Country: Sudan

Number of People Groups

162

People Groups Unreached

133 (82.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

46,773,000

Population in Unreached

44,449,000 (95.0%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.37%

% Evangelical

0.29%

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 *
 Acheron 23,000 23,000 Acheron Islam 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
Afitti, Ditti 5,300 5,300 Afitti Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Aka 1,200 1,200 Aka Islam 5.00 % 0.70 % 1
 Amhara, Ethiopian 114,000 25,791,000 Amharic Christianity 65.00 % 1.10 % -
 Amri 92,000 92,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Arab, Egyptian 761,000 74,436,000 Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Islam 9.00 % 3.00 % -
 Arab, Moroccan 285,000 29,493,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Arab, Sudanese 14,912,000 18,303,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 298
 Arab, Syrian 110,000 19,826,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 8.00 % 1.00 % -
 Arab, Yemeni 30,000 8,614,000 Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Armenian 1,700 5,945,000 Armenian, Western Christianity 94.00 % 8.70 % -
 Awlad Hassan 148,000 148,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Baggara, Fertit 14,000 42,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.80 % 0.80 % 1
 Baggara, Habbania 414,000 414,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 8
 Baggara, Messiria 670,000 670,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Baggara, Selim 73,000 73,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 117,000 4,096,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Batahin 299,000 299,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.05 % 0.00 % 6
 Baya, Gbaya 16,000 543,000 Gbaya, Northwest Christianity 65.00 % 8.00 % -
Baygo 1,300 1,300 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bederia 1,054,000 1,054,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 21
 Beja, Bedawi 2,428,000 2,721,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.80 % 0.70 % 49
 Beja, Bisharin 41,000 41,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Beja, Hadendoa 82,000 82,000 Bedawiyet Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Berta, Benishangul 255,000 585,000 Berta Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Berti 360,000 360,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 7
Bideyat 13,000 23,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Birgid, Arabized 174,000 174,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Bokoruge 9,200 115,000 Daju, Dar Sila Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Burun, Arabized 157,000 157,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
Burun, Lange 53,000 53,000 Burun Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Chinese, general 6,900 15,816,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 9.00 % -
Dair, Thaminyi 3,200 3,200 Dair Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Daju, Dar Fur 115,000 115,000 Daju, Dar Fur Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Dar Hamid 843,000 843,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 17
 Deaf 469,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 5.00 % 9
Debri, Wei 2,600 2,600 Dilling Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Delen, Warki 14,000 14,000 Dilling Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
Dilling, Arabized 90,000 90,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Dubasiyin 124,000 124,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
El Hugeirat 3,300 3,300 El Hugeirat Islam 2.20 % 2.20 % -
Eliri, Nding 9,600 9,600 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Fezara, Juhayna 370,000 370,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 7
Fongoro 3,100 7,500 Fongoro Islam 0.01 % 0.01 % 1
 Fulata 224,000 4,992,000 Fulfulde, Adamawa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Fungor 7,000 7,000 Ko Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Fur, Forok 1,263,000 1,299,000 Fur Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 25
 Gaaliin 3,747,000 3,747,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 75
 Ganza 3,900 4,700 Ganza Ethnic Religions 2.60 % 2.50 % -
Garko, Kithonirishe 34,000 34,000 Karko Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 Gawamaa 1,090,000 1,090,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 22
