Country: Uganda

Number of People Groups

66

People Groups Unreached

4

Total Population

39,020,000

Unreached Population

429,000

% Christian Adherent

85.3%

% Evangelical

31.0 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Acholi, Shuli 1,942,000 Acholi Christianity 97.0 % 35.0 %
 Alur, Lur 1,024,000 Alur Christianity 96.0 % 30.0 %
Amba, Hamba 59,000 Amba E Ethnic Religions 45.0 % 11.0 %
 Arab, Lebanese 12,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
Babwisi, Bwisi 114,000 Talinga-Bwisi Christianity 90.0 % 23.0 %
 Baganda, Ganda 6,790,000 Ganda Christianity 67.0 % 33.0 %
 Bagwere 679,000 Gwere Christianity 95.0 % 32.0 %
Bahima, Hima 3,549,000 Nyankore Christianity 98.0 % 37.0 %
Bakenyi 103,000 Kenye Christianity 85.0 % 24.0 %
 Bakiga 2,623,000 Chiga Christianity 98.0 % 36.0 %
 Bakonjo, Konzo 1,011,000 Konzo Christianity 89.0 % 28.0 %
 Bamasaba, Masaba 1,855,000 Masaaba Christianity 83.0 % 25.0 %
 Banyarwanda, Rwandese 528,000 Rwanda Christianity 96.0 % 29.0 %
 Banyole 566,000 Nyole Christianity 95.0 % 35.0 %
 Banyoro, Nyoro 1,107,000 Nyoro Christianity 93.0 % 29.0 %
 Bari 99,000 Bari Christianity 90.0 % 28.0 %
 Baruli 232,000 Ruuli Christianity 92.0 % 24.0 %
Barundi, Rundi 238,000 Rundi Christianity 95.0 % 29.0 %
 Basamia, Luhya, Saamia 556,000 Saamia Christianity 95.0 % 32.0 %
 Basoga 3,419,000 Soga Christianity 84.0 % 32.0 %
Batooro 1,149,000 Tooro Christianity 94.0 % 25.0 %
Batutsi, Tutsi 215,000 Rwanda Christianity 96.0 % 35.0 %
 British 3,600 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.8 %
Cuban 8,100 Spanish Christianity 57.0 % 8.8 %
 Deaf Unknown Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 85.0 % 0.0 %
 French 1,200 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
Goanese 41,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 95.0 % 18.0 %
 Gujarati, Ugandan 377,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
Gungu 81,000 Gungu Christianity 92.0 % 25.0 %
Haya 86,000 Haya Christianity 97.0 % 21.0 %
 Hindi, Ugandan 4,700 Hindi Hinduism 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 216,000 Kakwa Christianity 69.0 % 12.0 %
 Kalenjin, Pokot, Western Suk 117,000 Pokoot E Ethnic Religions 48.0 % 12.0 %
Kaliko 10,000 Keliko E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
 Kamba 8,200 Kamba Christianity 92.0 % 30.0 %
 Karamojong, Dodoth 941,000 Ng'akarimojong E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 5.0 %
 Kikuyu 87,000 Gikuyu Christianity 93.0 % 20.0 %
Kongo 4,200 Koongo Christianity 94.0 % 35.0 %
Kumam, Akokolemu 289,000 Kumam Christianity 78.0 % 24.0 %
Lali, Lari 4,100 Laari Christianity 95.0 % 30.0 %
 Lango, Langi 2,473,000 Lango Christianity 95.0 % 36.0 %
Lendu 18,000 Lendu Christianity 80.0 % 31.0 %
Lingala 21,000 Lingala Christianity 95.0 % 33.0 %
 Lugbara, High 1,227,000 Lugbara Christianity 90.0 % 30.0 %
Lugbara, Low 497,000 Aringa Christianity 93.0 % 33.0 %
Ma'adi 491,000 Ma'di Christianity 92.0 % 21.0 %
Madi, Southern 77,000 Ma'di, Southern Christianity 92.0 % 25.0 %
Mangbetu 82,000 Mangbetu Christianity 70.0 % 18.0 %
Mening 6,600 Teso E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 15.0 %
 Moru, Kala Moru 16,000 Moru Christianity 95.0 % 35.0 %
Mvuba 1,000 Mvuba E Ethnic Religions 50.0 %
Nande 21,000 Nande Christianity 95.0 % 34.0 %
 Nubian, Nubi 43,000 Nubi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Nyankore, Hororo 309,000 Nyankore Christianity 97.0 % 23.0 %
Okebu, Kebu 56,000 Ndo Christianity 75.0 % 9.0 %
Olubogo, Lulba 2,100 Olu'bo Christianity 85.0 % 14.0 %
 Padhola, Dama 598,000 Adhola Christianity 95.0 % 33.0 %
 Plains Bira 1,600 Bera E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 4.0 %
 Pygmy, Batwa 3,600 Rwanda E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
Sebei 300,000 Kupsapiiny Christianity 90.0 % 30.0 %
 Swahili 4,100 Swahili Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
 Taposa 45,000 Toposa Christianity 90.0 % 19.0 %
 Tepeth, Tepes 5,800 Soo Christianity 60.0 % 35.0 %
 Teso 2,192,000 Teso Christianity 98.0 % 37.0 %
Teso-Bakedi 365,000 Teso Christianity 91.0 % 31.0 %
 Teuso 17,000 Ik Christianity 95.0 % 34.0 %
  Totals:  66 39,020,000 4     85.3 % 31.0 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 31.0 %)
85.3 %
Ethnic Religions
5.2 %
Hinduism
0.9 %
Islam
8.0 %
Non-Religious
0.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
34.8 %
Independent
7.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
9.8 %
Roman Catholic
47.7 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Uganda. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Uganda
  • Christian ministry in Uganda
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Uganda or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
In Uganda Size
Action International Ministries Medium
Africa Inland Mission, International Medium
African Bible Colleges, Inc. Medium
African Enterprise Medium
African Leadership Small
AMG International Large
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Baptist World Aid, Australia Small
Bright Hope International Medium
Childcare Worldwide Medium
Christ to the Nations Medium
Christian Blind Mission International Small
Christian Life Ministries Small
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana Medium
Compassion International Large
Crosslinks Medium
Emmanuel International Mission Small
Engineering Ministries International Small
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Medium
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Foursquare Missions International Medium
Global Outreach International Medium
Good Shepherd Ministries Small
Gospel Communications International Medium
Harvest International Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
HOPE International Small
I. N. Network Medium
In Touch Mission International Medium
International Christian Ministries Medium
Into All The World Small
Map International Medium
Mission Ministries Medium
Mission of Mercy Small
Mission ONE Incorporated Medium
Mission: Moving Mountains Medium
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Medium
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Samaritan's Purse Large
Seed International Small
South American Missionary Society Small
TEAR Australia Medium
TEAR Fund New Zealand Small
Tear Netherlands Small
TearFund Belgium Small
TearFund Switzerland Small
TearFund UK Large
Teen Missions International Medium
The Master's Mission Medium
Things To Come Mission Medium
Touch the World Youth Ministries Small
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries Medium
World Concern Large
World Concern Medium
World Harvest Mission Medium
World Renew Medium
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large

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