Country: Sudan

Number of People Groups

165

People Groups Unreached

133

Total Population

39,747,000

Unreached Population

22,314,000

% Christian Adherent

4.9%

% Evangelical

0.4 %

Largest Religion

Islam (90.0%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Acheron 12,000 Acheron Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Afitti, Ditti 10,000 Afitti Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 100,000 Amharic Christianity 65.0 % 1.1 %
 Amri 79,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Egyptian 652,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.0 % 3.0 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 244,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Arab, Mongallese 21,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Shuwa, Baggara 101,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Arab, Sudanese 11,633,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 10.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Syrian 96,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.0 % 1.0 %
 Arab, Yemeni 26,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Armenian 1,400 Armenian Christianity 94.0 % 8.7 %
 Awlad Hassan 127,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Awlad Mana Unknown Zaghawa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baggara, Fertit 12,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Baggara, Habbania 354,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Baggara, Messiria 574,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Baggara, Selim 62,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Batahin 256,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Baya, Gbaya 14,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 65.0 % 8.0 %
Baygo 1,100 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bederia 903,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Beja, Bedawi 2,223,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Beja, Bisharin 35,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Beja, Hadendoa 70,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Benshangul, Berta 72,000 Berta E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
 Berti 308,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Bideyat 11,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Birgid, Arabized 149,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Burun, Arabized 134,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Burun, Lange 46,000 Burun Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dair, Thaminyi 2,700 Dair Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Daju, Dar Fur 98,000 Daju, Dar Fur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Daju, Dar Sila 77,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Dar Hamid 722,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 3.0 % 0.0 %
Debri, Wei 2,200 Dilling Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Delen, Warki 12,000 Dilling Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Dilling, Arabized 77,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Dubasiyin 106,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
El Hugeirat Unknown El Hugeirat Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Eliri, Nding 8,200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.0 % 0.5 %
Fa-c-Aka, Aka 1,000 Aka Islam 5.0 % 0.7 %
Fezara, Juhayna 317,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Fongoro, Gele 2,400 Fongoro Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Sudanese 204,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Fungor, Ko 6,000 Ko Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Fur, Forok 1,098,000 Fur Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gaaliin 3,209,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 7.0 % 0.6 %
 Gaam, Ingassana 103,000 Gaam E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Ganza 3,300 Ganza E Ethnic Religions 2.6 % 2.5 %
Garko, Kithonirishe 29,000 Karko Islam 1.0 % 0.3 %
 Gawamaa, Jawamaa 934,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gbaya-Bossangoa 14,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Ghulfan, Arabized 46,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gimma, Jam'a 155,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Guhayna 1,943,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Gule 2,300 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
Gulud 32,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Gumuz, Shanqilla 88,000 Gumuz E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 3.0 %
Hamar 431,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Hasania 686,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.4 % 0.1 %
 Hausa 106,000 Hausa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Hawawir 232,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Heiban, Ebang 9,900 Heiban Christianity 70.0 % 9.0 %
Homa 4,800 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 4.0 %
Husseinat 163,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Jomang, Talodi 3,300 Talodi Islam 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Jumjum, Berin 78,000 Jumjum E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.8 %
 Kababish 398,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kadaru 9,200 Kadaru Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kadaru, Arabized 48,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kadugli, Arabized 223,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 8.0 % 4.0 %
Kanga, Kufo 16,000 Kanga Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa 347,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Karko, Arabized 25,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
Katcha-Kadugli-Miri 68,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.5 %
Katla, Akalak 32,000 Katla Islam 3.0 % 1.2 %
 Kawahia, Fezara 930,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Keiga 9,100 Keiga Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
Keiga Jirru 4,700 Tese Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kelo, Tornasi 3,700 Kelo Islam 8.0 % 2.0 %
