Teso in Uganda

Population

2,056,000

Christian

98%

Evangelical

37%

Largest Religion

Main Language

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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




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Country Uganda
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country East, Katakwi (mainly), Soroti, Kaberamaido, Kumi, Pallisa, and Tororo districts. Lokathan, Madial area, Nangeya Mountains north end

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People Name General Teso
People Name in Country Teso
ROP3 Code 109975
Joshua Project People ID 15448
Indigenous Yes
Population in Uganda 2,056,000
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Iteso,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Teso 2,055,713
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Nilotic
People Name General Teso
Ethnic Code NAB62q
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Largest Religion Christianity
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
98%    ( Evangelical  37% )
Ethnic Religions
2.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
0.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
25.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
10.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
55.00%
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