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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Mabaan of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 3,100

ROP3 Code: 105951
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Nilotic
Language: Mabaan - (mfz)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: South Sudan

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Majority Located Where

  Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE - 130

  Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA - 110

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Brief Profile

The Mabaan people, literal meaning in their language a "people of home", originated from the Upper Nile Province of South Sudan. They look and speak like their neighbors, the Dinkas, Nuers and Shilluks, but they differ in blood groups and are socially and culturally different from their neighbors.

Traditionally, they are known for being a quiet people who eat a low-cholesterol diet and almost no red meat with a very low incidence of hearing loss. In fact, it is alleged that at the age of 70 they can hear a twig snap from a distance of 100 yards.

However, their traditional cultural dances held during festivals and on special occasions are quite festive. During such occasions, they dance to music.

Religiously, the majority of Mabaan are Christians.

Please note: The Sudanese people group cluster, numbering over 100,000, includes the Acholi, Anuak, Azande, Bari, Central Dinka, Jur Modo, Kaliko, Mabaan, Madi, Moru, Nuer, Shilluk, plus several other minority people groups. They are socially, culturally, linguistically, and religiously diverse with each having their own unique people group identity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Mabaan will carry the gospel message to unreached African people groups and beyond.
  • Pray that Mabaan Christians will grow deep in their understanding of Christianity.
  • Pray that Mabaan Christians will be followers Christ in all aspects of life.


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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE130
United StatesDes MoinesDes Moines-West Des MoinesIA110



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