Ndogo in South Sudan

Population

32,400

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Ndogo migrated from what is today the Central Africa Republic around the 10th century AD. As they migrated, they came into conflict with the Azande who forced the Ndogo further north into their present homeland in south Sudan, west of Wau. The Ndogo culture and way of life is now threatened since the civil war in 1986 caused the migration of many of them into towns like Wau, Juba and Khartoum. The urban population has risen from 20-25% (before 1986) to around 70%. It is estimated that 30% have left their farmlands for the forests since the civil war.

The Ndogo were originally agriculturalists. They are hard workers and value self-sufficiency. Apart from farming they value skilled labor tasks such as carpentry and blacksmithing.

Ndogo has become a prestigious language. Its trade language status and its general use have been encouraged by the early translation work of the Roman Catholic Church. Education in the Ndogo language was also made possible by this work.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Ndogo
People Name in Country Ndogo
Population in South Sudan 32,400
World Population 38,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gbaya-Ndogo
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Adamawa-Ubangi
People Name General Ndogo
Ethnic Code NAB66c
People Group Map Ndogo in South Sudan PDF Version



Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gbaya: Orlo (Unknown) Ndogo (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gbaya: Orlo Ndogo
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1985-1990)
New Testament Yes   (2001)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
55.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
20.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
Get Involved
Register ministry activity for this group

Copyright © 2014 Joshua Project.  A ministry of the U.S. Center for World Mission.