Banyole in Uganda

Joshua Project has identified the Banyole only in Uganda





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Banyole are one of the Bantu ethnic groups of Uganda. They speak Lunyole. The Banyole are largely Christian, with Islam being the other major religion. There is also a small percentage of traditionalists. Understanding of Scripture is limited due to a low literacy rate and a weak understanding of the languages in which Scripture is published (Luganda and English). This shallow understanding of Scripture allows the people who have been converted to Christianity to become vulnerable to backsliding - falling back on traditional religious practices, among other reasons, with some of them even being drawn to Islam. The need for missionaries is for assistance in translating and in further understanding of Scripture, as well as deepening the local pastors' and leaders' understanding of Scripture through training and discipleship.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Banyole
People Name in Country Banyole
Population in Uganda 586,000
World Population 586,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General Banyole
Ethnic Code NAB57d
People ID 14101
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southeast, Tororo District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nyole (586,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nyole 586,000
For Primary Language: Nyole

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2006-2009)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Nyole Film / Video
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Anglican

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
0.00 %
2.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
65.0 %
5.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Doug Wicks  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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