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Nuer in South Sudan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,842,000 Nuer Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 8.00 %   

Nuer in South Sudan

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Introduction / History
According to the Nuer elders, Nuer orginated from a big tree in a place called Liech. As their number increased there was not enough grazing field for the large number of cattle and some of them migrated. Quarrels also cause some of them to break away.

Where are they located?
The Nuer are located in both Ethiopia and South Sudan.

What are their lives like?
The Nuer depend on their numerous cattle, which they also use for marriage and solving problems.

What are their beliefs?
Nuers believe in supernatural being. They also believe in lesser gods which they called "kuuth," but they know that there is only one God (Kuoth). As most of the Nuer are now Christian they could no longer believe in "kuuth," but they believe in Kuoth which means one God. Nuer usually pray early in the morning.

What are their needs?
In general, the Nuer need very much church support, as the newly formed government of South Sudan cannot fulfill all their needs. The most important need now is education which many Nuer do not have. There is great illiteracy among these people.

Prayer Points
* Pray for peace in South Sudan.
* Pray the Lord will continue to open the eyes of the Nuer community to see their opportunity to trust Christ for an abundant and eternal life.
* Pray that the Lord will raise up qualified Nuer pastors and teachers, and they will be well established in the faith.
* Pray for the Lord to raise up godly school teachers and educators.

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Country: South Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Mainly Jonglei State, north of a Jonglei–Pibor Post line; Unity State, south of Bentin town; Upper Nile State, Baliet, Ulang, and Lukapin/Nasir counties; Samll border areas in Lakes, Warab, and Northern Bahr el Ghazal states.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nuer
People Name General: Nuer
Alternate People Names:
AbrigarEastern Nue
Eastern NuerJikany
Jikany DoorJikany Dor
NaathNuer, Eastern
Western Nuer
ROP3 Code: 106990
Joshua Project People ID: 13909
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,842,000
Population all Countries: 2,107,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Nuer
Ethnic Code: NAB62n
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nuer
Language Code (ISO): nus    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1935-1968
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1999
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Nuer
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
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Nuer in South Sudan

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People Cluster
    Nilotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Nuer South Sudan    
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