Dinka, Northeastern in South Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Dinka, Northeastern only in South Sudan
Population
906,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Dinka people have traditions, most notably polygamy, that could potentially spread AIDS out of control. A story in the December 24, 2003 issue of International Herald Tribune showcased Chief Akot, who had 76 wives. This is certainly an extreme example, but his praxis is nothing unique in Sudan.

For the last 50 years, the Dinka lifestyle has been challenged and changed, primarily by formal education at colleges and universities. The ongoing civil war that ended in their region in 2005 also brought about significant change and displacement. These things have left the Dinka as a people unsure of their place or future.

The gospel of Jesus has yet to significantly influence Dinka society, and with the challenges of polygamy and civil war, there is an even more urgent need to seek and implement strategies that will be effective. Everything from infrastructure work to Bible translation to physical provision needs to be carried out.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God would send courageous and adaptable servants to live and work among the Dinka.
* Pray that, first and foremost, the Dinka people will come to understand God's love for them, and respond with faithful obedience. * Pray for God's Kingdom to come to the Dinka people in such a way that AIDS will be eliminated among them and neighboring peoples will give God the glory.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Dinka, Northeastern
People Name in Country Dinka, Northeastern
Population in South Sudan 906,000
World Population 906,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Northeastern Dinka, Northern Dinka, Padang
People ID 11563
ROP3 Code 102618
Country South Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper Nile State, Renk, Melut, and Baliet counties; Jonglei State, Canal/Pigi and Fangak counties; Unity State, Pariang county.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country South Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper Nile State, Renk, Melut, and Baliet counties; Jonglei State, Canal/Pigi and Fangak counties; Unity State, Pariang county..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Dinka, Northeastern (906,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dip   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dinka, Northeastern (906,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dip   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dinka, Northeastern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1926-1943)
New Testament Yes   (1952)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dinka, Northeastern
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.00 %)
80.00 %
Ethnic Religions
18.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
2.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
15.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
68.0 %
Photo Source: Keith & Jamie Lorenz  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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