Country: Sudan

Number of People Groups

162

People Groups Unreached

133 (82.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

45,895,000

Population in Unreached

43,619,000 (95.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.37%

% Evangelical

0.29%

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 *
 Acheron 23,000 23,000 Acheron Islam 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
Afitti, Ditti 5,200 5,200 Afitti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Aka 1,100 1,100 Aka Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Amhara, Ethiopian 112,000 25,261,000 Amharic Christianity 65.00 % 1.10 % -
 Amri 90,000 90,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Arab, Egyptian 746,000 71,476,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Moroccan 279,000 29,607,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Arab, Sudanese 14,632,000 17,949,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 293
 Arab, Syrian 108,000 18,087,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Arab, Yemeni 29,000 8,031,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 1,600 6,292,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Awlad Hassan 145,000 145,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Baggara, Fertit 14,000 39,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.80 % 1
 Baggara, Habbania 406,000 406,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 8
 Baggara, Messiria 658,000 658,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Baggara, Selim 71,000 71,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 115,000 4,021,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Batahin 293,000 293,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 6
Baya, Gbaya 15,000 510,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
Baygo 1,300 1,300 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bederia 1,034,000 1,034,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 21
 Beja, Bedawi 2,382,000 2,669,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.80 % 0.70 % 48
 Beja, Bisharin 40,000 40,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beja, Hadendoa 80,000 80,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Berta, Benishangul 250,000 573,000 Berta Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Berti 353,000 353,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 7
Bideyat 12,000 22,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Birgid, Arabized 171,000 171,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Bokoruge 9,000 113,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Burun, Arabized 154,000 154,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Burun, Lange 52,000 52,000 Burun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 6,700 15,654,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 9.00 % -
Dair, Thaminyi 3,100 3,100 Dair Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Daju, Dar Fur 113,000 113,000 Daju, Dar Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dar Hamid 827,000 827,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Deaf 460,000 48,824,000 Language unknown Islam 5.00 % 9
Debri, Wei 2,500 2,500 Dilling Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Delen, Warki 14,000 14,000 Dilling Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Dilling, Arabized 88,000 88,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Dubasiyin 122,000 122,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
El Hugeirat 3,300 3,300 El Hugeirat Islam 2.20 % 2.20 % -
Eliri, Nding 9,400 9,400 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Fezara, Juhayna 363,000 363,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Fongoro 3,100 7,400 Fongoro Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Fulata 220,000 4,967,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Fungor 6,900 6,900 Ko Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Fur, Forok 1,240,000 1,276,000 Fur Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 25
 Gaaliin 3,676,000 3,676,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 74
 Ganza 3,800 4,500 Ganza Ethnic Religions 2.60 % 2.50 % -
Garko, Kithonirishe 33,000 33,000 Karko Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Gawamaa 1,070,000 1,070,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 21
Ghulfan, Arabized 52,000 52,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gimma, Jam'a 177,000 177,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.02 % 4
 Guhayna 2,226,000 2,226,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 45
Gula, Kara 2,300 21,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 6.00 % -
Gulud 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Gumuz, Shanqilla 101,000 377,000 Gumuz Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Hamar 494,000 494,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 10
 Hasania 786,000 786,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.10 % 16
 Hausa 122,000 53,322,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
Hawawir 266,000 266,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Heiban, Ebang 11,000 11,000 Heiban Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Husseinat 187,000 187,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Ingessana, Gaam 117,000 117,000 Gaam Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
Jomang, Talodi 3,700 3,700 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Jule 2,600 2,600 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.20 % 2.20 % -
 Jumjum, Berin 89,000 95,000 Jumjum Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 2
 Kababish 455,000 455,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Kadaru 31,000 31,000 Kadaru Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadaru, Arabized 55,000 55,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kadugli, Arabized 255,000 255,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 8.00 % 4.00 % -
Kanga, Kufo 18,000 18,000 Kanga Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Kanuri, Yerwa 398,000 8,532,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Karko, Arabized 29,000 29,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri 78,000 78,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Katla, Akalak 37,000 37,000 Katla Islam 3.00 % 1.20 % 1
 Kawahia, Fezara 1,066,000 1,066,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 21
Keiga 10,000 10,000 Keiga Islam 1.40 % 1.40 % 1
Keiga Jirru 5,400 5,400 Tese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kelo, Tornasi 200 200 Kelo Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
