• PEOPLE NAME: BARI KAKWA OF SOUTH SUDAN

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PEID: 12054

ROP: 104446

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Kakwa - (keo)

Alternate Name(s): Kakwa

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestantism

Country: South Sudan

Also found in: Congo (Kinshasa); Uganda

Population: 112,000

Global Population: 389,000


PEID: 12054

ROP: 104446

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Bari Kakwa of South Sudan, numbering 112,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 389,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Kakwa. The primary religion practiced by the Bari Kakwa is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.


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