• PEOPLE NAME: BARI OF SOUTH SUDAN

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PEID: 14889

ROP: 101283

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Bari - (bfa)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: South Sudan

Also found in: Congo (Kinshasa); Uganda; United States

Population: 319,000

Global Population: 447,400


PEID: 14889

ROP: 101283

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Bari of South Sudan, numbering 319,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 447,400 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Bari. The primary religion practiced by the Bari is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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