• PEOPLE NAME: SURI OF SOUTH SUDAN

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PEID: 12144

ROP: 109622

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Tirmaga-Chai Suri - (suq)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: South Sudan

Also found in: Ethiopia

Population: 4,000

Global Population: 92,500


PEID: 12144

ROP: 109622

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Suri of South Sudan, numbering 4,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 92,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Tirmaga-Chai Suri. The primary religion practiced by the Suri is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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