Country: South Sudan

Number of People Groups

74

People Groups Unreached

4

Total Population

11,205,000

Unreached Population

504,000

% Professing Christian

58.1%

% Evangelical

11.3 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Acholi, Shuli 59,000 Acholi Christianity 89.0 % 15.0 %
 Ageer 27,000 Dinka, Northeastern E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 1.5 %
Aja 300 Aja Islam 6.0 % 2.0 %
 Anuak, Yambo 89,000 Anuak E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 8.0 %
Arab, Mongallese 77,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 2.0 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Sudanese 411,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
Avukaya 50,000 Avokaya Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
 Azande, Zande 726,000 Zande Christianity 85.0 % 25.0 %
Bai, Bari 7,700 Bai E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 3.0 %
Banda, Mid-Southern 3,100 Banda, Mid-Southern E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
Banda, Togbo-Vara 2,500 Banda, Togbo-Vara Islam 10.0 % 1.5 %
Banda, West Central 6,700 Banda, West Central E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 3.0 %
Banda-Banda 4,400 Banda-Banda E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
Banda-Mbres 8,800 Banda-Mbres E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 6.0 %
 Banda-Ndele 2,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 60.0 % 11.0 %
 Bari 517,000 Bari Christianity 95.0 % 7.0 %
Baya, Gbaya 13,000 Gbaya, Northwest E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 8.0 %
 Belanda Bor 17,000 Belanda Bor E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 5.0 %
Beli, Jur Beli 67,000 Beli E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 8.0 %
 Bikol 600 Language Unknown E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 6.0 %
 Bongo 14,000 Bongo E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 7.0 %
Bug, Mangayat 800 Mangayat Islam 20.0 % 5.0 %
 Buldit 5,400 Opuuo E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 8.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Christianity 61.0 % 3.0 %
 Dhr Thuri, Wada 8,000 Thuri E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 4.0 %
 Di'dinga, Xaroxa 68,000 Didinga E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 12.0 %
 Dinka, Central 60,000 Dinka, South Central E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 9.0 %
 Dinka, Northeastern 814,000 Dinka, Northeastern Christianity 80.0 % 17.0 %
 Dinka, Northwestern 85,000 Dinka, Northwestern Christianity 65.0 % 12.0 %
 Dinka, South Central 716,000 Dinka, South Central Christianity 80.0 % 8.0 %
 Dinka, Southeastern 257,000 Dinka, Southeastern Christianity 75.0 % 18.0 %
 Dinka, Western 2,879,000 Dinka, Southwestern Christianity 79.0 % 16.0 %
Dongotono 5,100 Dongotono Christianity 95.0 % 2.0 %
Gweri, Mo'da 1,600 Mo'da E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 5.0 %
Indri, Yanderika 1,400 Indri Islam 25.0 % 5.0 %
 Jumjum 7,200 Jumjum E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 2.5 %
 Jur Modo 121,000 Jur Modo E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 6.0 %
 Kacipo 5,100 Kacipo-Balesi E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 4.0 %
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 100,000 Kakwa Christianity 65.0 % 7.0 %
Kaligi, Feroge 18,000 Feroge Islam 20.0 % 4.0 %
Kaliko 11,000 Keliko E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
Koguru 500 Boguru Christianity 65.0 % 5.0 %
Koma, Central 4,100 Komo E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 3.0 %
Kresh, Kparla 16,000 Gbaya Islam 17.0 % 4.0 %
 Kuku, Bari 35,000 Bari Christianity 70.0 % 6.0 %
 Lafon, Pari 54,000 Pari E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 4.0 %
Langgo 43,000 Lango Christianity 55.0 % 11.0 %
Lokoya, Owoi 57,000 Lokoya E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 7.0 %
 Lopid, Lafit 79,000 Lopit E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 6.0 %
 Lotuho, Latuka 210,000 Otuho E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 7.5 %
Luo 174,000 Luwo E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 10.0 %
Ma'adi 23,000 Ma'di Christianity 86.0 % 12.0 %
 Maaban 72,000 Mabaan E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 5.0 %
Mondari, Chir 72,000 Mandari Christianity 75.0 % 9.0 %
Morokodo, Ma'di 51,000 Morokodo E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 3.0 %
 Moru, Kala Moru 155,000 Moru Christianity 70.0 % 8.0 %
Mundu 51,000 Mundu E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
 Murle 133,000 Murle E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.5 %
Narim, Lariminit 7,900 Narim E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 2.2 %
Ndogo 20,000 Ndogo Christianity 55.0 % 7.0 %
Njalgulgule 2,300 Njalgulgule Islam 4.0 % 1.0 %
 Nuer, Naath 1,851,000 Nuer E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
Nyamusa-Molo 1,700 Nyamusa-Molo E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 6.0 %
 Nyangatom 13,000 Nyangatom E Ethnic Religions 3.5 % 2.0 %
Olubogo, Ondoe Luloba 22,000 Olu'bo E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 2.5 %
 Opuuo, Shita 3,600 Opuuo E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.0 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 3,100 Yulu E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 4.0 %
Reel, Atwot 78,000 Reel E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 8.0 %
 Shilluk, Dhocolo 388,000 Shilluk E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 11.0 %
 Taposa 211,000 Toposa Christianity 90.0 % 0.3 %
Tara Baaka, Mbaka 42,000 Baka Christianity 65.0 % 6.0 %
 Tennet 10,000 Tennet E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Uduk 4,800 Uduk E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
 Viri, Belanda Viri 50,000 Belanda Viri E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 5.0 %
  Totals:  74 11,205,000 4     58.1 % 11.3 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 87,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 11,292,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.3 %)
58.1 %
Ethnic Religions
34.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
6.9 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
14.4 %
Independent
4.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
23.8 %
Roman Catholic
57.6 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in South Sudan. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in South Sudan
  • Christian ministry in South Sudan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in South Sudan or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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