• PEOPLE NAME: BARI OF SOUTH SUDAN

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PEID: 14889

ROP: 101283

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Affinity Group: SSAP

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: 614,000

Global Population: 747,500


PEID: 14889

ROP: 101283

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Bari of South Sudan, numbering 614,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 747,500 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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