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PEID: 14887

ROP: 100042

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Acoli - (ach)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: South Sudan

Also found in: Uganda; United States

Population: 67,000

Global Population: 2,462,500

PEID: 14887

ROP: 100042

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Acholi of South Sudan, numbering 67,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,462,500 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Acoli. The primary religion practiced by the Acholi is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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