• PEOPLE CLUSTER: SUDANIC

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By John Gabriel

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 83

Population: 12,941,650

Unreached people groups: 68

UPG population: 9,507,925

Unengaged UPGs: 30

UUPG population: 2,249,725

Number of countries: 8


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: The Sudan refers to a geographic region to the south of the Sahara, that stretches across the whole of Africa. The name derives from an Arabic term meaning "land of the Blacks". Within the Sudan reside a variety of ethnolinguistic peoples. Central Sudanic is a family of Nilo-Saharan languages spoken in the Central African Republic, Chad, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda, Congo (DRC), and Cameroon. Ethnologue classifies 65 languages as Central Sudanic. The Sudanic people cluster encompasses most of the people groups of the Sudan that speak a Central Sudanic language. Roman Catholicism is widely practiced among these people groups.

Peoples within this cluster: Ajja; Avukaya; Azande; Banda-Ndele; Banda, Mid-Southern; Bangba; Beli, Jur Beli; Bendi; Binga; Bongo; Dhr Thuri; Eliri; Furu; Gbayi; Gbendere; Geme; Gilima; Gweri; Homa; Kaba Demi; Kadiro; Kaliko; Kpala; Kresh; Langbasi; Lendu; Logo; Lombi; Lugbara; Lugbara, Low; Ma; Madi; Mamvu; Mangbele; Mangbetu; Mangbutu; Mayogo; Mba; Mbanza; Mbati; Miza; Mono, Amono; Moru; Ndunga; Ngbundu; Ngeti; Ngundu; Nyamusa-Molo; Okebu; Olubogo; Omi; Pambia; Sopi; Southern Madi; Tara Baaka; Viri; Yulu

Countries where they are found: Central African Republic; Chad; Congo (Brazzaville); Congo (Kinshasa); South Sudan; Sudan; Uganda; United States


People groups: 83

Population: 12,941,650

Unreached people groups: 68

UPG population: 9,507,925

Unengaged UPGs: 30

UUPG population: 2,249,725

Number of countries: 8