Toposa in South Sudan


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Toposa are known as fierce warriors and cattle thieves.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Toposo were armed with AK47s during the civil war by armies from the North and the South. Today they use these AK47's to steal cattle. Most Toposa shun schools and train their children to tend cattle/goats and to work in the gardens. Wives are unable to halt sexual practices of their husbands which lead to rampant AIDS and venereal disease. Alcoholism undermines family prosperity. Men value large herds of cattle and multiple wives. Each new wife requires an expensive dowry. The dowry is the primary motivation for the theft of cattle from neighboring tribes.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Toposa are resistant to the gospel, preferring to depend on spirit doctors to cure diseases and infertility. They are at the mercy of spirits that come to kill, steal and destroy.


What Are Their Needs?

The Toposa people need the chance to find that they can only rely on Jesus Christ. Their traditional gods and spirits have no power to help them.


Prayer Points

Pray that God would send believers from neighboring tribes that speak similar languages to share God's story and disciple new believers.
Pray for godly servants who are large animal veterinarians, community health educators, and teachers to help the Toposa in ways that are meaningful to them.
Pray the Toposa will stop stealing cattle and choose to be a blessing rather than a curse to their neighbors.


Scripture Prayers for the Toposa in South Sudan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Toposa
People Name in Country Toposa
Alternate Names Akara; Jiye; Kumi; Ngithoposa
Population this Country 274,000
Population all Countries 357,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15563
ROP3 Code 110166
ROP25 Code 308260
ROP25 Name Toposa
Country South Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern Equatoria State, Kapoeta North, Kapoeta South and Kapoeta East counties; along Singaita and Lokalyen rivers.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country South Sudan
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Eastern Equatoria State, Kapoeta North, Kapoeta South and Kapoeta East counties; along Singaita and Lokalyen rivers..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Toposa
Language Code toq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Toposa
Language Code toq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Toposa

Primary Language:  Toposa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2002-2006)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
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Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Toposa Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Photo Source Michael French 
Map Source Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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