Country: South Sudan

Number of People Groups

77

People Groups Unreached

6 (7.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

11,285,000

Population in Unreached

589,000 (5.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

56.7%

% Evangelical

10.86%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

0.0%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Acholi, Shuli 81,000 2,051,000 Acholi Christianity 89.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ageer 23,000 23,000 Dinka, Northeastern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.50 % -
Aja, Ajagbe 300 300 Gbaya Islam 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Anuak 121,000 283,000 Anuak Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 8.00 % -
Arab, Mongallese 222,000 222,000 Juba Arabic Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 4
 Arab, Sudanese 345,000 17,548,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 7
Avukaya 68,000 132,000 Avokaya Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Azande 901,000 3,063,000 Zande Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 % -
Bai, Bari 6,500 6,500 Bai Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 % -
Banda, Mid-Southern 2,600 139,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Banda, Togbo-Vara 2,100 55,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Islam 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Banda, West Central 5,600 12,000 Banda, West Central Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 3.00 % -
Banda-Banda 3,700 143,000 Banda-Banda Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
Banda-Mbres 7,400 67,000 Banda-Mbres Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Banda-Ndele 1,700 52,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 % -
 Bari 690,000 848,000 Bari Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
 Belanda Bor 24,000 24,000 Belanda Bor Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 5.00 % -
Beli, Jur Beli 56,000 56,000 Beli Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 8.00 % -
 Biykol 500 500 Komo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bongo 19,000 19,000 Bongo Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.00 % -
Bug, Mangayat 600 600 Gbaya Islam 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Buldit 6,800 6,800 Opo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chinese, general 1,600 15,472,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 % -
 Daasanach 4,200 103,000 Daasanach Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Deaf 97,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Christianity 60.50 % -
 Dhr Thuri, Wada 6,700 6,700 Thuri Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.00 % -
 Di'dinga, Xaroxa 92,000 92,000 Didinga Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 % -
 Dinka, Central 50,000 50,000 Dinka, South Central Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 9.00 % -
 Dinka, Northeastern 811,000 811,000 Dinka, Northeastern Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 % -
 Dinka, Northwestern 86,000 86,000 Dinka, Northwestern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
 Dinka, South Central 721,000 721,000 Dinka, South Central Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % -
 Dinka, Southeastern 889,000 891,000 Dinka, Southeastern Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 % -
 Dinka, Southwestern 1,266,000 1,266,000 Dinka, Southwestern Christianity 79.00 % 16.00 % -
Dongotono 4,300 4,300 Dongotono Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
Gweri, Mo'da 1,300 1,300 Mo'da Islam 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Homa 4,100 4,100 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Indri, Yanderika 600 600 Indri Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jumjum 6,100 93,000 Jumjum Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.50 % -
 Jur Modo 166,000 168,000 Jur Modo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 138,000 415,000 Kakwa Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 % -
Kaligi, Feroge 24,000 24,000 Feroge Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Kaliko 28,000 60,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Koguru 400 2,500 Zande Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Komo 24,000 47,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Kresh, Kparla 14,000 45,000 Gbaya Islam 17.00 % 4.00 % -
Kuku 179,000 228,000 Kuku Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kuku, Bari 29,000 29,000 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Lafon, Pari 71,000 71,000 Pari Islam 12.00 % 4.00 % -
Langgo 59,000 59,000 Lango Christianity 55.00 % 11.00 % -
Lokoya, Owoi 79,000 79,000 Lokoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lopid, Lafit 108,000 108,000 Lopit Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Lotuho, Latuka 281,000 281,000 Otuho Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.50 % -
 Luwo 238,000 238,000 Luwo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
Ma'adi 30,000 417,000 Ma'di Christianity 86.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maaban 83,000 88,000 Mabaan Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Mondari, Chir 60,000 60,000 Mandari Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Morokodo, Ma'di 43,000 43,000 Morokodo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moru, Kala Moru 213,000 216,000 Moru Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Mundu 21,000 28,000 Mundu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Murle 181,000 184,000 Murle Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Narim, Lariminit 6,600 6,600 Narim Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.20 % -
Ndogo 44,000 51,000 Ndogo Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Njalgulgule 2,000 2,000 Njalgulgule Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Nuer 1,432,000 1,712,000 Nuer Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 8.00 % -