Ghulfan, Arabized 53,000 53,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Gimma, Jam'a 181,000 181,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 4
 Guhayna 2,268,000 2,268,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.40 % 0.30 % 45
Gula, Kara 2,400 23,000 Gula Islam 20.00 % 6.00 % -
Gulud 37,000 37,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
 Gumuz, Shanqilla 103,000 385,000 Gumuz Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 3.00 % -
 Hamar 503,000 503,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 10
 Hasania 801,000 801,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.40 % 0.10 % 16
 Hausa 124,000 53,725,000 Hausa Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 2
Hawawir 271,000 271,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Heiban, Ebang 12,000 12,000 Heiban Christianity 70.00 % 9.00 % -
Husseinat 190,000 190,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Ingessana, Gaam 119,000 119,000 Gaam Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 2
Jomang, Talodi 3,800 3,800 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Jule 2,600 2,600 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 2.20 % 2.20 % -
 Jumjum, Berin 91,000 97,000 Jumjum Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 2
 Kababish 464,000 464,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
Kadaru 32,000 32,000 Kadaru Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Kadaru, Arabized 56,000 56,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kadugli, Arabized 260,000 260,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 8.00 % 4.00 % -
Kanga, Kufo 18,000 18,000 Kanga Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Kanuri, Yerwa 405,000 8,606,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Karko, Arabized 30,000 30,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri 80,000 80,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
Katla, Akalak 37,000 37,000 Katla Islam 3.00 % 1.20 % 1
 Kawahia, Fezara 1,086,000 1,086,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 22
Keiga 11,000 11,000 Keiga Islam 1.40 % 1.40 % 1
Keiga Jirru 5,500 5,500 Tese Islam 0.20 % 0.18 % 1
Kelo, Tornasi 200 200 Kelo Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
Kerarish 53,000 53,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kimr 181,000 181,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
Kineenawi 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Koalib 121,000 121,000 Koalib Christianity 55.00 % 3.00 % -
Komo 9,500 48,000 Komo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 0.80 % 1
Kresh 32,000 45,000 Gbaya Islam 30.00 % 5.00 % -
Krongo, Tabanya 57,000 57,000 Krongo Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Kunama 28,000 169,000 Kunama Islam 25.00 % 5.00 % -
Kuraan 45,000 45,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 20.00 % 5.00 % -
Lafofa 1,100 1,100 Lafofa Islam 3.00 % 0.30 % 1
Lahawin 218,000 218,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Laru, Al-leira 49,000 49,000 Laro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
Logol, Lukha 14,000 14,000 Logol Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Logorif, Liguri 7,800 7,800 Logorik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
Lomon 17,000 17,000 Lumun Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
Maalia 134,000 134,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Maba, Borgu 29,000 601,000 Maba Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Manasir 78,000 78,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Mandala 36,000 36,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 3.00 % 0.60 % 1
 Mararit, Abiyi 39,000 90,000 Mararit Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Mararit, Arabized 121,000 121,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Masakin, Dagik 70,000 70,000 Dagik Ethnic Religions 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Masalit 489,000 613,000 Masalit Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 10
Me'en 2,800 268,000 Me'en Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 10.00 % -
Midob, Tidda Arabized 105,000 105,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Midobi, Tid-n-Aal 96,000 96,000 Midob Islam 0.08 % 0.08 % 2
