According to the Nuer elders, Nuer orginated from a big tree in a place called Liech. As their number increased there was not enough grazing field for the large number of cattle and some of them migrated. Quarrels also cause some of them to break away.
The Nuer are located in both Ethiopia and South Sudan.
The Nuer depend on their numerous cattle, which they also use for marriage and solving problems.
Nuers believe in supernatural being. They also believe in lesser gods which they called "kuuth," but they know that there is only one God (Kuoth). As many of the Nuer are now Christian they could no longer believe in "kuuth," but they believe in Kuoth which means one God. Nuer usually pray early in the morning.
In general, the Nuer need very much church support, as the newly formed government of South Sudan cannot fulfill all their needs. The most important need now is education which many Nuer do not have. There is great illiteracy among these people.
Pray for peace in South Sudan.
Pray the Lord will continue to open the eyes of the Nuer community to see their opportunity to trust Christ for an abundant and eternal life.
Pray that the Lord will raise up qualified Nuer pastors and teachers, and they will be well established in the faith.
Pray for the Lord to raise up godly school teachers and educators.
Scripture Prayers for the Nuer in Ethiopia.
|Profile Source: Khan John|
|People Name General||Nuer|
|People Name in Country||Nuer|
|Alternate Names||Abrigar; Eastern Nue; Eastern Nuer; Jikany; Jikany Door; Jikany Dor; Naath; Nuer, Eastern; Western Nuer|
|Population this Country||280,000|
|Population all Countries||1,695,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||39 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Gambela region: along Baro river. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Nuer (280,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||nus Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||959 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Nuer
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1968)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament||DAVAR Partners International|
|Audio Recordings||Online Audio Scripture||Talking Bibles|
|Audio Recordings||Recorded oral Bible||Oral Bibles|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Nuer||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Bible for Children||Bible for Children|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws||Campus Crusade for Christ|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Nuer||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Nuer||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Nuer||Literacy & Evangelism International|