Country: Uganda

Number of People Groups

69

People Groups Unreached

5 (7.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

45,643,000

Population in Unreached

1,143,000 (2.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

83.5%

% Evangelical

33.79%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Acholi, Shuli 1,912,000 1,967,000 Acholi Christianity 97.00 % 41.00 % -
 Alur, Lur 1,256,000 2,474,000 Alur Christianity 96.00 % 30.00 % -
Amba 54,000 61,000 Amba Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 11.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 15,000 7,855,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Aringa 631,000 631,000 Aringa Islam 1.90 % 1.50 % 13
 Baganda 8,419,000 8,542,000 Ganda Christianity 67.00 % 42.00 % -
 Bagwere 792,000 792,000 Gwere Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 % -
 Bakenyi 127,000 127,000 Kenye Christianity 85.00 % 24.00 % -
 Bakiga 3,038,000 3,038,000 Chiga Christianity 98.00 % 47.00 % -
 Banyole 698,000 698,000 Nyole Christianity 75.00 % 15.00 % -
 Banyoro, Nyoro 1,235,000 1,235,000 Nyoro Christianity 93.00 % 31.00 % -
 Bari 122,000 634,000 Bari Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Baruli 242,000 242,000 Ruruuli-Runyala Christianity 92.00 % 24.00 % -
Batooro 1,078,000 1,078,000 Tooro Christianity 94.00 % 27.00 % -
Batutsi, Tutsi 459,000 3,857,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 35.00 % -
 British 4,500 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Bwisi 129,000 183,000 Talinga-Bwisi Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Chinese, general 19,000 15,716,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 % -
 Cuban 10,000 9,139,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 457,000 47,601,000 Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 84.74 % -
 French 1,500 50,319,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
Goanese 51,000 654,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Gujarati, Ugandan 465,000 2,462,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Gungu 107,000 107,000 Gungu Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 % -
Haya 107,000 2,381,000 Haya Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 % -
Hima 3,852,000 3,879,000 Nyankore Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 % -
 Hindi, Ugandan 5,800 1,579,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hutu, Rundi 293,000 11,395,000 Rundi Christianity 95.00 % 29.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 1,122,000 12,184,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 29.00 % -
 Iteso 2,998,000 3,440,000 Teso Christianity 98.00 % 15.00 % -
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 232,000 362,000 Kakwa Christianity 69.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kalenjin, Pokot 134,000 960,000 Pokoot Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 12.00 % -
Kaliko 13,000 57,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kamba 10,000 5,117,000 Kamba Christianity 92.00 % 30.00 % -
 Karamojong, Dodoth 849,000 849,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kikuyu 107,000 10,819,000 Gikuyu Christianity 93.00 % 20.00 % -
Kongo 5,200 4,509,000 Koongo Christianity 94.00 % 35.00 % -
 Konzo, Bakonjo 1,085,000 1,421,000 Konzo Christianity 89.00 % 28.00 % -
Kuku 48,000 246,000 Kuku Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
Kumam, Akokolemu 339,000 339,000 Kumam Christianity 78.00 % 24.00 % -
 Lango 2,715,000 2,715,000 Lango Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 % -
 Lendu 24,000 1,504,000 Lendu Christianity 80.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lingala 25,000 4,534,000 Lingala Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
 Lugbara, High 1,402,000 2,028,000 Lugbara Christianity 90.00 % 36.00 % -
 Luhya, Bukusu 47,000 1,918,000 Bukusu Christianity 70.00 % 45.00 % -
 Luhya, Saamia 664,000 827,000 Saamya-Gwe Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 % -
Ma'adi 374,000 478,000 Ma'di Christianity 92.00 % 21.00 % -
 Madi, Southern 94,000 94,000 Ma'di, Southern Christianity 92.00 % 25.00 % -
Mangbetu 100,000 1,852,000 Mangbetu Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 % -
 Masaba, Bamasaba 2,103,000 2,168,000 Masaaba Christianity 83.00 % 32.00 % -
Meneng 7,800 7,800 Teso Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Mvuba 1,200 7,700 Mvuba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 18.00 % -
Nande 25,000 2,111,000 Nande Christianity 95.00 % 34.00 % -
Ndrulo 20,000 133,000 Ndrulo Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 % -
 Nubian 37,000 57,000 Nubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nyang'i 18,000 18,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nyankore, Hororo 407,000 427,000 Nyankore Christianity 97.00 % 23.00 % -
Okebu 69,000 299,000 Ndo Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Olubogo, Lulba 2,500 24,000 Olu'bo Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Padhola, Dama 614,000 614,000 Adhola Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
 Plains Bira 2,000 269,000 Bira Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 % -
 Pygmy, Batwa 4,400 409,000 Kinyarwanda Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Sebei 349,000 349,000 Kupsapiiny Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
 Soga, Basoga 3,785,000 3,790,000 Soga Christianity 84.00 % 43.00 % -
 Swahili 5,100 1,836,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Tepeth 30,000 30,000 Ng'akarimojong Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Teuso 20,000 22,000 Ik Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Thur 120,000 120,000 Thur Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 % -
 Toposa 56,000 274,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
  Totals:  69 45,643,000         5 83.52 % 33.79 % 25 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 98,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 45,741,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Central 12,439,000
Eastern 11,690,000
Northern 9,281,000
Western 11,416,000
Provinces:  4 44,826,000
UN Country Population 45,741,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,022,000 628.8 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,853,000 1,677.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 206,239,000 451.9 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,756,000 251.4 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
45,643,000



