• PEOPLE CLUSTER: NUBA MOUNTAINS

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 51

Population: 1,471,900

Unreached people groups: 40

UPG population: 1,157,200

Unengaged UPGs: 31

UUPG population: 789,900

Number of countries: 2


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: The Nuba Mountains, in the South Kordofan province of Sudan, are home to a group of indigenous ethnic people groups known collectively as the Nuba peoples. The climate is semi-arid, but lush and green compared with most nearby areas. There are almost no roads; villages are connected by footpaths. The peoples live in family compounds and make their living through farming and herding. Sunni Islam dominates most of the region, though a few groups follow Christian or animistic beliefs.

Peoples within this cluster: Acheron; Afitti; Arabized Ghulfan; Dair; Delen; Dgik; El Hugeirat; Fungor; Garko; Gulud; Heiban; Jomang; Jumam; Kadaru; Kamdang; Kanga; Katcha-Kadugli-Miri; Katla; Keiga; Keiga Jirru; Koalib; Krongo; Kufa-Lima; Lafofa; Laro; Liri; Logol; Logorif; Masakin; Miri; Moro; Ngile; Nyiman; Otoro Nuba; Shatt; Shwai; Tagoy; Temain; Tese; Tima; Tingal; Tira; Togole; Tulishi; Tumale; Tumma; Tumtum; Turum; Umm Heitan; Wali; Warnang

Countries where they are found: Chad; Sudan


People groups: 51

Population: 1,471,900

Unreached people groups: 40

UPG population: 1,157,200

Unengaged UPGs: 31

UUPG population: 789,900

Number of countries: 2