Bakenyi in Uganda

Joshua Project has identified the Bakenyi only in Uganda

Population

96,300

Christian

85%

Evangelical

24%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Bakenyi of Uganda are a Bantu ethnic group of people. It is believed that they migrated from the Buganda central region and moved eastward and settled in eastern part of Uganda around Lake Kyoga basin in the Buyende district in sub counties like Kidera, Nkondo, Kagulu and others.

Some Bakenyi crossed Lake Kyoga and settled in the Teso region in areas of the Kadungulu sub county around Kagwara and Namulemuka. Many Bakenyi are settled around the northern part of Lake Victoria in the Bwonda landing site in Mayuge and the district landing site in Jinja District.

The Bakenyi have around 20 clans like Bakoma, Baseregwe, Bawengere, Babango, Bagulu, Bandije, Bajwana, Batembe, Basagule, Babira and others.


What are Their Lives Like?

They live near waterways and fishing is an important aspect of their lives.

They are polygamist and practice widow inheritance. This means a widow is forced to marry the brother of her deceased husband.


What are Their Beliefs?

They believe in small gods such as Lubale, Katigo, Isiranya and others.


What are Their Needs?

They need clean water and medical care. AIDS and malaria are killing people. They need capital to buy standard fishing tools. Education is needed as well as spiritual support.




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Country Uganda
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Busoga Province between Lake Victoria and Lake Kyoga

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People Name General Bakenyi
People Name in Country Bakenyi
ROP3 Code 104849
Joshua Project People ID 12630
Indigenous Yes
Population in Uganda 96,300
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kenye 96,300
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General Bakenyi
Ethnic Code NAB57d
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
85%    ( Evangelical  24% )
Ethnic Religions
1.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
14.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
15.00%
Independent
15.00%
Protestant
15.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
55.00%
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