Nyangatom in Sudan

Population

12,700

Christian

5%

Evangelical

2.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab


Introduction / History

The Nyangatom are pastoralists but some that live along the Omo River are engaged in farming. Their diet consists of meat, milk, and some grain, and wild fruits. There is a single tribal language, Nyangatom, spoken by the whole tribe. However, they also speak the Daasanech language. The Nyangatom language remains a strong cultural bond which makes the Nyangatom very aware of their own distinctivness from all outsiders. They are warriors and are fierce people.

Young men between the ages of 16 and 20 undergo an initiation ceremony, which involves an animal sacrifice. This is a prerequisite for later taking of human life. The status of a warrior is determined once a man has killed his first enemy, an event he will mark by notching a scar on his right shoulder or chest. After his first killing, he begins carrying a weapon. (Source: foto_morgana)

His clan sponsor gives him a spear and other weapons, a stool that serves as a headrest, and a pair of sandals. The Nyangatom are polygamous. The begetting of children and the increase in herds, goats, sheep, cattle, camels are highly valued in Nyangatom life.

The Nyangatom are followers of ethnic religion. Only a small number have converted to Christ.




Profile Source: Dr. Samuel Kebreab
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Country Sudan
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
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People Name General Nyangatom
People Name in Country Nyangatom
ROP3 Code 102710
Joshua Project People ID 11610
Indigenous Yes
Population in Sudan 12,700
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Bume, Toposa, Turkana,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nyangatom 12,699
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Nyangatom
Ethnic Code NAB62y
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
5%    ( Evangelical  2.0% )
Ethnic Religions
80.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
15.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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