Country: Sudan

Number of People Groups

162

People Groups Unreached

130 (80.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

41,393,000

Population in Unreached

23,044,000 (55.7%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

5.0%

% Evangelical

0.38%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.0%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Acheron 21,000 21,000 Acheron Islam 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
Afitti, Ditti 4,700 4,700 Afitti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Aka 1,000 1,000 Aka Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Amhara, Ethiopian 103,000 30,216,000 Amharic Christianity 65.00 % 1.10 % -
 Amri 81,000 81,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Arab, Egyptian 674,000 63,343,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Maghrebi 252,000 22,656,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Arab, Sudanese 12,968,000 19,200,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 10.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Syrian 99,000 16,618,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Arab, Yemeni 26,000 7,134,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 1,500 6,194,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Awlad Hassan 131,000 131,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Baggara, Fertit 13,000 36,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Baggara, Habbania 366,000 366,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Baggara, Messiria 594,000 594,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Baggara, Selim 64,000 64,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 104,000 3,636,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Batahin 265,000 265,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 5
Baya, Gbaya 14,000 479,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
Baygo 1,200 1,200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bederia 933,000 933,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
 Beja, Bedawi 2,299,000 3,577,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 46
 Beja, Bisharin 36,000 36,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beja, Hadendoa 72,000 72,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Berta, Benishangul 225,000 538,000 Berta Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Berti 319,000 319,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 6
Bideyat 11,000 20,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Birgid, Arabized 154,000 154,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Bokoruge 8,100 99,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Burun, Arabized 139,000 139,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Burun, Lange 47,000 47,000 Burun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 6,100 12,929,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 9.00 % -
Dair, Thaminyi 2,800 2,800 Dair Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Daju, Dar Fur 102,000 102,000 Daju, Dar Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dar Hamid 747,000 747,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 15
 Deaf 415,000 46,464,000 Language unknown Islam 5.00 % 8
Debri, Wei 2,300 2,300 Dilling Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Delen, Warki 12,000 12,000 Dilling Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Dilling, Arabized 79,000 79,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Dubasiyin 110,000 110,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
El Hugeirat Unknown Unknown El Hugeirat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Eliri, Nding 8,500 8,500 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
Fezara, Juhayna 327,000 327,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
 Fulani, Sudanese 211,000 4,897,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Fungor 6,200 6,200 Ko Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Fur, Forok 1,135,000 1,167,000 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 23
 Gaaliin 3,318,000 3,318,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.60 % -
 Ganza 3,500 4,100 Ganza Ethnic Religions 2.60 % 2.50 % -
Garko, Kithonirishe 30,000 30,000 Karko Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Gawamaa 966,000 966,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 19
Gbaya-Bossangoa 15,000 249,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
Ghulfan, Arabized 47,000 47,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gimma, Jam'a 160,000 160,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.02 % 3
 Guhayna 2,009,000 2,009,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 40
Gula, Kara 2,100 20,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Gule 2,300 2,300 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
Gulud 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Gumuz, Shanqilla 91,000 363,000 Gumuz Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Hamar 446,000 446,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 9
 Hasania 709,000 709,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.10 % 14
 Hausa 110,000 44,177,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
Hawawir 240,000 240,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Heiban, Ebang 10,000 10,000 Heiban Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Husseinat 168,000 168,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Ingessana, Gaam 77,000 111,000 Gaam Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
