Njalgulgule in South Sudan

The Njalgulgule have only been reported in South Sudan
Population
2,700
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Njalgulgule are one of seven Daju people groups. They are 2,700 in number, and they have their own language. There was a time when the Daju peoples had their own kingdom, though they were displaced by powerful empires like that of the Egyptians many centuries ago. The seven Daju groups are distinct ethnicities speaking related languages. They generally have little cultural affinity to each other.


Where Are they Located?

Njalgulgule people live in one of the seven Daju villages. That village is in South Sudan near the Sopo and Boro rivers. Other Daju peoples live in Sudan or Chad.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Njalgulgule people are primarily grain farmers (mainly millet, sorghum, and corn). They also hunt and gather (mainly honey, berries and wild fruits). Women perform much of the daily work, planting and sowing the crops, grinding the grain, and cooking the meals. They are also the primary house-builders. Their typical home is round with a cone roof although in the towns, houses are often rectangular. They share community chores.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Njalgulgule people are 81 percent Muslim, and they still practice many of their traditional religious customs including the building of straw shrines to their traditional high god Kalge whom they equate with Allah of Islam. They celebrate the traditional grain harvest by pouring out water and beer beneath either a sacred tree or stone.


What Are Their Needs?

Njalgulgule people need to know that their false gods will not provide eternal life, nor will they improve their lives in any way.

They need to learn Almighty God's role of men and women working together in obedience to Him.

They need to have Scriptural resources in their heart language.


Prayer Points

* Pray that God's Holy Spirit will burden many intercessors to pray for the Njalgulgule people for their salvation, and for His will to be worked out in their lives.
* Pray that disciples will see how to live among the Njalgulgule people to earn their trust and confidence, so that they may be of help to them in many important ways.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ngulgule_people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daju_people
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Daju-people
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyolge_language


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Njalgulgule
People Name in Country Njalgulgule
Population in South Sudan 2,700
World Population 2,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Begi, Beko, Ngalgulgule, Ngulgule
People ID 13331
ROP3 Code 107232
Country South Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Western Bahr el Ghazal State, northwest of Raga, Gossinga and Boro villages; Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Aweil 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 Western Bahr el Ghazal State, northwest of Raga, Gossinga and Boro villages; Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Aweil county..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Njalgulgule (2,700 speakers)
Language Code njl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Njalgulgule
Primary Language Njalgulgule (2,700 speakers)
Language Code njl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Njalgulgule

Primary Language:  Njalgulgule

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
81.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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