• PEOPLE NAME: TURKANA OF SOUTH SUDAN

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PEID: 42841

ROP: 110303

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Turkana - (tuv)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion - Animism

Country: South Sudan

Also found in: Kenya

Population: 7,200

Global Population: 1,312,200


PEID: 42841

ROP: 110303

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Turkana of South Sudan, numbering 7,200, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,312,200 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Turkana. The primary religion practiced by the Turkana is animism, a religious worldview that natural physical entities--including animals, plants, and even inanimate objects--possess a spiritual essence.


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