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                                 Nilotic People Group Tree

                     Major Peoples with High Percentages of Christians

People                                                                 % Christian    Countries

Lwo                                                                             -                Sudan, Uganda
         Acoli                                                                 80%            Uganda, Sudan
         Lang'o (with Lang'o Lwo language)                      -                Uganda
         Luo                                                                   89%            Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania
         Shilluk                                                               25%            Sudan

Lotuko-Teso
         Karamojong                                                      40%            Uganda
         Lang'o (different Lang'o language)                        -                Sudan
         Maasai    35%   Kenya
         Teso                                                                20-30%        Kenya, Uganda

Kalenjin (major tribes)                                                                   Kenya
         Endo (Marakwet)                                            43%             Kenya
         Keiyo                                                              40%             Kenya
         Kipsigis                                                            68%            Kenya
         Nandi                                                              59%             Kenya
         Pokoot (some say higher %)                       15-17%             Kenya, Uganda
         Sabaot/Sebei                                                   87%             Kenya, Uganda
         Tugen                                                              41%             Kenya, Uganda
 


                        Unreached (By People, not Language)

People                                                               % Christian     Countries

Bari
         Bari                                                                    -               Sudan, Uganda, Zaire
         Kakwa                                                               -               Sudan, Uganda, Zaire
         Mandari                                                              -               Sudan

Nuer                                                                            1%           Sudan, Ethiopia
Nuer                                                                          25%           Zaire

Lwo
         Alur                                                                  10%          Uganda
         Anuak                                                                 4%          Sudan, Ethiopia
         Atuot                                                                   -             Sudan
         Bor (Belanda)                                                   10%          Sudan
         Burun                                                                  -             Sudan
         Dinka (numerous peoples, 5 languages)               4%          Sudan
         JumJum                                                               -             Sudan
         Lokoro                                                               -              Sudan
         Luwo (Jur)                                                          -              Sudan
         Kuman/Kumam                                                   -             Uganda
         Padhola                                                               -             Uganda
         Pari                                                                     -              Sudan
         Thuri                                                                   -              Sudan
         Maban                                                                -              Sudan

Lotuko-Teso
         Karamojong
                  Dodoth                                                    20%           Uganda
                  Jie                                                              -              Uganda
                  Jiye                                                            1%           Sudan
                  Mening                                                       -              Uganda

         Latuko (Lotuko)                                                  6%           Sudan
         Maa
                  Chamus                                                    12%           Kenya
                  Maasai                                                       5%           Tanzania
                  Mukogodo                                                10% (?)     Kenya
                  Samburu                                                    9%            Kenya

        Toposa                                                                1%           Uganda, Sudan
                  Nyangatom                                                1%           Sudan, Ethiopia
                  Donyiro                                                      ?%           Sudan
         Turkana                                                            15%           Kenya (Uganda)

Kalenjin (by language or other affiliation)
         Aramanick (Dorobo)                                           1%           Tanzania
         Dorobo/Okiek                                                     ?%           Kenya
         Kisankasa (Dorobo)                                            1%           Tanzania
         Mosiro (Dorobo)                                                 1%           Tanzania
         Mediak                                                               1%           Tanzania
         Pok (Sabaot) (some question high % reported above)
                                                                                    ?%           Kenya (Uganda)
         Pokoot (some say higher %)                           15-17%        Kenya, Uganda

Southern Nilotes
        Dadog (Tatog/Datoga)                                         -                Tanzania
        Omotik (Dorobo)                                                -                Tanzania

There may be smaller ethnic subdivisions of the Nilotes that some can specify further.  For instance, Alur have about 12 sub-tribes.

Where % of Christian was available, this is included.  Statistics were unavailable on many.

Unreached are defined as those ethnic/language groups with 20% or less Christian.
 

Orville Boyd Jenkins
January 1997
revised 21 April 2000
 

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