What is the state of the Gospel among the Nubians?

Christian outreach in the 20th cent. Started with the vision of Grattan Guinness and Karl Kumm. It was their ambition to reach the unreached peoples of the whole Sudan Belt. Therefore they founded the Sudan Pioneer Mission in Aswan in 1900 and employed...

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What religion do the Nubians follow today?

In terms of their religious preference and convictions the Nubians are faithful adherents of Sunni Islam of the Melkite theological school. Yet, many Nubians still participate in folk Islamic and Animistic practices and a considerable number of men are adherents of...

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For how long did the Nubians follow Christianity?

It is an interesting fact that the Nubians were Christians for almost 1000 years in the Middle Ages. The Nubians of today happily admit their Christian past. The Nubian kingdoms (Nobadia in the north with its capital Faras; Makuria with its capital Old Dongola and...

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Where do the Nubians live?

Many Nubians have left their homeland due to internal and external reasons. Agricultural resources in Old Nubia have always been limited. Therefore, the development of a complementary system of economic organization, consisting of consuming households in the villages...

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What languages do the Nubians speak?

In Egypt and the Sudan, the language of the Nubians is colloquially called: Rutana. Its Arabic meaning is “to speak unintelligibly”. This derogative term is sometimes even used by the Nubians themselves. The Nubians in the Nile Valley speak three languages: Kunuuzi...

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Who are the Nubians?

The Nubians are an ethnic minority which occupies the Nile Valley between the first and fourth cataract. That is why they are also called Nile Nubians. In their ethnicity they are different from the many people groups of the Nuba Mountains in western Sudan. They are...

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Where is Nubia?

Geographically, the Nubian region can be called the corridor to Africa, linking sub-Saharan Africa and Egypt. As a narrow ribbon of the fertile Nile-Valley it stretches between the first cataract at Aswan and the fourth cataract near al-Debba. The more than 900 km...

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