Jomang, Talodi 3,400 3,400 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Jumjum, Berin 80,000 88,000 Jumjum Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.80 % 2
 Kababish 411,000 411,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Kadaru 25,000 25,000 Kadaru Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadaru, Arabized 50,000 50,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kadugli, Arabized 230,000 230,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 8.00 % 4.00 % -
Kanga, Kufo 16,000 16,000 Kanga Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Kanuri, Yerwa 359,000 7,692,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Karko, Arabized 26,000 26,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri 71,000 71,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Katla, Akalak 33,000 33,000 Katla Islam 3.00 % 1.20 % 1
 Kawahia, Fezara 962,000 962,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 19
Keiga 9,400 9,400 Keiga Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Keiga Jirru 4,900 4,900 Tese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kelo, Tornasi 200 200 Kelo Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
Kerarish 47,000 47,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kimr 160,000 160,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Kineenawi 31,000 31,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Koalib 107,000 107,000 Koalib Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Komo 8,400 27,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kresh 2,000 20,000 Gbaya Islam 30.00 % 5.00 % -
Krongo, Tabanya 50,000 50,000 Krongo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Kunama 25,000 219,000 Kunama Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Kuraan 40,000 40,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Lafofa 900 900 Lafofa Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
Lahawin 193,000 193,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Laru, Al-leira 44,000 44,000 Laro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Logol, Lukha 12,000 12,000 Logol Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 6.00 % -
Logorif, Liguri 6,900 6,900 Logorik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
Lomon 15,000 15,000 Lumun Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
Maalia 119,000 119,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Maba, Borgu 26,000 521,000 Maba Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Manasir 70,000 70,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mandala 32,000 32,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Mararit, Abiyi 35,000 79,000 Mararit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mararit, Arabized 107,000 107,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Masakin, Dagik 63,000 63,000 Dagik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Masalit 433,000 540,000 Masalit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Me'en, Mekan 2,500 228,000 Me'en Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 % -
Midob, Tidda Arabized 93,000 93,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Midobi, Tid-n-Aal 97,000 97,000 Midob Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Mimi, Amdang 59,000 141,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Molo, Malkan 200 200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moro Hills 2,700 2,700 Tocho Islam 2.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Moro, Dhimorong 74,000 74,000 Moro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nbambai 13,000 1,663,000 Ngambay Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
Ngile, Masakin 94,000 94,000 Ngile Ethnic Religions 0.70 % 0.10 % 2
 Nubian, Dongola 72,000 72,000 Andaandi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Nubian, Fedicca-Mohas 526,000 899,000 Nobiin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 11
 Nyiman, Ama 180,000 180,000 Ama Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 4
Nyimang, Arabized 153,000 153,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 3
 Oromo, Macha 99,000 7,224,000 Oromo, West Central Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 % -
Otoro Nuba, Kawama 14,000 14,000 Otoro Islam 20.00 % 1.50 % -
 Rashaida 116,000 191,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Rizeigat 345,000 345,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Rubatab 70,000 70,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Rufaa, Rufaiyin 570,000 570,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.03 % 11
 Shaikia, Arabized 973,000 973,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 19
Shatt 30,000 30,000 Shatt Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Sherifi 193,000 193,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Shukria 228,000 228,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 5
Shwai, Shirumba 7,100 7,100 Shwai Islam 25.00 % 3.00 % -
Sokoro, Tunjur 2,000 18,000 Sokoro Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Somali 1,700 22,706,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
Sungor 21,000 88,000 Assangori Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili 23,000 1,756,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tagale, Arabized 104,000 104,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tagoy 27,000 27,000 Tagoi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Tama 74,000 255,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Temain, Ronge 17,000 17,000 Temein Islam 2.00 % 1.10 % 1
