Country: Sudan

Number of People Groups

163

People Groups Unreached

131 (80.4%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

42,044,000

Population in Unreached

23,217,000 (55.2%)

Literacy Rate

74 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

5.0%

% Evangelical

0.39%
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Acheron 21,000 21,000 Acheron Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Afitti, Ditti 4,800 4,800 Afitti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Aka 1,100 1,100 Aka Islam 5.00 % 0.70 %
 Amhara, Ethiopian 106,000 29,630,000 Amharic Christianity 65.00 % 1.10 %
 Amri 83,000 83,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Egyptian 691,000 61,168,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.00 %
 Arab, Maghrebi 259,000 22,238,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Arab, Sudanese 13,306,000 19,397,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 10.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Syrian 102,000 15,831,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 1.00 %
 Arab, Yemeni 27,000 7,584,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Armenian 1,500 6,289,000 Armenian Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 %
 Awlad Hassan 135,000 135,000 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 376,000 376,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Messiria 609,000 609,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Baggara, Selim 66,000 66,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 107,000 3,281,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Batahin 271,000 271,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
Baya, Gbaya 14,000 517,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 %
Baygo 1,200 1,200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bederia 958,000 958,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Bedawi 2,358,000 3,652,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Bisharin 37,000 37,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Beja, Hadendoa 74,000 74,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Berta, Benishangul 231,000 538,000 Berta Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
 Berti 327,000 327,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Bideyat 11,000 20,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Birgid, Arabized 158,000 158,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Burun, Arabized 142,000 142,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Burun, Lange 48,000 48,000 Burun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Chinese, general 6,200 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 9.00 %
Dair, Thaminyi 2,900 2,900 Dair Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daju, Bokoruge 8,400 146,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Daju, Dar Fur 104,000 104,000 Daju, Dar Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Dar Hamid 766,000 766,000 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 13,000 13,000 Dilling Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Dilling, Arabized 81,000 81,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Dubasiyin 113,000 113,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
El Hugeirat Unknown Unknown El Hugeirat Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Eliri, Nding 8,700 8,700 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
Fezara, Juhayna 336,000 336,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Fulani, Sudanese 217,000 4,871,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Fungor 6,400 6,400 Ko Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Fur, Forok 1,164,000 1,196,000 Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gaaliin 3,404,000 3,404,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 7.00 % 0.60 %
 Ganza 3,500 4,000 Ganza Ethnic Religions 2.60 % 2.50 %
Garko, Kithonirishe 31,000 31,000 Karko Islam 1.00 % 0.30 %
 Gawamaa 991,000 991,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gbaya-Bossangoa 15,000 270,000 Gbaya-Bossangoa Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
Ghulfan, Arabized 48,000 48,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gimma, Jam'a 164,000 164,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.02 %
 Guhayna 2,061,000 2,061,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Gula, Kara 2,200 21,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Gule 2,400 2,400 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
Gulud 34,000 34,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Gumuz, Shanqilla 93,000 360,000 Gumuz Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 %
Hamar 457,000 457,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Hasania 728,000 728,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.10 %
 Hausa 113,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Hawawir 246,000 246,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Heiban, Ebang 11,000 11,000 Heiban Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 %
Husseinat 173,000 173,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ingessana, Gaam 79,000 113,000 Gaam Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.10 %
Jomang, Talodi 3,500 3,500 Talodi Islam 5.00 % 2.00 %
 Jumjum, Berin 82,000 90,000 Jumjum Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.80 %
 Kababish 422,000 422,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kadaru 26,000 26,000 Kadaru Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kadaru, Arabized 51,000 51,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kadugli, Arabized 236,000 236,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 8.00 % 4.00 %
Kanga, Kufo 17,000 17,000 Kanga Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa 368,000 7,622,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Karko, Arabized 27,000 27,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri 73,000 73,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 %
Katla, Akalak 34,000 34,000 Katla Islam 3.00 % 1.20 %
 Kawahia, Fezara 987,000 987,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
Keiga 9,700 9,700 Keiga Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Keiga Jirru 5,000 5,000 Tese Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kelo, Tornasi 200 200 Kelo Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
Kerarish 48,000 48,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kimr 164,000 164,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Kineenawi 32,000 32,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Koalib 110,000 110,000 Koalib Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 %
Koma 8,700 26,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.80 %
Kresh 2,000 6,100 Gbaya Islam 30.00 % 5.00 %
