Country: South Sudan

Number of People Groups

80

People Groups Unreached

6 (7.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

10,847,000

Population in Unreached

566,000 (5.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

56.77%

% Evangelical

10.85%

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 78,000 2,053,000 Acholi Christianity 89.00 % 15.00 % -
 Ageer 22,000 22,000 Dinka, Northeastern Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 1.50 % -
Aja, Ajagbe 200 200 Gbaya Islam 6.00 % 2.00 % -
 Anywaa 131,000 301,000 Anuak Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 8.00 % -
 Arab, Mongallese 213,000 213,000 Juba Arabic Islam 2.00 % 0.20 % 4
 Arab, Sudanese 331,000 18,303,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 7
Avukaya 66,000 134,000 Avokaya Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
 Azande 864,000 3,185,000 Zande Christianity 85.00 % 25.00 % -
Bai, Bari 6,200 6,200 Bai Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 3.00 % -
Banda, Mid-Southern 2,500 158,000 Banda, Mid-Southern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Banda, Togbo-Vara 2,000 59,000 Banda, Togbo-Vara Islam 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Banda, West Central 5,400 13,000 Banda, West Central Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 3.00 % -
Banda-Banda 3,600 161,000 Banda-Banda Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
Banda-Mbres 7,100 75,000 Banda-Mbres Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 6.00 % -
 Banda-Ndele 1,600 59,000 Banda-Ndele Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 % -
 Bari 662,000 822,000 Bari Christianity 95.00 % 7.00 % -
 Belanda Bor 23,000 23,000 Belanda Bor Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 5.00 % -
Beli, Jur Beli 54,000 54,000 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 6,500 6,500 Opo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 8.00 % -
 Chinese, general 1,500 15,813,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 12.00 % -
 Daasanach 4,600 108,000 Daasanach Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Deaf 93,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Christianity 60.50 % -
 Dhr Thuri, Wada 6,400 6,400 Thuri Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.00 % -
 Di'dinga, Xaroxa 89,000 89,000 Didinga Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 % -
 Dinka, Central 48,000 48,000 Dinka, South Central Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 9.00 % -
 Dinka, Northeastern 777,000 777,000 Dinka, Northeastern Christianity 80.00 % 17.00 % -
 Dinka, Northwestern 82,000 82,000 Dinka, Northwestern Christianity 65.00 % 12.00 % -
 Dinka, South Central 691,000 691,000 Dinka, South Central Christianity 80.00 % 8.00 % -
 Dinka, Southeastern 853,000 855,000 Dinka, Southeastern Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 % -
 Dinka, Southwestern 1,214,000 1,214,000 Dinka, Southwestern Christianity 79.00 % 16.00 % -
Dongotono 4,100 4,100 Dongotono Christianity 95.00 % 2.00 % -
Gweri, Mo'da 1,200 1,200 Mo'da Islam 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Homa 4,000 4,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Imotong 15,000 15,000 Imotong Christianity 80.00 % 4.00 % -
Indri, Yanderika 600 600 Indri Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Jumjum 5,800 97,000 Jumjum Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 2.50 % -
 Jur Modo 160,000 162,000 Jur Modo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 6.00 % -
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 132,000 413,000 Kakwa Christianity 65.00 % 7.00 % -
Kaligi, Feroge 23,000 23,000 Feroge Islam 20.00 % 4.00 % -
Kaliko 26,000 60,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Koguru 400 2,700 Zande Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 5.00 % -
Komo 23,000 48,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Kresh, Kparla 13,000 45,000 Gbaya Islam 17.00 % 4.00 % -
Kuku 171,000 221,000 Kuku Christianity 75.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kuku, Bari 28,000 28,000 Bari Christianity 70.00 % 6.00 % -
 Lafon, Pari 68,000 68,000 Pari Islam 12.00 % 4.00 % -
Lango 18,000 18,000 Lango Christianity 85.00 % 4.00 % -
Logir 14,000 14,000 Logir Christianity 78.00 % 3.00 % -
Lokoya, Owoi 75,000 75,000 Lokoya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 7.00 % -
 Lopid, Lafit 104,000 104,000 Lopit Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Lotuho, Latuka 269,000 269,000 Otuho Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 7.50 % -
 Luwo 228,000 228,000 Luwo Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 10.00 % -
Ma'adi 29,000 417,000 Ma'di Christianity 86.00 % 12.00 % -
 Maaban 80,000 85,000 Mabaan Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 5.00 % -
 Mondari, Chir 58,000 58,000 Mandari Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Morokodo, Ma'di 41,000 41,000 Morokodo Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
 Moru, Kala Moru 204,000 207,000 Moru Christianity 70.00 % 8.00 % -
Mundu 20,000 28,000 Mundu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Murle 174,000 177,000 Murle Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Narim, Lariminit 6,300 6,300 Narim Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 2.20 % -
Ndogo 43,000 51,000 Ndogo Christianity 55.00 % 7.00 % -
Njalgulgule 1,900 1,900 Njalgulgule Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Nuer 1,374,000 1,666,000 Nuer Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 8.00 % -
Nyamusa-Molo 1,300 1,300 Nyamusa-Molo Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 6.00 % -
 Nyangatom 11,000 55,000 Nyangatom Ethnic Religions 3.50 % 2.00 % 1
Okolie 15,000 15,000 Okolie Christianity 75.00 % 3.00 % -
 Olubogo, Ondoe Luloba 29,000 32,000 Olu'bo Islam 15.00 % 2.50 % -
 Opo 6,500 9,600 Opo Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.00 % -
 Reel, Atwot 100,000 100,000 Reel Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 8.00 % -
 Shilluk, Dhocolo 496,000 502,000 Shilluk Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 11.00 % -
 Suri, Kacipo-Balesi 4,100 7,800 Suri, Kacipo-Bale Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 2.00 % 1
Tara Baaka, Mbaka 54,000 57,000 Baka Christianity 65.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tennet 11,000 11,000 Tennet Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Toposa 269,000 349,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 2.00 % -
 Uduk 9,500 62,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Viri, Belanda Viri 65,000 65,000 Belanda Viri Islam 15.00 % 5.00 % -
Yulu 2,500 21,000 Yulu Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 4.00 % -
  Totals:  80 10,847,000         6 56.77 % 10.85 % 15 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 66,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 10,913,000                

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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 10,913,000
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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 Started
Banda, Togbo-Vara tor 1 0 Translation Started
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
Imotong imt 1 0 Translation Needed
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 Started
Lango lgo 1 0 Translation Needed
Logir lqr 1 0 Translation Needed
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
Okolie oie 1 0 Translation Needed
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: 71 80 6   13 27 34 53 0
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South Sudan Statistics
People Groups 80
Unreached People Groups 6  (7.5%)
Population 10,847,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Population in Unreached 566,000  (5.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 56.8%
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 35%
Estimated Illiterate Population 7,051,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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