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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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 This is the process of not placing all of our ethnic beliefs on maps or outdated research.