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Katcha-Kadugli-Miri in Sudan


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
80,000 Katcha-Kadugli-Miri Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % No   

Katcha-Kadugli-Miri in Sudan

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Introduction / History
The Katcha people are descended from the largest clan of Kadugli in central Sudan and reside south of the Kordofan Province. Their language is called Katcha or sometimes Tolubi. A few also speak Arabic which is the national language in Sudan.

What are their lives like?
The Katcha keep cattle and farm. Most of their diet consists of what they grow and meat from livestock. For income they sell groundnuts, sim sim and sometimes cattle. Some migrate outside of their villages into towns and cities to work. It has been said that even when a Katcha is away, his heart and mind are still back home. Their family structure consists of the extended family in which the husband's clan members reside with the family. In a polygamous marriage, all the wives live within the same compound but each has her separate hut in which she lives with her children. It is a sign of wealth for a man to have multiple wives.

Katcha people enjoy socializing and get along well with their own group and with neighboring people. They rely on one another for protection. Authority among the Katcha rests upon the clan elders that have been elected by the Katcha. Punishment depends on the crime committed and is decided in accordance with the government laws.

What are their beliefs?
Tradition is extremely important to the Katcha and they hold firmly to it. They are not very receptive to those who try to change their culture. The Katcha are predominantly pagan and many religious practices form the basis for their culture.

What are their needs?
They are not likely to accept the Gospel unless it is explained to them in their own language. Christianity is considered a foreign religion because it has not been presented in their own language and social context.

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Country: Sudan
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
Persecution Rank:10 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Janub Kurdufan state. Katcha dialect: Katcha, Tuna, Kafina, Dabakaya (Donga), Belanya, and Farouq villages, south of Kadugli; Kadugli dialect: Kadugli, Murta, Kulba, ’Daalimo, Thappare and Takko villages; Miri dialect: Miri Bara, Miri Guwa, Umduiu, Nyimodu, Luba, Kadoda, Kya, Tulluk, Hayar al-Nimr, Kuduru, Kasari, and Sogolle villages, west of Kadugli.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Katcha-Kadugli-Miri
People Name General: Katcha-Kadugli-Miri
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 104725
Joshua Project People ID: 12568
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 80,000
Population all Countries: 80,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nuba Mountains
People Name General: Katcha-Kadugli-Miri
Ethnic Code: NAB66h
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Primary Language: Katcha-Kadugli-Miri (80,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xtc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam40.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
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Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Katcha-Kadugli-Miri
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Katcha-Kadugli-Miri in Sudan

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