Turum in Sudan

The Turum have only been reported in Sudan
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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Turum tribe and the hostile Rzigat Aballa tribe. The Turums represent a relatively small group-in Sudan. They easily fall prey to more numerous people groups with stronger ties to the Sudanese government.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Safe drinking water is scarce as is arable land. For this reason, various tribes attack one another for limited resources. But the Sudanese government seems to undermine local and regional steps towards resolution.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Turum people are Sunni Muslim, but Islamic rituals blend in with animistic practices.

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 the Islamic path to embrace God's forgiveness through Christ.


What Are Their Needs?

The Turum people need peace. Without peace, they will not be able to have anything they need.


Prayer Points

Pray that Christians will join efforts to end ethnic cleansing and to bring about reconciliation in Christ.
Pray that Christian relief organizations will show unconditional love among the Turum people and their enemies.


Scripture Prayers for the Turum in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Turum
People Name in Country Turum
Alternate Names
Population this Country 2,900
Population all Countries 2,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 15658
ROP3 Code 110316
ROP25 Code 308387
ROP25 Name Turum
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Janub Kurdufan state: Moreb, Tagoi, Turjok, Tumale, Tuling, Tukum, and Turum.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Janub Kurdufan state: Moreb, Tagoi, Turjok, Tumale, Tuling, Tukum, and Turum..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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 %
Primary Language Tagoi (2,900 speakers)
Language Code tag   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tagoi (2,900 speakers)
Language Code tag   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tagoi

Primary Language:  Tagoi

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name Source
None reported  
Photo Source Rita Willaert - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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