Country: South Sudan

Number of People Groups

80

People Groups Unreached

6 (7.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

11,546,000

Population in Unreached

601,000 (5.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

56.77%

% Evangelical

10.86%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.0%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Acholi, Shuli 83,000 2,108,000 Acholi Christianity 89.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ageer 23,000 23,000 Dinka, Northeastern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.50 % -
Aja, Ajagbe 300 300 Gbaya Islam 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Anywaa 139,000 305,000 Anuak Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 8.00 % -
 Arab, Mongallese 227,000 227,000 Juba Arabic Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 5
 Arab, Sudanese 352,000 17,949,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 7
Avukaya 70,000 136,000 Avokaya Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Azande 920,000 3,146,000 Zande Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 % -
Bai, Bari 6,600 6,600 Bai Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 % -
Banda, Mid-Southern 2,600 142,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Banda, Togbo-Vara 2,100 56,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Islam 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Banda, West Central 5,800 12,000 Banda, West Central Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 3.00 % -
Banda-Banda 3,800 145,000 Banda-Banda Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
Banda-Mbres 7,600 69,000 Banda-Mbres Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Banda-Ndele 1,800 53,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 % -
 Bari 704,000 866,000 Bari Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
 Belanda Bor 25,000 25,000 Belanda Bor Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 5.00 % -
Beli, Jur Beli 57,000 57,000 Beli Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Biykol 600 600 Komo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bongo 20,000 20,000 Bongo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.00 % -
Bug, Mangayat 700 700 Gbaya Islam 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Buldit 6,900 6,900 Opo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chinese, general 1,600 15,654,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 % -
 Daasanach 4,900 107,000 Daasanach Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Deaf 99,000 48,824,000 Language unknown Christianity 60.50 % -
 Dhr Thuri, Wada 6,900 6,900 Thuri Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.00 % -
 Di'dinga, Xaroxa 94,000 94,000 Didinga Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 % -
 Dinka, Central 51,000 51,000 Dinka, South Central Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 9.00 % -
 Dinka, Northeastern 828,000 828,000 Dinka, Northeastern Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 % -
 Dinka, Northwestern 88,000 88,000 Dinka, Northwestern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
 Dinka, South Central 736,000 736,000 Dinka, South Central Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % -
 Dinka, Southeastern 908,000 910,000 Dinka, Southeastern Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 % -
 Dinka, Southwestern 1,293,000 1,293,000 Dinka, Southwestern Christianity 79.00 % 16.00 % -
Dongotono 4,400 4,400 Dongotono Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
Gweri, Mo'da 1,300 1,300 Mo'da Islam 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Homa 4,200 4,200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Imotong 16,000 16,000 Imotong Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Indri, Yanderika 600 600 Indri Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jumjum 6,200 95,000 Jumjum Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.50 % -
 Jur Modo 170,000 172,000 Jur Modo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 141,000 426,000 Kakwa Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 % -
Kaligi, Feroge 25,000 25,000 Feroge Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Kaliko 28,000 61,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Koguru 500 2,700 Zande Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Komo 25,000 49,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Kresh, Kparla 14,000 46,000 Gbaya Islam 17.00 % 4.00 % -
Kuku 182,000 233,000 Kuku Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kuku, Bari 30,000 30,000 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Lafon, Pari 73,000 73,000 Pari Islam 12.00 % 4.00 % -
Lango 19,000 19,000 Lango Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
Logir 15,000 15,000 Logir Christianity 78.00 % 3.00 % -
Lokoya, Owoi 80,000 80,000 Lokoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lopid, Lafit 110,000 110,000 Lopit Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Lotuho, Latuka 287,000 287,000 Otuho Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.50 % -
 Luwo 242,000 242,000 Luwo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
Ma'adi 31,000 428,000 Ma'di Christianity 86.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maaban 85,000 90,000 Mabaan Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
 Mondari, Chir 61,000 61,000 Mandari Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Morokodo, Ma'di 44,000 44,000 Morokodo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moru, Kala Moru 217,000 220,000 Moru Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Mundu 21,000 28,000 Mundu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Murle 185,000 188,000 Murle Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Narim, Lariminit 6,700 6,700 Narim Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.20 % -
Ndogo 45,000 53,000 Ndogo Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Njalgulgule 2,000 2,000 Njalgulgule Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Nuer 1,462,000 1,749,000 Nuer Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 8.00 % -
Nyamusa-Molo 1,400 1,400 Nyamusa-Molo Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Nyangatom 11,000 54,000 Nyangatom Ethnic Religions 3.50 % 2.00 % 1
Okolie 16,000 16,000 Okolie Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 Olubogo, Ondoe Luloba 31,000 34,000 Olu'bo Islam 15.00 % 2.50 % -
 Opo 6,900 9,900 Opo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Reel, Atwot 107,000 107,000 Reel Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 8.00 % -
 Shilluk, Dhocolo 528,000 534,000 Shilluk Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 % -
 Suri, Kacipo-Balesi 4,400 8,000 Suri, Kacipo-Bale Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 2.00 % 1
Tara Baaka, Mbaka 58,000 61,000 Baka Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tennet 11,000 11,000 Tennet Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Toposa 287,000 369,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Uduk 10,000 60,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Viri, Belanda Viri 69,000 69,000 Belanda Viri Islam 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Yulu 2,600 20,000 Yulu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  80 11,546,000         6 56.77 % 10.86 % 16 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 73,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 11,619,000                