Kerarish 52,000 52,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kimr 178,000 178,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Kineenawi 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Koalib 118,000 118,000 Koalib Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Komo 9,300 49,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kresh 32,000 46,000 Gbaya Islam 30.00 % 5.00 % -
Krongo, Tabanya 56,000 56,000 Krongo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Kunama 27,000 166,000 Kunama Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Kuraan 44,000 44,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Lafofa 1,000 1,000 Lafofa Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
Lahawin 214,000 214,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Laru, Al-leira 48,000 48,000 Laro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Logol, Lukha 14,000 14,000 Logol Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Logorif, Liguri 7,700 7,700 Logorik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
Lomon 17,000 17,000 Lumun Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
Maalia 132,000 132,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Maba, Borgu 29,000 591,000 Maba Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Manasir 77,000 77,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mandala 35,000 35,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Mararit, Abiyi 39,000 89,000 Mararit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mararit, Arabized 119,000 119,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Masakin, Dagik 69,000 69,000 Dagik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Masalit 480,000 602,000 Masalit Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 10
Me'en 2,700 263,000 Me'en Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 % -
Midob, Tidda Arabized 103,000 103,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Midobi, Tid-n-Aal 94,000 94,000 Midob Islam 0.08 % 0.08 % 2
 Mimi, Amdang 66,000 159,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Miri 5,200 5,200 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
Molo, Malkan 200 200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moro Hills 3,000 3,000 Tocho Islam 2.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Moro, Dhimorong 82,000 82,000 Moro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ngambay 14,000 1,885,000 Ngambay Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
Ngile, Masakin 105,000 105,000 Ngile Islam 0.70 % 0.10 % 2
 Nubian, Dongola 80,000 80,000 Andaandi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Nubian, Fedicca-Mohas 583,000 1,049,000 Nobiin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Nyiman, Ama 178,000 178,000 Ama Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 4
Nyimang, Arabized 169,000 169,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 3
 Oromo, Wellega / Mecha 110,000 8,257,000 Oromo, West Central Islam 20.00 % 3.00 % -
Otoro Nuba, Kawama 16,000 16,000 Otoro Islam 20.00 % 1.50 % -
 Rashaida 129,000 181,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Rizeigat 382,000 382,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Rubatab 77,000 77,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Rufaa, Rufaiyin 632,000 632,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.03 % 13
 Shaikia, Arabized 1,078,000 1,078,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 22
Shatt 33,000 33,000 Shatt Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Sherifi 214,000 214,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Shukria 253,000 253,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 5
Shwai, Shirumba 7,800 7,800 Shwai Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 1
Sokoro, Tunjur 2,200 20,000 Sokoro Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Somali 1,900 24,795,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
Sungor 23,000 99,000 Assangori Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili 26,000 1,131,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tagale, Arabized 115,000 115,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tagoy 30,000 30,000 Tagoi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Tama 82,000 287,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Temain, Ronge 19,000 19,000 Temein Islam 2.00 % 1.10 % 1
Temein, Arabized 48,000 48,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Tigray, Tigrinya 55,000 9,409,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tigre, Xasa 22,000 824,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Tima, Lomorik 6,900 6,900 Tima Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tingal, Lajakja 22,000 22,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tira, Arabized 148,000 148,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Tira, Thiro 35,000 35,000 Tira Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
Togole 92,000 92,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tubu, Teda 11,000 138,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tukam 5,600 5,600 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tulishi 2,900 2,900 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Tulishi, Kamdang 900 900 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
Tumtum 18,000 18,000 Tumtum Islam 0.12 % 0.12 % 1
Tungur 251,000 251,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Turk 3,700 65,645,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turum 2,700 2,700 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uduk 24,000 60,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 3.00 % -
Umm Heitan 29,000 29,000 Koalib Islam 2.00 % 0.70 % 1
Uncu, Ghulfan 42,000 42,000 Ghulfan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Wali 20,000 20,000 Wali Islam 2.00 % 0.90 % 1
Wali, Arabized 60,000 60,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Warnang, Werni 5,800 5,800 Warnang Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Yazeed 495,000 495,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Yulu 7,500 20,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 % -
 Zaghawa 124,000 303,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 2
Zaghawa, Arabized 157,000 157,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  162 45,895,000         133 1.37 % 0.29 % 915 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 97,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 45,992,000                

