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.
* 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|
|Population this Country||268,000|
|Population all Countries||1,749,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||6 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Abrigar; Eastern Nue; Eastern Nuer; Jikany; Jikany Door; Jikany Dor; Naath; Nuer, Eastern; Western Nuer|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||38 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Gambela region: along Baro river. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Nuer (268,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||nus Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||959 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Nuer
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1968)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching|
|Audio Recordings||DAVAR Partners recording, Old Testament|
|Audio Recordings||Online Audio Scripture|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament|
|Audio Recordings||Recorded oral Bible|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Nuer|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|General||Four Spiritual Laws|
|General||Gospel resources links|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Nuer|
|Text / Printed Matter||Literacy primer for Nuer|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 88.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|