Nuer, Naath in Ethiopia

Population

204,000

Christian

93.0%

Evangelical

88.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Khan John


Introduction / History

According to the Nuer elders, Nuer orginated from a big tree in a place called Liech. As their number increased there was not enough grazing field for the large number of cattle and some of them migrated. Quarrels also cause some of them to break away.


Where are they Located?

The Nuer are located in both Ethiopia and South Sudan.


What are Their Lives Like?

The Nuer depend on their numerous cattle, which they also use for marriage and solving problems.


What are Their Beliefs?

Nuers believe in supernatural being. They also believe in lesser gods which they called "kuuth," but they know that there is only one God (Kuoth). As most of the Nuer are now Christian they could no longer believe in "kuuth," but they believe in Kuoth which means one God. Nuer usually pray early in the morning.


What are Their Needs?

In general, the Nuer need very much church support, as the newly formed government of South Sudan cannot fulfill all their needs. The most important need now is education which many Nuer do not have. There is great illiteracy among these people.


Prayer Points

* Pray for peace in South Sudan.
* Pray the Lord will continue to open the eyes of the Nuer community to see their opportunity to trust Christ for an abundant and eternal life.
* Pray that the Lord will raise up qualified Nuer pastors and teachers, and they will be well established in the faith.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up godly school teachers and educators.



Profile Source: Khan John

People Name General Nuer, Naath
People Name in Country Nuer, Naath
Population in Ethiopia 204,000
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Abrigar, Eastern Nue, Eastern Nuer, Jikany, Jikany Door, Jikany Dor, Nuer, Nuer, Eastern, Western Nuer
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Nuer, Naath
Ethnic Code NAB62n
Country Ethiopia
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Gambela region, along Baro River

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nuer: Eastern Nuer (204,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nuer: Eastern Nuer 204,000
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nuer
Scripture Bible-in-Your-Language
Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
93%    ( Evangelical  88% )
Ethnic Religions
7.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
75.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
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