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Dinka, Southwestern in South Sudan

Dinka, Southwestern

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Dinka, Southwestern in South Sudan map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,988,000 Dinka, Southwestern Christianity 79.00 % 16.00 %   

Dinka, Southwestern in South Sudan

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Country: South Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Mozt of Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Warrab states; some in Lakes State, Rumbek and Cueibet counties, Jur River area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Dinka, Southwestern
People Name General: Dinka, Southwestern
Alternate People Names:
Western Dinka
ROP3 Code: 110778
Joshua Project People ID: 15363
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,988,000
Population all Countries: 2,988,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Dinka, Southwestern
Ethnic Code: NAB62f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dinka, Southwestern (2,988,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dik    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity79.00 %(Evangelical: 16.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious1.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican15.00 %
Independent1.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic69.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1993
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Dinka, Southwestern
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed MatterBible: Lëk yam
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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Dinka, Southwestern in South Sudan

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Nilotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Dinka, Southwestern South Sudan    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Dinka, Southwestern in South Sudan          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Dinka, Southwestern  
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