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South Sudan
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Out of South Sudan’s population of over 12 million there are an estimated 7,462,064 Christians, 728,178 of whom are adherents to Pentecostal/Charismatic (P/C) churches. However, as even the best statistics about South Sudan are approximations from very limited data, attempts at the P/C population have limited usefulness: even before the death and displacement from the present war (2013 onward), not only is there a dearth of literature on P/C in South Sudan, but there is no reliable estimate for South Sudan’s population more generally.

Nonetheless, Christianity can certainly cla…

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O'Byrne, Ryan Joseph, “South Sudan”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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