Basoga in Uganda





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Balamogi and Basiki live in Eastern Uganda, south of Lake Kyoga. They are clans of the second largest people group in Uganda, the Basoga, and speak the Lusoga language varieties of Lulamogi and Lusiki.

The Balamogi and Basiki are predominantly subsistence farmers growing millet, maize, sweet potatoes, rice and cassava. Cash crops include rice, cotton, watermelon, groundnuts and coffee. The Basiki and Balamogi also rear animals such as cattle, goats and chickens on a small scale.

The Roman Catholic and Anglican churches are predominate in the Balamogi and Basiki areas. There are also many Pentecostal churches and a few Baptist and Seventh Day Adventist churches. The Balamogi and Basiki have been evangelized with the Gospel but their response has mainly been nominal. Many profess to be Christians but in practice continue to mix traditional religions and do not have a meaningful relationship with Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Soga, Basoga
People Name in Country Basoga
Population in Uganda 3,542,000
World Population 3,546,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tenga
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, between lakes Victoria and Kyoga: Kamuli, Bagiri and Mayuge districts; Kaliro District (Lulamogi Dialect); Jinja District (Lutenga Dialect); Iganga District, Busiki County (Lusiki Dialect).   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Soga (3,542,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Soga 3,542,000
For Primary Language: Soga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1896-2011)
New Testament Yes   (1999)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Soga Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 32.00 %)
84.00 %
Ethnic Religions
1.00 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
30.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Photo Source: Faisal Kirunda Nkutu  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

Copyright © 2015 Joshua Project.  A ministry of Frontier Ventures.