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Maps Page for South Sudan and Borderlands

South Sudan Map: Note Juba's location in South Central of country
South Sudan Map: Note Juba’s location in South Central of country

 

Africa is a huge continent!
Africa is a huge continent!

 updated as of 11 Feb 2014

The maps on this page are gathered from several excellent resources.  The United Nations has maps on every concievable aspect of South Sudan.  Their Juba OCHA office is a great resource for maps.  Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is another source of excellent updated maps.

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The Sudans cover a large area. South Sudan is similar in size to Texas
The Sudans cover a large area. South Sudan is similar in size to Texas

 

We are currently working in three Uganda refugee camps: Adjumani, Rhino Camp, and Koboko Camp
We are currently working in three Uganda refugee camps: Adjumani, Rhino Camp, and Koboko Camp

 

 

 

Ethnic Map of South Sudan. Compare to other ethnic map.
Ethnic Map of South Sudan. Compare to map below.

Ethnic groups of South Sudan. Many tribes along the borders "bleed over" into neighbouring countries.

Ethnic groups of South Sudan. Many tribes along the borders “bleed over” into neighbouring countries.

One of the challenges in South Sudan is knowing where people groups actually are.  Decades of war combined with the pastoral migration of tribes results in varied reports on locations and tribes.

That is why research is so essential.  “Putting boots on the ground” allows us to personally learn about people groups, their culture, world view, and level of Gospel knowledge.  Ethnologists call this process “Ground Truthing.”  This is the process of not placing all of our ethnic beliefs on maps or outdated research.

You cannot understand South Sudan without knowing about The Sudan
You cannot understand South Sudan without knowing about The Sudan

 

Many people groups in South Sudan "bleed over" into neighboring countries such as Uganda.
Many people groups in South Sudan “bleed over” into neighboring countries such as Uganda.

 

 

 

Northern Uganda is currently the home of thousands of South Sudanese.
Northern Uganda is currently the home of thousands of South Sudanese.

 

Knowing road conditions in South Sudan is an essential part of planning and research. Roads can be closed due to rainy conditions or insecurity.
Knowing road conditions in South Sudan is an essential part of planning and research. Roads can be closed due to rainy conditions or insecurity.

 

Due to its location along the Christian/Islam fault line, South Sudan's importance for the Gospel cannot be overestimated!
Due to its location along the Christian/Islam fault line, South Sudan’s importance for the Gospel cannot be overestimated!

 

The areas where the Dinka and Nuer overlap have been the flash points for violence.
The areas where the Dinka and Nuer overlap have been the flash points for violence.

Crisis Areas in South Sudan
Crisis Areas in South Sudan

 

 

 

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