Mondari, Chir in South Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Mondari, Chir only in South Sudan
Population
82,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Mundari are a small nilotic tribe of cattle herders and agriculturalists native to South Sudan. The traditional Mundari tribal lands are located roughly 75 kilometers north of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, and are centered around the town of Terekeka in the state of Central Equatoria. They are bordered to the north by the Bor Dinka at Pariak and to the south by the Bari of Juba at the Ku'da River. Their lands are bounded on the east by the White Nile and extend west to Lake Madi in Western Equatoria state, an area roughly 100 by 75 kilometers in size.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Mundari, like other nilotic tribes, are very cattle-oriented: cattle serves as food, a form of currency and a mark of status. Marriages are arranged by the prospective groom offering cattle to the bride's family and husbands may take as many wives as they can support. The Mundari engage in perennial cattle raiding wars with the Bor Dinka during the dry season. The Mundari also cultivate sorghum and catch fish using nets and spears. In common with other nilotic tribes in South Sudan, the Mundari practice ritual scarification as a rite of passage into adulthood for young men. The typical Mundari scar pattern consists of two sets of three parallel lines, each on either side of the forehead, extending in a downward slope and unconnected in the middle.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Mandari follow a mixture of Christian and animistic beliefs, with symbols playing an important role in their cosmology.


Profile Source:   Wikipedia  Creative Commons

People Name General Mondari, Chir
People Name in Country Mondari, Chir
Population in South Sudan 82,000
World Population 82,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Mandari, Mondari, Mundari
People ID 13785
ROP3 Code 106749
Country South Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central Equatoria State, Terakeka county, both sides of the Nile; small area, Western Equatoria State, Mvolo 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 Central Equatoria State, Terakeka county, both sides of the Nile; small area, Western Equatoria State, Mvolo county..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Mandari (82,000 speakers)
Language Code mqu   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mandari
Primary Language Mandari (82,000 speakers)
Language Code mqu   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mandari

Primary Language:  Mandari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Mandari
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
15.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Wikipedia  Creative Commons
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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