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 most 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.
|Profile Source: Khan John|
|People Name General||Nuer, Naath|
|People Name in Country||Nuer, Naath|
|Population in Ethiopia||214,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Abrigar, Eastern Nue, Eastern Nuer, Jikany, Jikany Door, Jikany Dor, Nuer, Nuer, Eastern, Western Nuer|
|Region||East and Southern Africa|
|Persecution Rank||22 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Gambela region: along Baro river. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Nuer (214,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||nus Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|Primary Dialect||Eastern Nuer|
|Dialect Code||959 Global Recordings Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Nuer|
Primary Language: Nuer
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1968)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Nuer|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible-in-Your-Language|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 88.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|