• PEOPLE NAME: ACHOLI OF SOUTH SUDAN

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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

Population: 135,000

Global Population: 2,245,000


PEID: 14887

ROP: 100042

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Acholi of South Sudan, numbering 135,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,245,000 in 2 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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