Nilotic of United States

People Group Info

Total Population: 4,300

ROP3 Code: 115030
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Nilotic
Language: Luo (Kenya and Tanzania) - (luo)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Kenya

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  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 95

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Brief Profile

Nilotic peoples are a geo-political people group indigenous to the Nile Valley who speak Nilotic languages, which constitute a large sub-group of the Nilo-Saharan languages spoken in South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, and northern Tanzania. In a more general sense, the Nilotic peoples include all descendants of the original Nilo-Saharan speakers. Among these are the Luo, Sara, Maasai, Kalenjin, Dinka, Nuer, Shilluk, Ateker, and the Maa-speaking peoples, each of which is a cluster of several ethnic groups.

Nilotic groups have experienced significant and sustained contact with outside influences over the past century. These outside influences include colonialism and the drawing of international boundaries across their traditional areas (e.g., the Maasai straddle the Tanzania-Kenya border; Luo are found in Kenya, Uganda, and Sudan), mission activities, western-oriented educational systems, establishment of international cities such as Nairobi in their traditional areas, tourists, national government policies, etc.

Prayer Points

  • Pray Nilotic evangelicals will carry the message of Christ to unreached African diaspora peoples.
  • Pray God will raise up leaders among Nilotic people who will cross-cultures sharing the message of Christ to the least reached peoples of the world.
  • Pray Christians will come alongside Nilotic Christians becoming their firends and encouraging them in their walk in faith with Christ.


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