Country: Sudan

Number of People Groups

163

People Groups Unreached

132 (81.0%)

Total Population

40,981,000

Unreached Population

22,746,000 (55.5%)

% Professing Christian

5.0%

% Evangelical

0.38 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

74 %

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Acheron 21,000 21,000 Acheron Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Afitti, Ditti 4,700 4,700 Afitti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 103,000 29,040,000 Amharic Christianity 65.00 % 1.10 %
 Amri 81,000 81,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 675,000 58,499,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 253,000 18,800,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Shuwa, Baggara 104,000 3,182,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 12,993,000 19,063,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 10.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Syrian 99,000 15,493,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Yemeni 26,000 7,373,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 1,500 6,323,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Awlad Hassan 132,000 132,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Awlad Mana Unknown Unknown Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Fertit 13,000 38,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Baggara, Habbania 367,000 367,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Messiria 595,000 595,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Baggara, Selim 65,000 65,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Batahin 265,000 265,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
Baya, Gbaya 14,000 685,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
Baygo 1,200 1,200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bederia 935,000 935,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Bedawi 2,303,000 2,567,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Bisharin 36,000 36,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Hadendoa 72,000 72,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berta, Benishangul 75,000 376,000 Berta Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
 Berti 319,000 319,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Bideyat 11,000 19,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Birgid, Arabized 155,000 155,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Burun, Arabized 139,000 139,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Burun, Lange 47,000 47,000 Burun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 6,100 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 9.00 %
Dair, Thaminyi 2,800 2,800 Dair Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daju, Dar Fur 102,000 102,000 Daju, Dar Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daju, Dar Sila 79,000 213,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dar Hamid 748,000 748,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 3.00 % 1.00 %
Debri, Wei 2,300 2,300 Dilling Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Delen, Warki 12,000 12,000 Dilling Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Dilling, Arabized 80,000 80,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dubasiyin 110,000 110,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
El Hugeirat Unknown Unknown El Hugeirat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Eliri, Nding 8,500 8,500 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
Fa-c-Aka, Aka 1,000 1,000 Aka Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
Fezara, Juhayna 328,000 328,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Fongoro, Gele 2,500 6,100 Fongoro Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Fulani, Sudanese 212,000 4,750,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Fungor, Ko 6,300 6,300 Ko Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Fur, Forok 1,137,000 1,168,000 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gaaliin 3,325,000 3,325,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.60 %
 Ganza 3,500 4,000 Ganza Ethnic Religions 2.60 % 2.50 %
Garko, Kithonirishe 30,000 30,000 Karko Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Gawamaa, Jawamaa 968,000 968,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gbaya-Bossangoa 15,000 264,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
Ghulfan, Arabized 47,000 47,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gimma, Jam'a 160,000 160,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.02 %
 Guhayna 2,013,000 2,013,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gula, Kara 2,100 21,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Gule 2,300 2,300 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
Gulud 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Gumuz, Shanqilla 91,000 352,000 Gumuz Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 %
Hamar 447,000 447,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Hasania 710,000 710,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.10 %
 Hausa 110,000 40,039,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Hawawir 241,000 241,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Heiban, Ebang 10,000 10,000 Heiban Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 %
Husseinat 169,000 169,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ingessana, Gaam 77,000 110,000 Gaam Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
Jomang, Talodi 3,400 3,400 Talodi Islam 5.00 % 2.00 %
 Jumjum, Berin 80,000 88,000 Jumjum Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.80 %
 Kababish 412,000 412,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kadaru 25,000 25,000 Kadaru Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kadaru, Arabized 50,000 50,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kadugli, Arabized 231,000 231,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 8.00 % 4.00 %
Kanga, Kufo 16,000 16,000 Kanga Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa 360,000 7,427,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karko, Arabized 26,000 26,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
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 %
 Kawahia, Fezara 964,000 964,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Keiga 9,400 9,400 Keiga Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Keiga Jirru 4,900 4,900 Tese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kelo, Tornasi 3,800 3,800 Kelo Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