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State Estimated
Population
Al Jazirah 4,796,000
Al Qadarif 354,000
Blue Nile 1,079,000
Central Darfur 2,433,000
East Darfur 1,090,000
Kassala 2,452,000
Khartoum 7,781,000
North Darfur 2,244,000
North Kurdufan 3,090,000
Northern 911,000
Red Sea 1,443,000
River Nile 1,471,000
Sennar 1,868,000
South Darfur 5,211,000
South Kurdufan 2,052,000
West Darfur 1,729,000
West Kurdufan 1,285,000
White Nile 1,685,000
States:  18 42,974,000
UN Country Population 45,992,000
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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
Acheron acz 1 1 Translation Needed
Afitti aft 1 1 Translation Needed
Aka soh 1 1 Unspecified
Ama nyi 1 1 Bible Portions
Amdang amj 1 1 Unspecified
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Andaandi dgl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 60 58 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assangori sjg 1 1 Translation Needed
Bedawiyet bej 3 3 Bible Portions
Berta wti 1 0 Bible Portions
Burun bdi 1 1 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dagik dec 1 1 Unspecified
Dair drb 1 1 Unspecified
Daju, Dar Fur daj 1 1 Translation Needed
Daju, Dar Sila dau 1 1 Unspecified
Dilling dil 2 2 Unspecified
El Hugeirat elh 1 0 Unspecified
Fongoro fgr 1 1 Unspecified
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete Bible
Fur fvr 1 1 Bible Portions
Gaam tbi 1 1 Unspecified
Ganza gza 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbaya krs 1 0 New Testament
Gbaya, Northwest gya 1 0 Complete Bible
Ghulfan ghl 1 1 Unspecified
Gula kcm 1 0 Bible Portions
Gumuz guk 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Heiban hbn 1 0 New Testament
Jumjum jum 1 1 Unspecified
Kadaru kdu 1 1 Unspecified
Kanga kcp 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanuri, Yerwa knc 1 1 New Testament
Karko kko 1 1 Unspecified
Katcha-Kadugli-Miri xtc 2 1 New Testament
Katla kcr 1 1 Translation Started
Keiga kec 1 1 Translation Needed
Kelo xel 1 0 Unspecified
Ko fuj 1 1 Translation Needed
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 Translation Needed
Laro lro 1 0 New Testament
Logol lof 1 1 Unspecified
Logorik liu 1 1 Bible Portions
Lumun lmd 1 1 New Testament
Maba mde 1 1 Translation Started
Mararit mgb 1 1 Translation Needed
Masalit mls 1 1 Bible Portions
Me'en mym 1 0 Bible Portions
Midob mei 1 1 Translation Needed
Moro mor 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngambay sba 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngile jle 1 1 Translation Needed
Nobiin fia 1 1 Bible Portions
Oromo, West Central gaz 1 0 Complete Bible
Otoro otr 1 0 New Testament
Shatt shj 1 1 Bible Portions
Shwai shw 1 1 Translation Needed
Sokoro sok 1 1 Bible Portions
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagoi tag 3 3 Translation Needed
Tama tma 2 2 Translation Started
Tedaga tuq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tegali ras 2 2 Translation Needed
Temein teq 1 1 Translation Started
Tese keg 1 1 Translation Needed
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Tima tms 1 1 Translation Started
Tira tic 1 1 New Testament
Tocho taz 1 1 Unspecified
Tulishi tey 2 2 Translation Started
Tumtum tbr 1 1 Translation Needed
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Uduk udu 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Wali wll 1 1 Translation Needed
Warnang wrn 1 1 Translation Needed
Yulu yul 1 0 Translation Needed
Zaghawa zag 2 2 Translation Started
Totals: 92 162 133   11 22 37 61 0
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Sudan
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  • Christian literature distribution
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Sudan Statistics
People Groups 162
Unreached People Groups 133  (82.1%)
Population 45,895,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 43,619,000  (95.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 915
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 35%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SU
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Sudanese Spoken
Literacy Rate 61%
Estimated Illiterate Population 17,899,000
Persecution Ranking 13 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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