Kerarish 46,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kimr, Gimr 155,000 Tama Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Kineenawi 30,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Koalib 103,000 Koalib Christianity 55.0 % 3.0 %
Koma, Central 8,200 Komo E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.8 %
Krongo, Tambanya 49,000 Krongo E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Kunama 24,000 Kunama Islam 25.0 % 5.0 %
Kuraan 39,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 20.0 % 5.0 %
Lafofa 900 Lafofa Islam 3.0 % 0.3 %
Lahawin 187,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Laro, Aaleira 66,000 Laro Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
Logol, Lukha 12,000 Logol E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 6.0 %
Logorif, Liguri 6,700 Logorik E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.5 %
Lomon 35,000 Lumun Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
Maalia 115,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Maba, Borgu 25,000 Maba Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
 Manasir 67,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mandala 31,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.0 % 0.6 %
 Mararit, Abiyi 34,000 Mararit Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mararit, Arabized 104,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Masakin, Dagik 61,000 Dagik E Ethnic Religions 2.0 % 0.4 %
 Masalit 419,000 Masalit Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Me'en, Mekan 2,400 Me'en E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 10.0 %
Midob, Tidda Arabized 90,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Midobi, Tid-n-Aal 94,000 Midob Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Mimi, Amdang 123,000 Amdang Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Molo, Malkan 200 Molo Islam 1.0 % 0.0 %
 Moro Hills 28,000 Tocho Islam 2.0 % 0.9 %
Moro, Dhimorong 72,000 Moro Christianity 70.0 % 4.0 %
Ngala 44,000 Bangala Christianity 70.0 % 12.0 %
Ngile, Masakin 91,000 Ngile E Ethnic Religions 0.7 % 0.1 %
 Nubian, Dongola 283,000 Andaandi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nubian, Fedicca-Mohas 509,000 Nobiin Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nyangatom 15,000 Nyangatom E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Nyiman, Ama 175,000 Ama Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
Nyimang, Arabized 148,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
Oromo, Macha 96,000 Oromo, West Central E Ethnic Religions 35.0 % 3.0 %
Otoro Nuba, Kawama 14,000 Otoro Islam 20.0 % 1.5 %
Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 6,500 Yulu Christianity 40.0 % 7.0 %
 Rashaida 112,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Reshiat, Daasanach 4,900 Daasanach E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.0 %
 Rizeigat 334,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Rubatab 67,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Rufaa, Rufaiyin 551,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Sara Ngambai 12,000 Ngambay Christianity 60.0 % 15.0 %
Sebei 18,000 Kupsapiiny Islam 20.0 % 3.0 %
 Shaikia, Arabized 941,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
Shatt 34,000 Shatt Islam 2.0 % 0.8 %
Sherifi 187,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Shukria 221,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.3 % 0.1 %
Shwai, Shirumba 6,900 Shwai Islam 25.0 % 3.0 %
Sokoro, Tunjur 1,900 Sokoro Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Sungor 20,000 Assangori Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tagale, Arabized 101,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tagoy, Tagoi 26,000 Tagoi Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
Tama 72,000 Tama Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Temain, Ronge 16,000 Temein Islam 2.0 % 1.1 %
Temein, Arabized 42,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.4 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 48,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.0 % 6.0 %
 Tigre, Xasa 19,000 Tigre Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
Tima, Lomorik 5,200 Tima Islam 1.0 % 0.1 %
Tingal, Lajakja 19,000 Tegali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tira, Arabized 129,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
 Tira, Thiro 31,000 Tira Islam 2.0 % 0.4 %
Togole, Tegale 80,000 Tegali Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tubu, Teda 9,600 Tedaga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tukam 4,900 Tagoi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Tulishi 2,500 Tulishi E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.2 %
Tulishi, Kamdang 800 Tulishi E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
Tumma, Sangali 46,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri E Ethnic Religions 1.0 % 0.1 %
Tumtum 16,000 Tumtum E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.8 %
Tungur 219,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turk 3,200 Turkish Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Turum 2,400 Tagoi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Uduk 21,000 Uduk E Ethnic Religions 22.0 % 3.0 %
Umm Heitan 26,000 Koalib Islam 2.0 % 0.7 %
Uncu, Ghulfan 36,000 Ghulfan Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Wali 17,000 Wali Islam 2.0 % 0.9 %
Wali, Arabized 53,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
Warnang, Werni 5,100 Warnang E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Yazeed 432,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Zaghawa, Arabized 137,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Zaghawa, Zoghaua 108,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
  Totals:  165 39,091,000 133     4.9 % 0.4 %  
RELIGIONS
Buddhism
0.0%
Christianity
  Evangelical
4.9%
0.4%
Ethnic Religions
5.0%
Hinduism
0.0%
Islam
90.0%
Non-Religious
0.0%
Other / Small Religions
0.0%
Unknown
0.0%

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

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  • Church planting agencies in Sudan
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  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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