Kerarish 47,000 47,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kimr, Gimr 161,000 161,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kineenawi 32,000 32,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Koalib 107,000 107,000 Koalib Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 %
Koma, Central 8,400 26,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.80 %
Krongo, Tabanya 51,000 51,000 Krongo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Kunama 25,000 234,000 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 %
Lahawin 194,000 194,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Laro, Aaleira 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 %
Lomon 15,000 15,000 Lumun Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
Maalia 119,000 119,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Maba, Borgu 26,000 497,000 Maba Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Manasir 70,000 70,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mandala 32,000 32,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.60 %
 Mararit, Abiyi 35,000 77,000 Mararit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mararit, Arabized 107,000 107,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Masakin, Dagik 63,000 63,000 Dagik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Masalit 434,000 755,000 Masalit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Me'en, Mekan 2,500 219,000 Me'en Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 %
Midob, Tidda Arabized 93,000 93,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Midobi, Tid-n-Aal 97,000 97,000 Midob Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mimi, Amdang 59,000 137,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Molo, Malkan 200 200 Molo Islam 1.00 % 0.00 %
 Moro Hills 2,700 2,700 Tocho Islam 2.00 % 0.90 %
Moro, Dhimorong 74,000 74,000 Moro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
Ngile, Masakin 95,000 95,000 Ngile Ethnic Religions 0.70 % 0.10 %
 Nubian, Dongola 73,000 73,000 Andaandi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nubian, Fedicca-Mohas 527,000 913,000 Nobiin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nyiman, Ama 181,000 181,000 Ama Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
Nyimang, Arabized 153,000 153,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
Oromo, Macha 99,000 6,944,000 Oromo, West Central Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 %
Otoro Nuba, Kawama 14,000 14,000 Otoro Islam 20.00 % 1.50 %
Pygmy, Bayaka, Binga 6,700 16,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 %
 Rashaida 116,000 142,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rizeigat 345,000 345,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rubatab 70,000 70,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rufaa, Rufaiyin 571,000 571,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.03 %
 Sara Ngambai 13,000 1,524,000 Ngambay Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
 Shaikia, Arabized 975,000 975,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
Shatt 30,000 30,000 Shatt Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
Sherifi 193,000 193,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shukria 228,000 228,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
Shwai, Shirumba 7,100 7,100 Shwai Islam 25.00 % 3.00 %
Sokoro, Tunjur 2,000 17,000 Sokoro Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Somali 1,700 19,451,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
Sungor 21,000 85,000 Assangori Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili 23,000 7,333,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tagale, Arabized 104,000 104,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tagoy, Tagoi 27,000 27,000 Tagoi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Tama 74,000 246,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Temain, Ronge 17,000 17,000 Temein Islam 2.00 % 1.10 %
Temein, Arabized 44,000 44,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 50,000 8,954,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Tigre, Xasa 20,000 1,207,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Tima, Lomorik 6,200 6,200 Tima Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tingal, Lajakja 20,000 20,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tira, Arabized 134,000 134,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Tira, Thiro 32,000 32,000 Tira Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
Togole, Tegale 83,000 83,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 9,900 149,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tukam 5,100 5,100 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tulishi 2,600 2,600 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 %
Tulishi, Kamdang 800 800 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
Tumma, Sangali 47,000 47,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
Tumtum 16,000 16,000 Tumtum Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 %
Tungur 227,000 227,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 3,300 59,170,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turum 2,400 2,400 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uduk 22,000 28,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 3.00 %
Umm Heitan 27,000 27,000 Koalib Islam 2.00 % 0.70 %
Uncu, Ghulfan 37,000 37,000 Ghulfan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Wali 18,000 18,000 Wali Islam 2.00 % 0.90 %
Wali, Arabized 55,000 55,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Warnang, Werni 5,300 5,300 Warnang Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Yazeed 448,000 448,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zaghawa 112,000 254,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zaghawa, Arabized 142,000 142,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  163 40,981,000       132   4.97 % 0.38 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 195,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 41,176,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
5.0 %
Ethnic Religions
4.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
90.2 %
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.

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Sudan Statistics
People Groups 163
Unreached People Groups 132  (81.0%)
Population 40,981,000
Population in Unreached 22,746,000  (55.5%)
Urbanization 34%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SU
Official National Language Arabic, Standard
Secondary National Language Arabic, Sudanese Spoken
Literacy Rate 74%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 5.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 8 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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