Country: South Sudan

Number of People Groups

78

People Groups Unreached

6 (7.7%)

Total Population

12,520,000

Unreached Population

600,000 (4.8%)

% Professing Christian

57.9%

% Evangelical

11.42 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

27 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Acholi, Shuli 66,000 2,069,000 Acholi Christianity 89.00 % 15.00 %
 Ageer 30,000 30,000 Dinka, Northeastern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.50 %
Aja 300 300 Aja Islam 6.00 % 2.00 %
 Anuak, Yambo 99,000 230,000 Anuak Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 %
Arab, Mongallese 86,000 86,000 Arabic, Sudanese Creole Islam 2.00 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Sudanese 458,000 19,063,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
Avukaya 56,000 112,000 Avokaya Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
 Azande, Zande 808,000 2,706,000 Zande Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 %
Bai, Bari 8,600 8,600 Bai Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 %
Banda, Mid-Southern 3,400 143,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 %
Banda, Togbo-Vara 2,800 51,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Islam 10.00 % 1.50 %
Banda, West Central 7,500 14,000 Banda, West Central Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 3.00 %
Banda-Banda 4,900 147,000 Banda-Banda Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 %
Banda-Mbres 9,900 72,000 Banda-Mbres Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 %
 Banda-Ndele 2,300 54,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 %
 Bari 575,000 705,000 Bari Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 %
Baya, Gbaya 15,000 685,000 Gbaya, Northwest Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 8.00 %
 Belanda Bor 19,000 19,000 Belanda Bor Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 5.00 %
Beli, Jur Beli 74,000 74,000 Beli Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 %
 Bikol 700 700 Language unknown Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 %
 Bongo 16,000 16,000 Bongo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.00 %
Bug, Mangayat 900 900 Mangayat Islam 20.00 % 5.00 %
 Buldit 6,000 6,000 Opuuo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 %
 Chinese, general 2,100 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 %
 Daasanach 5,600 89,000 Daasanach Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Christianity 61.00 % 3.00 %
 Dhr Thuri, Wada 8,900 8,900 Thuri Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.00 %
 Di'dinga, Xaroxa 76,000 76,000 Didinga Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 %
 Dinka, Central 66,000 66,000 Dinka, South Central Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 9.00 %
 Dinka, Northeastern 906,000 906,000 Dinka, Northeastern Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 %
 Dinka, Northwestern 95,000 95,000 Dinka, Northwestern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 %
 Dinka, South Central 797,000 797,000 Dinka, South Central Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 %
 Dinka, Southeastern 286,000 305,000 Dinka, Southeastern Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 %
 Dinka, Western 3,205,000 3,205,000 Dinka, Southwestern Christianity 79.00 % 16.00 %
Dongotono 5,700 5,700 Dongotono Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 %
Gweri, Mo'da 1,700 1,700 Mo'da Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 %
Homa 5,500 5,500 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.00 %
Indri, Yanderika 1,500 1,500 Indri Islam 25.00 % 5.00 %
 Ingessana, Gaam 33,000 110,000 Gaam Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.80 %
 Jumjum 8,100 88,000 Jumjum Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.50 %
 Jur Modo 135,000 137,000 Jur Modo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 6.00 %
 Kacipo 5,700 5,700 Kacipo-Balesi Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 4.00 %
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 112,000 368,000 Kakwa Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 %
Kaligi, Feroge 20,000 20,000 Feroge Islam 20.00 % 4.00 %
Kaliko 12,000 40,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 %
Koguru 600 1,400 Boguru Christianity 65.00 % 5.00 %
Koma, Central 4,600 26,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 %
Kresh, Kparla 18,000 18,000 Gbaya Islam 17.00 % 4.00 %
 Kuku, Bari 39,000 39,000 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 %
 Lafon, Pari 60,000 60,000 Pari Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 4.00 %
Langgo 48,000 48,000 Lango Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 %
Lokoya, Owoi 64,000 64,000 Lokoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 %
 Lopid, Lafit 88,000 88,000 Lopit Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Lotuho, Latuka 234,000 234,000 Otuho Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.50 %
Luo 193,000 193,000 Luwo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 %
Ma'adi 26,000 608,000 Ma'di Christianity 86.00 % 12.00 %
 Maaban 80,000 80,000 Mabaan Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 %
Mondari, Chir 80,000 80,000 Mandari Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 %
Morokodo, Ma'di 57,000 57,000 Morokodo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 %
 Moru, Kala Moru 173,000 176,000 Moru Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 %
Mundu 57,000 63,000 Mundu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 %
 Murle 148,000 150,000 Murle Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 %
Narim, Lariminit 8,800 8,800 Narim Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.20 %
Ndogo 23,000 29,000 Ndogo Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 %
Njalgulgule 2,600 2,600 Njalgulgule Islam 4.00 % 1.00 %
 Nuer, Naath 2,060,000 2,290,000 Nuer Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 8.00 %
Nyamusa-Molo 1,900 1,900 Nyamusa-Molo Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 %
 Nyangatom 15,000 51,000 Nyangatom Ethnic Religions 3.50 % 2.00 %
Olubogo, Ondoe Luloba 25,000 27,000 Olu'bo Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 2.50 %
 Opuuo, Shita 4,000 6,300 Opuuo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 %
 Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 3,400 64,000 Yulu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 %
 Reel, Atwot 87,000 87,000 Reel Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 8.00 %
 Shilluk, Dhocolo 432,000 438,000 Shilluk Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 11.00 %
 Taposa 234,000 297,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
Tara Baaka, Mbaka 46,000 49,000 Baka Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 %
 Tennet 11,000 11,000 Tennet Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Uduk 5,300 28,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
 Viri, Belanda Viri 55,000 55,000 Belanda Viri Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
  Totals:  78 12,520,000       6   57.89 % 11.42 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 213,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 12,733,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.4 %)
57.9 %
Ethnic Religions
35.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
6.9 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
14.4 %
Independent
4.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
23.8 %
Roman Catholic
57.6 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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  • Church planting agencies in South Sudan
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  • Christian medical outreaches

South Sudan Statistics
People Groups 78
Unreached People Groups 6  (7.7%)
Population 12,520,000
Population in Unreached 600,000  (4.8%)
Urbanization 19%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code OD
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Literacy Rate 27%
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 57.9%
Percent Evangelical 11.4%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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