 Mimi, Amdang 67,000 161,000 Amdang Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Miri 5,300 5,300 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Islam 1.00 % 0.02 % 1
Molo, Malkan 200 200 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Moro Hills 3,000 3,000 Tocho Islam 2.00 % 0.90 % 1
 Moro, Dhimorong 84,000 84,000 Moro Christianity 70.00 % 4.00 % -
 Ngambay 14,000 1,916,000 Ngambay Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
Ngile, Masakin 107,000 107,000 Ngile Islam 0.70 % 0.10 % 2
 Nubian, Dongola 82,000 82,000 Andaandi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Nubian, Fedicca-Mohas 594,000 1,081,000 Nobiin Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Nyiman, Ama 181,000 181,000 Ama Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 4
Nyimang, Arabized 172,000 172,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.10 % 3
 Oromo, Wellega / Mecha 112,000 8,432,000 Oromo, West Central Islam 20.00 % 3.00 % -
Otoro Nuba, Kawama 16,000 16,000 Otoro Islam 20.00 % 1.50 % -
 Rashaida 131,000 184,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
 Rizeigat 389,000 389,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 8
Rubatab 78,000 78,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Rufaa, Rufaiyin 644,000 644,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.03 % 13
 Shaikia, Arabized 1,099,000 1,099,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 22
Shatt 34,000 34,000 Shatt Islam 2.00 % 0.80 % 1
Sherifi 218,000 218,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Shukria 257,000 257,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.05 % 5
 Shwai, Shirumba 8,000 8,000 Shwai Islam 0.20 % 0.05 % 1
Sokoro, Tunjur 2,200 20,000 Sokoro Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Somali 1,900 25,526,000 Somali Islam 1.00 % 1.00 % 1
Sungor 23,000 101,000 Assangori Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Swahili 26,000 1,157,000 Swahili Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tagale, Arabized 118,000 118,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Tagoy 31,000 31,000 Tagoi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Tama 84,000 293,000 Tama Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Temain, Ronge 19,000 19,000 Temein Islam 2.00 % 1.10 % 1
Temein, Arabized 49,000 49,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.40 % 1
 Tigray, Tigrinya 56,000 9,580,000 Tigrigna Christianity 90.00 % 6.00 % -
 Tigre, Xasa 22,000 827,000 Tigre Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Tima, Lomorik 7,000 7,000 Tima Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tingal, Lajakja 22,000 22,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tira, Arabized 151,000 151,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
 Tira, Thiro 36,000 36,000 Tira Islam 2.00 % 0.40 % 1
Togole 94,000 94,000 Tegali Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tubu, Teda 11,000 140,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tukam 5,700 5,700 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Tulishi 2,900 2,900 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Tulishi, Kamdang 900 900 Tulishi Ethnic Religions 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
Tumtum 18,000 18,000 Tumtum Islam 0.12 % 0.12 % 1
Tungur 256,000 256,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 5
 Turk 3,800 65,529,000 Turkish Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Turum 2,800 2,800 Tagoi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Uduk 25,000 62,000 Uduk Ethnic Religions 22.00 % 3.00 % -
Umm Heitan 30,000 30,000 Koalib Islam 2.00 % 0.70 % 1
Uncu, Ghulfan 42,000 42,000 Ghulfan Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Wali 20,000 20,000 Wali Islam 2.00 % 0.90 % 1
Wali, Arabized 62,000 62,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
Warnang, Werni 5,900 5,900 Warnang Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Yazeed 504,000 504,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
Yulu 7,600 21,000 Yulu Christianity 40.00 % 7.00 % -
 Zaghawa 126,000 307,000 Zaghawa Islam 0.05 % 0.05 % 3
 Zaghawa, Arabized 160,000 160,000 Arabic, Sudanese Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 3
  Totals:  162 46,773,000         133 1.37 % 0.29 % 925 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 101,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 46,874,000                

