Bakonjo, Konzo in Uganda





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The lives of these people center around subsistence farming in steep mountainous terrain and lush green valleys. The people are short and stout, very fit from their way of life. It is nothing to see a 10 year old child carrying 20 liters of water hundreds of meters up the mountains. They are peaceful, friendly and welcoming, happy to share the little they have with anyone in need.

What Are Their Beliefs?

Witchcraft seems to play a role with the less educated.

What Are Their Needs?

I think the main things they require are quality education and freedom from corruption.
With those two things change would be a natural progression. Sadly greed and corruption sees very little help come their way. On May 1, 2013 the Nyamwanba River flooded, destroying many homes and lives at Kilembe. It was weeks before any government assistance. A truckload of flour, mattresses, blankets and other supplies sent to help was sadly stolen by those in positions of power.

Profile Source:   Steven & Najjoba Kennewell  

People Name General Konzo
People Name in Country Bakonjo, Konzo
Population in Uganda 1,047,000
World Population 1,317,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Konjo
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General Konzo
Ethnic Code NAB57d
People ID 12779
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest, Ruwenzori Mountains.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Konzo (1,047,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konzo 1,047,000
For Primary Language: Konzo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1914)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.00 %)
89.00 %
Ethnic Religions
11.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
15.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source: Steven & Najjoba Kennewell  
Profile Source: Steven & Najjoba Kennewell  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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