Sokoro in Sudan


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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

The Sokoro people live in the southern part of the Guera province of Chad, west of Melfi. A small percentage live in the capital city of N'Djamena. A smaller number are in Sudan.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Sokoro are subsistence farmers, growing millet and peanuts for their own consumption and limited market sale. There is rarely sufficient harvest to see them through the whole year, thus the final months before the early harvest in December are often near famine conditions. This area is sub-sahelian thus receives rain only during the period between June and October.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The region has been increasingly influenced by Islam over the past few generations to the point where it is very difficult for individuals to convert to another religion. Each village has a mosque and the largest village of Gogmi has a small evangelical church pastored by a native missionary and his family. Some New Testament portions are now available in the language and a Sokoro Bible translation team continues to work towards having the New Testament in this language.


What Are Their Needs?

There is a small clinic in the area which serves all the sedentary and nomadic peoples of the region. Many people are accustomed to bringing their loved ones to the clinic only when all of their traditional healing has failed, so educational efforts have been made particularly focusing on pregnant women. Schools function sporadically and often only the boys attend, although the past generation has had an increasing number of girls attending. Subsequently literacy rates are very low.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to provide for their physical needs, and they will praise him for it.
Pray for the Lord to show the Sokoro people the way to the only savior through his children.
Pray for Sokoro disciples who will make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Sokoro, Tunjur in Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Sokoro
People Name in Country Sokoro, Tunjur
Natural Name Sokoro
Alternate Names Tunjur
Population this Country 2,400
Population all Countries 21,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 14975
ROP3 Code 109379
ROP25 Code 307613
ROP25 Name Sokoro
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)
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)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
96.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Sokoro (2,400 speakers)
Language Code sok   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sokoro (2,400 speakers)
Language Code sok   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sokoro

Primary Language:  Sokoro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2001-2022)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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