Sudan SD

4,938,597

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

453,075

Indicated decisions 2014

39.6 million

Population

2.6 million

Christians
1.9 million are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Sudan
  • Cluster

  • Social Control

    Shame-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    Christian south recently split from Islamic north, so may share some Islamic characteristics.
  • Top 25 Stats

    Total Gospel Visits- 4.9 M (20th); Total Gospel Decisions- 453,000 (15th).
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim
  • Human Development Index

    166/186
  • Internet Access

    24.01% (97th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Sudanese Arab (66.6%); Other Arab (6.9%); Horn of Africa- Cushite (6.6%); Ouaddai-Fur (5.7%); Nubian (4.6%); Nuba Mountain People (3.9%); Kanuri-Saharan (2.9%); Other Sub-Saharan peoples (2.9%, includes Niotic, Sudan, Others).
  • Common Languages

    Arabic, English
  • Economy

    Agriculture and mineral deposits are the basis of the economy, but most live in poverty.
    Mismanagement, civil war, and famine have hindered the improvement of the economy. 
    Sudan lost 1/4 of its territory and its people when South Sudan separated.
  • History / Politics

    Joint British-Egyptian rule until independence  occurred in 1956.
    Constant fighting between the Islamic, Arab north and the Christian, black south.
    Agreement was reached in 2005, and elections caused separation of South Sudan in 2011.
    Unrest and border disputes between the two Sudans continues to this day.
    There have been almost continuous wars and violence against minorities since 1956.
  • Spirituality

    The Gospel grew despite the violence, persecution, and chaos in Sudan.
    Pray for peace and religious freedom so that Christians can worship openly. 
    Praise the Lord that the churches have been unified throughout this time.
    Training of pastors and discipleship needs to increase; Some Christians practice animism.
  • Prayers

    Pray for religious freedom so that Christians can worship and share freely.
    Pray for greater discipleship and training materials for new believers and pastors.
    Pray for the slums of Khartoum, the capital, where people come looking for jobs.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.