Temein, Arabized 44,000 44,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 50,000 9,394,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tigre, Xasa 20,000 1,128,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Tima, Lomorik 6,200 6,200 Tima Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tingal, Lajakja 20,000 20,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tira, Arabized 134,000 134,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Tira, Thiro 32,000 32,000 Tira Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
Togole 83,000 83,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tubu, Teda 9,900 120,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tukam 5,100 5,100 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tulishi 2,600 2,600 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Tulishi, Kamdang 800 800 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
Tumma 47,000 47,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
Tumtum 16,000 16,000 Tumtum Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 % 1
Tungur 227,000 227,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Turk 3,300 60,215,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turum 2,400 2,400 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uduk 22,000 28,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 3.00 % -
Umm Heitan 27,000 27,000 Koalib Islam 2.00 % 0.70 % 1
Uncu, Ghulfan 37,000 37,000 Ghulfan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Wali 18,000 18,000 Wali Islam 2.00 % 0.90 % 1
Wali, Arabized 54,000 54,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Warnang, Werni 5,300 5,300 Warnang Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Yazeed 447,000 447,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Yulu 6,700 20,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 % -
 Zaghawa 112,000 268,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Zaghawa, Arabized 142,000 142,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  162 41,393,000       130   5.04 % 0.38 % 500 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 119,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 41,512,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   41,393,000 162 130 80.2 % 23,044,000 55.7 % 0
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Acheron acz 1 1
Afitti aft 1 1
Aka soh 1 1
Ama nyi 1 1 Bible Portions
Amdang amj 1 1
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Andaandi dgl 1 1
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 0
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 60 57 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1
Armenian hye 1 0 Complete Bible
Assangori sjg 1 1
Bedawiyet bej 3 3 Bible Portions
Berta wti 1 0
Burun bdi 1 1 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dagik dec 1 1
Dair drb 1 1
Daju, Dar Fur daj 1 1
Daju, Dar Sila dau 1 1
Dilling dil 2 2
El Hugeirat elh 1 1
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete Bible
Fur fvr 1 1
Gaam tbi 1 1
Ganza gza 1 0
Gbaya krs 1 0 Bible Portions
Gbaya, Northwest gya 1 0 Complete Bible
Gbaya-Bossangoa gbp 1 0 Bible Portions
Ghulfan ghl 1 1
Gula kcm 1 0
Gumuz guk 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Heiban hbn 1 0 New Testament
Jumjum jum 1 1
Kadaru kdu 1 1
Kanga kcp 1 1
Kanuri, Central knc 1 1 New Testament
Karko kko 1 1
Katcha-Kadugli-Miri xtc 2 1 Bible Portions
Katla kcr 1 1
Keiga kec 1 1
Kelo xel 1 0
Ko fuj 1 1
Koalib kib 2 1 New Testament
Komo xom 1 1 Bible Portions
Krongo kgo 1 1 New Testament
Kunama kun 1 0 Complete Bible
Lafofa laf 1 1
Laro lro 1 0 Bible Portions
Logol lof 1 0
Logorik liu 1 1
Lumun lmd 1 1 Bible Portions
Maba mde 1 1
Mararit mgb 1 1
Masalit mls 1 1
Me'en mym 1 0 Bible Portions
Midob mei 1 1
Moro mor 1 0 New Testament
Ngambay sba 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngile jle 1 1
Nobiin fia 1 1 Bible Portions
Oromo, West Central gaz 1 0 Complete Bible
Otoro otr 1 0 New Testament
Shatt shj 1 1
Shwai shw 1 0
Sokoro sok 1 1 Bible Portions
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagoi tag 3 3
Tama tma 2 2
Tedaga tuq 1 1
Tegali ras 2 2
Temein teq 1 1
Tese keg 1 1
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Tima tms 1 1
Tira tic 1 1 New Testament
Tocho taz 1 1
Tulishi tey 2 2
Tumtum tbr 1 1
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Uduk udu 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 1
Wali wll 1 1
Warnang wrn 1 1
Yulu yul 1 0
Zaghawa zag 2 2
Totals: 92 162 130   12 18 33 62 10

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
5.0 %
Ethnic Religions
4.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
90.0 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Sudan
  • Christian ministry in Sudan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Sudan Statistics
People Groups 162
Unreached People Groups 130  (80.2%)
Population 41,393,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 23,044,000  (55.7%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 500
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 5.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Country Progress Level 2
Urbanization 34%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SU
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Sudanese Spoken
Literacy Rate 72%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,590,000
Persecution Ranking 4 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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