Turum in Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Turum only in Sudan







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Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey

Introduction / History

Bullets screamed through the night air while airplanes and helicopters zoomed through the black sky. The Turum girl jumped up from her mat on the dirt floor. Her family joined her in racing out of their hut. Dodging bullets, the family joined others of the tribe, all running for the nearby bushes to escape the atrocities of the Sudanese military.

This attack along with others came only days after a supposed peace accord had been signed between the Turum tribe and the hostile Rzigat Aballa tribe. The Turums represent a relatively small group-about 5,000. They easily fall prey to more numerous people groups with stronger ties to the Sudanese government.

Throughout this month you will see that scarce water and arable land motivate attacks between rival peoples. But the national government seems to undermine local and regional steps towards resolution.

Meanwhile one source indicates that over a million people have turned to Christ in Sudan in recent years. Repulsed by the brutalities they see by the government and rebel groups, many reject that path to embrace God's forgiveness through Christ.

Pray that Christian relief organizations will show unconditional love among the Turum people and their enemies.

Pray that Christians will join efforts to end ethnic cleansing and to bring about reconciliation in Christ

People Name General Turum
People Name in Country Turum
Population in Sudan 2,360
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nuba Mountains
People Name General Turum
Ethnic Code NAb66h
Country Sudan
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country North, Kordofan Province, Nuba Mountains, Moreb, Tagoi, Turjok, Tumale Hill, possibly Tuling village. Tagoi in Tukum and Turum (1956 Tucker and Bryan)
People Group Map Turum in Sudan PDF Version

Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tagoi (2,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tagoi 2,400
Category Resource
Largest Religion Islam
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
Other / Small
Photo Source: Rita Willaert Creative Commons: Yes
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International
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