• PEOPLE CLUSTER: NILOTIC

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By Jeff and Lindsey Hallett

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 122

Population: 39,525,600

Unreached people groups: 97

UPG population: 26,410,100

Unengaged UPGs: 42

UUPG population: 3,340,800

Number of countries: 9


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: The Nilotic people cluster encompasses a number of people groups inhabiting the Nile Valley and speaking one or more Nilotic languages. The term 'Nilotic' derives from the Nile Valley. The Ethnologue classifies more than sixty languages as Nilotic, distinguishing these languages and their speakers from the mainly Bantu speaking peoples who are their ethnic neighbors.

Peoples within this cluster: Acholi; Ageer; Alur; Anuak; Atwot; Bale; Belanda Dor; Beri; Berta; Bodi; Bor; Burun; Datooga; Dholuo; Di'dinga; Dinka, Northeastern; Dinka, Northwestern; Dinka, South Central; Dinka, Southeastern; Dongotono; Donyiro; Fa-c-Aka; Gaam, Ingessana; Gobato; Gok; Gule; Gumuz; Jiye; Jumjum; Jur Luo; Jur Modo; Kacipo-Balesi; Kakwa; Karamojong; Kelo; Kipsigis; Koma; Kuku; Kumam; Kunama; Kupsabiny; Kwama; Kwegu, Bacha; Langgo; Lango; Lokoro; Lokoya; Lopid; Lotuho; Maaban; Maasai; Me'en; Mening; Mesengo; Molo; Mondari; Morokodo; Murele; Mursi; Nara; Narin; Ngok-Sobat; Njemps; Nuer, Naath; Nyangatom; Nyangbara; Ongamo; Opuua, Shita; Padhola; Pokot; Sabaot; Samburu; Sebei; Shabo; Shilluk; Suri; Talai; Tennet; Teso; Tirma; Toposa; Tuic; Turkana; Uduk; Western Dinka, Rek

Countries where they are found: Congo (Kinshasa); Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; South Sudan; Sudan; Tanzania; Uganda; United States


People groups: 122

Population: 39,525,600

Unreached people groups: 97

UPG population: 26,410,100

Unengaged UPGs: 42

UUPG population: 3,340,800

Number of countries: 9