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State Estimated
Population
Al Jazirah 4,796,000
Al Qadarif 354,000
Blue Nile 1,079,000
Central Darfur 2,433,000
East Darfur 1,090,000
Kassala 2,452,000
Khartoum 7,781,000
North Darfur 2,244,000
North Kurdufan 3,090,000
Northern 911,000
Red Sea 1,443,000
River Nile 1,471,000
Sennar 1,868,000
South Darfur 5,211,000
South Kurdufan 2,052,000
West Darfur 1,729,000
West Kurdufan 1,285,000
White Nile 1,685,000
States:  18 42,974,000
UN Country Population 46,874,000
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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
Acheron acz 1 1 Translation Started
Afitti aft 1 1 Translation Needed
Aka soh 1 1 Unspecified
Ama nyi 1 1 Bible Portions
Amdang amj 1 1 Unspecified
Amharic amh 1 0 Complete Bible
Andaandi dgl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, Egyptian Spoken arz 1 0 Complete Bible
Arabic, Moroccan Spoken ary 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spoken apd 60 58 New Testament
Arabic, Taizzi-Adeni Spoken acq 1 1 Bible Portions
Armenian, Western hyw 1 0 Complete Bible
Assangori sjg 1 1 Translation Needed
Bedawiyet bej 3 3 Bible Portions
Berta wti 1 0 Bible Portions
Burun bdi 1 1 Bible Portions
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Dagik dec 1 1 Unspecified
Dair drb 1 1 Unspecified
Daju, Dar Fur daj 1 1 Translation Needed
Daju, Dar Sila dau 1 1 Unspecified
Dilling dil 2 2 Unspecified
El Hugeirat elh 1 0 Unspecified
Fongoro fgr 1 1 Unspecified
Fulfulde, Adamawa fub 1 1 Complete Bible
Fur fvr 1 1 Bible Portions
Gaam tbi 1 1 Unspecified
Ganza gza 1 0 Translation Needed
Gbaya krs 1 0 New Testament
Gbaya, Northwest gya 1 0 Complete Bible
Ghulfan ghl 1 1 Unspecified
Gula kcm 1 0 Translation Needed
Gumuz guk 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Heiban hbn 1 0 New Testament
Jumjum jum 1 1 Unspecified
Kadaru kdu 1 1 Unspecified
Kanga kcp 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanuri, Yerwa knc 1 1 New Testament
Karko kko 1 1 Unspecified
Katcha-Kadugli-Miri xtc 2 1 New Testament
Katla kcr 1 1 Translation Started
Keiga kec 1 1 Translation Needed
Kelo xel 1 0 Unspecified
Ko fuj 1 1 Translation Needed
Koalib kib 2 1 New Testament
Komo xom 1 1 Bible Portions
Krongo kgo 1 1 New Testament
Kunama kun 1 0 Complete Bible
Lafofa laf 1 1 Translation Needed
Laro lro 1 0 New Testament
Logol lof 1 1 Unspecified
Logorik liu 1 1 Bible Portions
Lumun lmd 1 1 New Testament
Maba mde 1 1 Translation Started
Mararit mgb 1 1 Translation Needed
Masalit mls 1 1 Bible Portions
Me'en mym 1 0 Bible Portions
Midob mei 1 1 Translation Needed
Moro mor 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngambay sba 1 0 Complete Bible
Ngile jle 1 1 Translation Needed
Nobiin fia 1 1 Bible Portions
Oromo, West Central gaz 1 0 Complete Bible
Otoro otr 1 0 New Testament
Shatt shj 1 1 Bible Portions
Shwai shw 1 1 Translation Needed
Sokoro sok 1 1 Bible Portions
Somali som 1 1 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Tagoi tag 3 3 Translation Needed
Tama tma 2 2 Translation Started
Tedaga tuq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tegali ras 2 2 Translation Needed
Temein teq 1 1 Translation Started
Tese keg 1 1 Translation Needed
Tigre tig 1 1 Complete Bible
Tigrigna tir 1 0 Complete Bible
Tima tms 1 1 Translation Started
Tira tic 1 1 New Testament
Tocho taz 1 1 Unspecified
Tulishi tey 2 2 Translation Started
Tumtum tbr 1 1 Translation Started
Turkish tur 1 1 Complete Bible
Uduk udu 1 0 New Testament
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Wali wll 1 1 Translation Needed
Warnang wrn 1 1 Translation Needed
Yulu yul 1 0 Translation Needed
Zaghawa zag 2 2 Translation Started
Totals: 92 162 133   11 22 37 61 14
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Sudan
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  • Christian literature distribution
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Sudan Statistics
People Groups 162
Unreached People Groups 133  (82.1%)
Population 46,773,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.4%
Population in Unreached 44,449,000  (95.0%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.4%
Percent Evangelical 0.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 0.0%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 925
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 35%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code SU
Official Language(s) Arabic, StandardArabic, Sudanese Spoken
Literacy Rate 61%
Estimated Illiterate Population 18,241,000
Persecution Ranking 13 (1=Highest) Open Doors


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