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Njalgulgule in South Sudan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,100 Njalgulgule Islam 4.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Njalgulgule in South Sudan

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Introduction / History
The Njalgulgule are one of seven Daju people groups. They are 2,700 in number, and they have their own language. There was a time when the Daju peoples had their own kingdom, though they were displaced by powerful empires like that of the Egyptians many centuries ago. The seven Daju groups are distinct ethnicities speaking related languages. They generally have little cultural affinity to each other.

Where are they located?
Njalgulgule people live in one of the seven Daju villages. That village is in South Sudan near the Sopo and Boro rivers. Other Daju peoples live in Sudan or Chad.

What are their lives like?
Njalgulgule people are primarily grain farmers (mainly millet, sorghum, and corn). They also hunt and gather (mainly honey, berries and wild fruits). Women perform much of the daily work, planting and sowing the crops, grinding the grain, and cooking the meals. They are also the primary house-builders. Their typical home is round with a cone roof although in the towns, houses are often rectangular. They share community chores.

What are their beliefs?
Njalgulgule people are 81 percent Muslim, and they still practice many of their traditional religious customs including the building of straw shrines to their traditional high god Kalge whom they equate with Allah of Islam. They celebrate the traditional grain harvest by pouring out water and beer beneath either a sacred tree or stone.

What are their needs?
Njalgulgule people need to know that their false gods will not provide eternal life, nor will they improve their lives in any way.

They need to learn Almighty God's role of men and women working together in obedience to Him.

They need to have Scriptural resources in their heart language.

Prayer Points
* Pray that God's Holy Spirit will burden many intercessors to pray for the Njalgulgule people for their salvation, and for His will to be worked out in their lives.
* Pray that disciples will see how to live among the Njalgulgule people to earn their trust and confidence, so that they may be of help to them in many important ways.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.


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Country: South Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Western Bahr el Ghazal State, northwest of Raga, Gossinga and Boro villages; Northern Bahr el Ghazal State, Aweil county.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Njalgulgule
People Name General: Njalgulgule
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107232
Joshua Project People ID: 13331
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,100
Population all Countries: 2,100
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Ouaddai-Fur
People Name General: Njalgulgule
Ethnic Code: NAB66d
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Primary Language: Njalgulgule (2,100 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): njl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions15.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam81.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic75.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Njalgulgule in South Sudan

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    Ouaddai-Fur     Africa, East and Southern    
      Njalgulgule South Sudan    
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