Turum in Sudan

Joshua Project has identified the Turum only in Sudan
Population
2,400
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Bullets screamed through the night air while airplanes and helicopters zoomed through the black sky. The Turum girl jumped up from her mat on the dirt floor. Her family joined her in racing out of their hut. Dodging bullets, the family joined others of the tribe, all running for the nearby bushes to escape the atrocities of the Sudanese military.

This attack along with others came only days after a supposed peace accord had been signed between the Turum tribe and the hostile Rzigat Aballa tribe. The Turums represent a relatively small group-about 5,000. They easily fall prey to more numerous people groups with stronger ties to the Sudanese government.

Throughout this month you will see that scarce water and arable land motivate attacks between rival peoples. But the national government seems to undermine local and regional steps towards resolution.

Meanwhile one source indicates that over a million people have turned to Christ in Sudan in recent years. Repulsed by the brutalities they see by the government and rebel groups, many reject that path to embrace God's forgiveness through Christ.

Pray that Christian relief organizations will show unconditional love among the Turum people and their enemies.

Pray that Christians will join efforts to end ethnic cleansing and to bring about reconciliation in Christ


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Global Prayer Digest: 2008-01-04
People Name General Turum
People Name in Country Turum
Population in Sudan 2,400
World Population 2,400
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 15658
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North, Kordofan Province, Nuba Mountains, Moreb, Tagoi, Turjok, Tumale Hill, possibly Tuling village. Tagoi in Tukum and Turum (1956 Tucker and Bryan).   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Sudan
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country North, Kordofan Province, Nuba Mountains, Moreb, Tagoi, Turjok, Tumale Hill, possibly Tuling village. Tagoi in Tukum and Turum (1956 Tucker and Bryan).   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Tagoi (2,400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tag   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tagoi (2,400 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: tag   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Tagoi

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
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
Photo Source: Rita Willaert   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest / Keith Carey 
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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