Nyamusa-Molo 1,400 1,400 Nyamusa-Molo Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Nyangatom 11,000 53,000 Nyangatom Ethnic Religions 3.50 % 2.00 % 1
Olubogo, Ondoe Luloba 30,000 33,000 Olu'bo Islam 15.00 % 2.50 % -
 Opo 6,800 9,800 Opo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Reel, Atwot 104,000 104,000 Reel Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 8.00 % -
 Shilluk, Dhocolo 517,000 523,000 Shilluk Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 % -
 Suri, Kacipo-Balesi 4,300 7,800 Suri, Kacipo-Bale Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 2.00 % 1
Tara Baaka, Mbaka 56,000 59,000 Baka Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tennet 11,000 11,000 Tennet Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Toposa 281,000 360,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
 Uduk 9,900 60,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Viri, Belanda Viri 67,000 67,000 Belanda Viri Islam 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Yulu 2,600 20,000 Yulu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  77 11,285,000         6 56.71 % 10.86 % 15 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 96,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 11,381,000                
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State Estimated
Population
Central Equatoria 1,466,000
Eastern Equatoria 1,184,000
Jungoli 1,775,000
Lakes 962,000
North Bahr-al-Ghazal 1,009,000
Unity 793,000
Upper Nile 1,246,000
Warap 1,283,000
West Bahr-al-Ghazal 441,000
West Equatoria 810,000
States:  10 10,969,000
UN Country Population 11,381,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 2,569.7 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 6,861.3 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 1,837.6 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 1,023.2 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
11,285,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Acholi ach 1 0 Complete Bible
Anuak anu 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 2 1 New Testament
Avokaya avu 1 0 New Testament
Bai bdj 1 0 Unspecified
Baka bdh 1 0 New Testament
Banda, Mid-Southern bjo 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda, Togbo-Vara tor 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda, West Central bbp 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Banda bpd 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Mbres bqk 1 0 Translation Needed
Banda-Ndele bfl 1 0 Translation Needed
Bari bfa 2 0 Complete Bible
Belanda Bor bxb 1 0 Translation Needed
Belanda Viri bvi 1 0 Translation Needed
Beli blm 1 0 Bible Portions
Bongo bot 1 0 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Daasanach dsh 1 1 New Testament
Didinga did 1 0 New Testament
Dinka, Northeastern dip 2 0 Complete Bible
Dinka, Northwestern diw 1 0 Unspecified
Dinka, South Central dib 2 0 Bible Portions
Dinka, Southeastern dks 1 0 New Testament
Dinka, Southwestern dik 1 0 New Testament
Dongotono ddd 1 0 Translation Needed
Feroge fer 1 0 Unspecified
Gbaya krs 3 0 New Testament
Indri idr 1 0 Unspecified
Juba Arabic pga 1 1 Bible Portions
Jumjum jum 1 0 Unspecified
Jur Modo bex 1 0 New Testament
Kakwa keo 1 0 Complete Bible
Keliko kbo 1 0 New Testament
Komo xom 2 0 Bible Portions
Kuku ukv 1 0 Translation Needed
Lango lno 1 0 Translation Started
Lokoya lky 1 0 Translation Needed
Lopit lpx 1 0 Translation Started
Luwo lwo 1 0 New Testament
Ma'di mhi 1 0 New Testament
Mabaan mfz 1 0 Complete Bible
Mandari mqu 1 0 Bible Portions
Mo'da gbn 1 0 Unspecified
Morokodo mgc 1 0 Bible Portions
Moru mgd 1 0 Complete Bible
Mundu muh 1 0 New Testament
Murle mur 1 0 New Testament
Narim loh 1 0 Bible Portions
Ndogo ndz 1 0 New Testament
Njalgulgule njl 1 1 Unspecified
Nuer nus 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyamusa-Molo nwm 1 0 Translation Needed
Nyangatom nnj 1 1 Bible Portions
Olu'bo lul 1 0 Translation Needed
Opo lgn 2 0 Translation Started
Otuho lot 1 0 New Testament
Pari lkr 1 0 New Testament
Reel atu 1 0 Translation Needed
Shilluk shk 1 0 Complete Bible
Suri, Kacipo-Bale koe 1 1 Translation Started
Tennet tex 1 0 New Testament
Thuri thu 1 0 Unspecified
Toposa toq 1 0 Bible Portions
Uduk udu 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Yulu yul 1 0 Translation Needed
Zande zne 2 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 68 77 6   13 28 34 53 6

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.9 %)
56.7 %
Ethnic Religions
34.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
8.5 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
15.3 %
Independent
4.6 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
52.8 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in South Sudan
  • Christian ministry in South Sudan
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
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  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
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  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

South Sudan Statistics
People Groups 77
Unreached People Groups 6  (7.8%)
Population 11,285,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Population in Unreached 589,000  (5.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 56.7%
Percent Evangelical 10.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 15
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 20%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code OD
Official Language(s) EnglishArabic, Sudanese Spoken
Literacy Rate 27%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,238,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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