Katcha-Kadugli-Miri in Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Katcha-Kadugli-Miri only in Sudan





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Katcha people are descended from the largest clan of Kadugli in central Sudan and reside south of the Kordofan Province. Their language is called Katcha or sometimes Tolubi. A few also speak Arabic which is the national language in Sudan.

What Are Their Lives Like?

The Katcha keep cattle and farm. Most of their diet consists of what they grow and meat from livestock. For income they sell groundnuts, sim sim and sometimes cattle. Some migrate outside of their villages into towns and cities to work. It has been said that even when a Katcha is away, his heart and mind are still back home. Their family structure consists of the extended family in which the husband's clan members reside with the family. In a polygamous marriage, all the wives live within the same compound but each has her separate hut in which she lives with her children. It is a sign of wealth for a man to have multiple wives.

Katcha people enjoy socializing and get along well with their own group and with neighboring people. They rely on one another for protection. Authority among the Katcha rests upon the clan elders that have been elected by the Katcha. Punishment depends on the crime committed and is decided in accordance with the government laws.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Tradition is extremely important to the Katcha and they hold firmly to it. They are not very receptive to those who try to change their culture. The Katcha are predominantly Pagan and many religious practices form the basis for their culture.

What Are Their Needs?

They are not likely to accept the Gospel unless it is explained to them in their own language. Christianity is considered a foreign religion because it has not been presented in their own language and social context.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

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People Name General Katcha-Kadugli-Miri
People Name in Country Katcha-Kadugli-Miri
Population in Sudan 70,000
World Population 70,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Kadugli, Katcha, Katcha-Kadugli, Miri
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 6  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southern Kordofan Province. Katcha is in villages of Katcha, Tuna, Kafina, Dabakaya (Donga), Belanya, and Farouq, a short distance south of Kadugli and southeast of the Miri Hills. Kadugli is also in villages surrounding Kadugli, namely, Murta, Kulba, 'Da.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Katcha-Kadugli-Miri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2003-2011)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
0.00 %
40.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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