nearly five million Kanuri, there are several hundred known believers.[Full Text]

Prayer Starters:
  • Ask God to call more people to proclaim the love of Jesus among the Kanuri.
  • Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Kanuri and increasingly use the small number of Kanuri believers to share the Gospel with others.
  • Pray that God will raise up people to translate the Bible into each of the Kanuri dialects.

+ Google Map Link: Chad

+ YouTube Video Link: 3 min 35 sec, Lake Chad under threat

+ Gospel Language Link: Hear the Good News in Kanuri--

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1 comment:

Bryce said...

To brush up on your Kanuri, you might want to check out this Kanuri language site: Kanuri wiki browser