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Deaf in South Sudan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
106,000 Language unknown Christianity 60.50 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in South Sudan

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Introduction / History
South Sudan achieved its independence in 2011 from the Republic of Sudan to its north. Prior to that, Sudan suffered under two civil wars. The second, which began in 1976, pitted the Sudanese government against the Sudan People's Liberation Army (PLA) and lasted for over twenty years. These wars have led to significant suffering among the Sudanese and South Sudanese people, including major gaps in infrastructure development and significant displacement of various people groups.

All of this war has traumatized the people of Sudan, and the Deaf in particular. The country appears to have a very small middle class, while a vast majority of its citizens are either very wealthy or extremely poor. The Deaf in South Sudan tend to be the poorest of the poor. Some cannot afford food and must stay at home with families (even though the home environ-ment often means that no one can communicate with them).

There are currently no Deaf schools in South Sudan. Deaf schools are typically the center of language and cultural development for the Deaf of a country. A lack of Deaf schools means that there is a need for a central cultural organization among the Deaf. Deaf churches could function in this role if they were well-established. There is currently only one Deaf church in South Sudan. This church meets in Juba, and has fewer than 50 members.

Because of the linguistic barriers between the Deaf and hearing the Deaf often remain culturally isolated from the hearing. Ninety percent of deaf individuals are born into hearing households, and thereby are involved in hearing culture. Some view them as cursed or not as fully capable of the same things that hearing people are. Thus, for example, Deaf people only earned the legal right to vote in 2010.

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Country: South Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
   
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
ROP3 Code: 114916
Joshua Project People ID: 19007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 106,000
Population all Countries: 46,963,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Language unknown (106,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): Unknown     
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity60.50 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions32.90 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam6.20 % 
Non-Religious0.40 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
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Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
 
 
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
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Deaf in South Sudan

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    Deaf     Africa, East and Southern    
     
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