Teso in Uganda



Population

2,192,000

Christian

Evangelical

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction / History

The Iteso comprise the second-largest ethnic group in Uganda at 4,000,000 speakers by 2000 and a significant portion of the non-Bantu-speaking minority in Kenya's Western Province. The Iteso of Uganda have not been well described, but significant studies exist of the political and economic dimensions of colonial rule in their territory. For the Iteso of Kenya, there are substantial studies of social organization, social change, and ritual processes. The Iteso have an undeserved reputation in Kenya for cultural conservatism, whereas in Uganda they have been described as being among the most economically adaptable of people. In common with many of the peoples of the Kenya-Uganda border region, they have a history of extensive multi-ethnic contact and have come to share many customs with neighboring peoples, although not at the expense of their identity or cultural distinctiveness. 1979, it was estimated that there were 150,000 Iteso in Kenya. Current statistics put it at approximately 400,000. Teso is the largest of all the nilotics groups in the region though they are politically not active due to the



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Teso
People Name in Country Teso
Population in Uganda 2,192,000
World Population 2,570,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Iteso
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Teso
Ethnic Code NAB62q
People ID 15448
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East, Katakwi (mainly), Soroti, Kaberamaido, Kumi, Pallisa, and Tororo districts. Lokathan, Madial area, Nangeya Mountains north end.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map



Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Teso (2,192,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Teso 2,192,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1910-1992)
New Testament Yes   (1930-1966)
Complete Bible Yes   (1961)
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Teso
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Bible 1961
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 37.00 %)
98.00 %
Ethnic Religions
2.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
25.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
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