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State Estimated
Population
Central Equatoria 1,466,000
Eastern Equatoria 1,184,000
Jungoli 1,775,000
Lakes 962,000
North Bahr-al-Ghazal 1,009,000
Unity 793,000
Upper Nile 1,246,000
Warap 1,283,000
West Bahr-al-Ghazal 441,000
West Equatoria 810,000
States:  10 10,969,000
UN Country Population 11,619,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Acholi ach 1 0 Complete Bible
Anuak anu 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 2 1 New Testament
Avokaya avu 1 0 New Testament
Bai bdj 1 0 Unspecified
Baka bdh 1 0 New Testament
Banda, Mid-Southern bjo 1 0 Translation Started
Banda, Togbo-Vara tor 1 0 Translation Started
Banda, West Central bbp 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Banda bpd 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Mbres bqk 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Ndele bfl 1 0 Translation Needed
Bari bfa 2 0 Complete Bible
Belanda Bor bxb 1 0 Translation Needed
Belanda Viri bvi 1 0 Translation Needed
Beli blm 1 0 Bible Portions
Bongo bot 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Daasanach dsh 1 1 New Testament
Didinga did 1 0 New Testament
Dinka, Northeastern dip 2 0 Complete Bible
Dinka, Northwestern diw 1 0 Unspecified
Dinka, South Central dib 2 0 Bible Portions
Dinka, Southeastern dks 1 0 New Testament
Dinka, Southwestern dik 1 0 New Testament
Dongotono ddd 1 0 Translation Needed
Feroge fer 1 0 Unspecified
Gbaya krs 3 0 New Testament
Imotong imt 1 0 Translation Needed
Indri idr 1 0 Unspecified
Juba Arabic pga 1 1 Bible Portions
Jumjum jum 1 0 Unspecified
Jur Modo bex 1 0 New Testament
Kakwa keo 1 0 Complete Bible
Keliko kbo 1 0 New Testament
Komo xom 2 0 Bible Portions
Kuku ukv 1 0 Translation Started
Lango lgo 1 0 Translation Needed
Logir lqr 1 0 Translation Needed
Lokoya lky 1 0 Translation Needed
Lopit lpx 1 0 Translation Started
Luwo lwo 1 0 New Testament
Ma'di mhi 1 0 New Testament
Mabaan mfz 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandari mqu 1 0 Bible Portions
Mo'da gbn 1 0 Unspecified
Morokodo mgc 1 0 Bible Portions
Moru mgd 1 0 Complete Bible
Mundu muh 1 0 New Testament
Murle mur 1 0 New Testament
Narim loh 1 0 Bible Portions
Ndogo ndz 1 0 New Testament
Njalgulgule njl 1 1 Unspecified
Nuer nus 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyamusa-Molo nwm 1 0 Translation Needed
Nyangatom nnj 1 1 Bible Portions
Okolie oie 1 0 Translation Needed
Olu'bo lul 1 0 Translation Needed
Opo lgn 2 0 Translation Started
Otuho lot 1 0 New Testament
Pari lkr 1 0 New Testament
Reel atu 1 0 Translation Needed
Shilluk shk 1 0 Complete Bible
Suri, Kacipo-Bale koe 1 1 Translation Started
Tennet tex 1 0 New Testament
Thuri thu 1 0 Unspecified
Toposa toq 1 0 Bible Portions
Uduk udu 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Yulu yul 1 0 Translation Needed
Zande zne 2 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 71 80 6   13 27 34 53 0
Networking Possibilities

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South Sudan Statistics
People Groups 80
Unreached People Groups 6  (7.5%)
Population 11,546,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Population in Unreached 601,000  (5.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 56.8%
Percent Evangelical 10.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 16
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 20%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code OD
Official Language(s) EnglishArabic, Sudanese Spoken
Literacy Rate 35%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,505,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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