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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Acholi ach 1 0 Complete Bible
Adhola adh 1 0 Complete Bible
Alur alz 1 0 Complete Bible
Amba rwm 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Aringa luc 1 1 New Testament
Bari bfa 1 0 Complete Bible
Bira brf 1 0 Bible Portions
Bukusu bxk 1 0 Complete Bible
Chiga cgg 1 0 Complete Bible
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Ganda lug 1 0 Complete Bible
Gikuyu kik 1 0 Complete Bible
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete Bible
Gungu rub 1 0 New Testament
Gwere gwr 1 0 New Testament
Haya hay 1 0 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ik ikx 1 0 Bible Portions
Kakwa keo 1 0 Complete Bible
Kamba kam 1 0 Complete Bible
Keliko kbo 1 0 New Testament
Kenye lke 1 0 Translation Started
Kinyarwanda kin 3 0 Complete Bible
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete Bible
Konzo koo 1 0 Bible Portions
Koongo kng 1 0 Complete Bible
Kuku ukv 1 0 Translation Needed
Kumam kdi 1 0 Complete Bible
Kupsapiiny kpz 1 0 New Testament
Lango laj 1 0 Complete Bible
Lendu led 1 0 Complete Bible
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete Bible
Lugbara lgg 1 0 Complete Bible
Ma'di mhi 1 0 New Testament
Ma'di, Southern snm 1 0 Bible Portions
Mangbetu mdj 1 0 Bible Portions
Masaaba myx 1 0 Complete Bible
Mvuba mxh 1 0 Translation Started
Nande nnb 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndo ndp 1 0 New Testament
Ndrulo dno 1 0 Bible Portions
Ng'akarimojong kdj 3 0 Complete Bible
Nubi kcn 1 1 Translation Needed
Nyankore nyn 2 0 Complete Bible
Nyole nuj 1 0 New Testament
Nyoro nyo 1 0 Complete Bible
Olu'bo lul 1 0 Translation Needed
Pokoot pko 1 0 Complete Bible
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Ruruuli-Runyala ruc 1 0 Bible Portions
Saamya-Gwe lsm 1 0 Complete Bible
Soga xog 1 0 Complete Bible
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete Bible
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete Bible
Talinga-Bwisi tlj 1 0 New Testament
Teso teo 2 0 Complete Bible
Thur lth 1 0 Bible Portions
Tooro ttj 1 0 Complete Bible
Toposa toq 1 0 Bible Portions
Ugandan Sign Language ugn 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 63 69 5   21 41 46 56 12

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 33.8 %)
83.5 %
Ethnic Religions
5.1 %
Hinduism
0.9 %
Islam
9.7 %
Non-Religious
0.5 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
35.7 %
Independent
7.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
9.6 %
Roman Catholic
44.9 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Uganda Statistics
People Groups 69
Unreached People Groups 5  (7.2%)
Population 45,643,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Population in Unreached 1,143,000  (2.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 83.5%
Percent Evangelical 33.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 25
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 24%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window No
Country Code UG
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 73%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,324,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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