Nuer in Ethiopia


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

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.


Where Are they Located?

The Nuer are located in both Ethiopia and South Sudan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Nuer depend on their numerous cattle, which they also use for marriage and solving problems.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Nuer in Ethiopia.

* 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
People Name in Country Nuer
World Population 2,436,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Abrigar, Eastern Nue, Eastern Nuer, Jikany, Jikany Door, Jikany Dor, Naath, Nuer, Eastern, Western Nuer
People ID 13909
ROP3 Code 106990
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gambela region: along Baro river.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ethiopia
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Gambela region: along Baro river..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Nuer (244,000 speakers)
Language Code nus   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Eastern
Dialect Code 959   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nuer (244,000 speakers)
Language Code nus   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Eastern
Dialect Code 959   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nuer

Primary Language:  Nuer

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1935-1968)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1968)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1999)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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
General Four Spiritual Laws
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Protestant
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 88.00 %)
93.00 %
Ethnic Religions
7.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Judy McCallum  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Khan John  
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