Sokoro, Tunjur in Sudan


Population
2,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sokoro people live in the southern part of the Guera province of Chad, west of Melfi. They number between 6,000 and 8,000 speakers, a small percentage of whom live in the capital city of N'Djamena.

The Sokoro are subsistence farmers, growing millet and peanuts for their own consumption and limited market sale. There is rarely sufficient harvest to see them through the whole year, thus the final months before the early harvest in December are often near famine conditions. This area is sub-sahelian thus receives rain only during the period between June and October.

The region has been increasingly influenced by Islam over the past few generations to the point where it is very difficult for individuals to convert to another religion. Each village has a mosque and the largest village of Gogmi has a small evangelical church pastored by a native missionary and his family. Some New Testament portions are now available in the language and a Sokoro Bible translation team continues to work towards having the New Testament in this language.

There is a small clinic in the area which serves all the sedentary and nomadic peoples of the region. Many people are accustomed to bringing their loved ones to the clinic only when all of their traditional healing has failed, so educational efforts have been made particularly focusing on pregnant women. Schools function sporadically and often only the boys attend, although the past generation has had an increasing number of girls attending. Subsequently literacy rates are very low. A Chadian-overseen literacy program is now in place in the Sokoro language which should improve both adult and child literacy rates in the near future.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sokoro
People Name in Country Sokoro, Tunjur
Population in Sudan 2,000
World Population 17,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tunjur
People ID 14975
ROP3 Code 109379
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 5  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Language Sokoro (2,000 speakers)
Language Code sok   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sokoro
Primary Language Sokoro (2,000 speakers)
Language Code sok   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sokoro

Primary Language:  Sokoro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2001–2013)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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