Krongo, Tabanya 52,000 52,000 Krongo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Kunama 25,000 321,000 Kunama Islam 25.00 % 5.00 %
Kuraan 41,000 41,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 20.00 % 5.00 %
Lafofa 1,000 1,000 Lafofa Islam 3.00 % 0.30 %
Lahawin 198,000 198,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Laro, Aaleira 45,000 45,000 Laro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
Logol, Lukha 13,000 13,000 Logol Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 6.00 %
Logorif, Liguri 7,100 7,100 Logorik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.50 %
Lomon 15,000 15,000 Lumun Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
Maalia 122,000 122,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Maba, Borgu 27,000 513,000 Maba Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Manasir 71,000 71,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mandala 33,000 33,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.60 %
 Mararit, Abiyi 36,000 79,000 Mararit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Mararit, Arabized 110,000 110,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Masakin, Dagik 65,000 65,000 Dagik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 %
 Masalit 444,000 775,000 Masalit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Me'en, Mekan 2,500 224,000 Me'en Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 %
Midob, Tidda Arabized 95,000 95,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Midobi, Tid-n-Aal 99,000 99,000 Midob Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mimi, Amdang 61,000 141,000 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 76,000 76,000 Moro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 %
Ngile, Masakin 97,000 97,000 Ngile Ethnic Religions 0.70 % 0.10 %
 Nubian, Dongola 74,000 74,000 Andaandi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nubian, Fedicca-Mohas 540,000 900,000 Nobiin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Nyiman, Ama 185,000 185,000 Ama Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
Nyimang, Arabized 157,000 157,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 %
Oromo, Macha 102,000 7,086,000 Oromo, West Central Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 %
Otoro Nuba, Kawama 15,000 15,000 Otoro Islam 20.00 % 1.50 %
 Rashaida 119,000 156,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rizeigat 354,000 354,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Rubatab 71,000 71,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Rufaa, Rufaiyin 585,000 585,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.03 %
 Sara Ngambai 13,000 1,639,000 Ngambay Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
 Shaikia, Arabized 999,000 999,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
Shatt 31,000 31,000 Shatt Islam 2.00 % 0.80 %
Sherifi 198,000 198,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Shukria 234,000 234,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 %
Shwai, Shirumba 7,300 7,300 Shwai Islam 25.00 % 3.00 %
Sokoro, Tunjur 2,000 17,000 Sokoro Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Somali 1,800 20,079,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 %
Sungor 21,000 87,000 Assangori Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Swahili 24,000 930,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tagale, Arabized 107,000 107,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tagoy 28,000 28,000 Tagoi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Tama 76,000 254,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Temain, Ronge 17,000 17,000 Temein Islam 2.00 % 1.10 %
Temein, Arabized 45,000 45,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 %
 Tigrai, Tigrinya 51,000 8,885,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 %
 Tigre, Xasa 20,000 1,218,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Tima, Lomorik 6,300 6,300 Tima Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tingal, Lajakja 20,000 20,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tira, Arabized 137,000 137,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
 Tira, Thiro 33,000 33,000 Tira Islam 2.00 % 0.40 %
Togole 85,000 85,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 10,000 153,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tukam 5,200 5,200 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Tulishi 2,700 2,700 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 %
Tulishi, Kamdang 800 800 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
Tumma, Sangali 49,000 49,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 %
Tumtum 17,000 17,000 Tumtum Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 %
Tungur 233,000 233,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turk 3,400 59,475,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Turum 2,500 2,500 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Uduk 23,000 29,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 3.00 %
Umm Heitan 27,000 27,000 Koalib Islam 2.00 % 0.70 %
Uncu, Ghulfan 38,000 38,000 Ghulfan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Wali 18,000 18,000 Wali Islam 2.00 % 0.90 %
Wali, Arabized 56,000 56,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
Warnang, Werni 5,400 5,400 Warnang Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Yazeed 458,000 458,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Yulu 6,900 20,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 %
 Zaghawa 115,000 269,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Zaghawa, Arabized 146,000 146,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
  Totals:  163 42,044,000       131   5.04 % 0.39 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 122,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 42,166,000              
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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 58 55 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
Molo zmo 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
Talodi tlo 1 1
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 3 3
Totals: 94 163 131   12 18 30 61 10

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.4 %)
5.0 %
Ethnic Religions
5.0 %
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 163
Unreached People Groups 131  (80.4%)
Population 42,044,000
Population in Unreached 23,217,000  (55.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 542 to 713
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%
Estimated Illiterate Population 10,932,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 5.0%
Percent Evangelical 0.4%
Country Progress Level 2
Persecution Ranking 5 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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