Country: Uganda

Number of People Groups

68

People Groups Unreached

5 (7.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

44,167,000

Population in Unreached

1,106,000 (2.5%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

83.5%

% Evangelical

33.80%

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 1,851,000 1,905,000 Acholi Christianity 97.00 % 41.00 % -
 Alur, Lur 1,215,000 2,395,000 Alur Christianity 96.00 % 30.00 % -
Amba 53,000 59,000 Amba Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 11.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 15,000 8,993,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Aringa 611,000 611,000 Aringa Islam 1.90 % 1.50 % 12
 Bagwere 766,000 766,000 Gwere Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 % -
 Bakenyi 123,000 123,000 Kenye Christianity 85.00 % 24.00 % -
 Bakiga 2,940,000 2,940,000 Chiga Christianity 98.00 % 47.00 % -
 Banyole 675,000 675,000 Nyole Christianity 75.00 % 15.00 % -
 Banyoro, Nyoro 1,196,000 1,196,000 Nyoro Christianity 93.00 % 31.00 % -
 Bari 119,000 624,000 Bari Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Baruli 234,000 234,000 Ruruuli-Runyala Christianity 92.00 % 24.00 % -
Batooro 1,044,000 1,044,000 Tooro Christianity 94.00 % 27.00 % -
Batutsi, Tutsi 444,000 3,745,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 35.00 % -
 British 4,300 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Bwisi 125,000 178,000 Talinga-Bwisi Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Chinese, general 18,000 15,621,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 % -
 Cuban 9,600 9,132,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf 442,000 46,968,000 Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 84.74 % -
 French 1,500 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ganda, Baganda 8,148,000 8,269,000 Ganda Christianity 67.00 % 42.00 % -
Goanese 49,000 645,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Gujarati, Ugandan 450,000 2,409,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Gungu 104,000 104,000 Gungu Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 % -
Haya 103,000 2,311,000 Haya Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 % -
Hima 3,728,000 3,754,000 Nyankore Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 % -
 Hindi, Ugandan 5,600 1,557,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Hutu, Rundi 284,000 11,054,000 Rundi Christianity 95.00 % 29.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 1,086,000 11,868,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 29.00 % -
 Iteso 2,902,000 3,335,000 Teso Christianity 98.00 % 15.00 % -
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 225,000 353,000 Kakwa Christianity 69.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kalenjin, Pokot 130,000 938,000 Pokoot Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 12.00 % -
Kaliko 12,000 55,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kamba 9,800 5,004,000 Kamba Christianity 92.00 % 30.00 % -
 Karamojong, Dodoth 822,000 822,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kikuyu 103,000 10,576,000 Gikuyu Christianity 93.00 % 20.00 % -
Kongo 5,000 4,972,000 Koongo Christianity 94.00 % 35.00 % -
 Konzo, Bakonjo 1,050,000 1,375,000 Konzo Christianity 89.00 % 28.00 % -
Kuku 47,000 243,000 Kuku Christianity 70.00 % 5.00 % -
Kumam, Akokolemu 328,000 328,000 Kumam Christianity 78.00 % 24.00 % -
 Lango 2,628,000 2,628,000 Lango Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 % -
 Lendu 23,000 1,457,000 Lendu Christianity 80.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lingala 25,000 4,397,000 Lingala Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
 Lugbara, High 1,357,000 1,964,000 Lugbara Christianity 90.00 % 36.00 % -
 Luhya, Bukusu 46,000 1,875,000 Bukusu Christianity 70.00 % 45.00 % -
 Luhya, Saamia 643,000 803,000 Saamya-Gwe Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 % -
Ma'adi 362,000 464,000 Ma'di Christianity 92.00 % 21.00 % -
 Madi, Southern 91,000 91,000 Ma'di, Southern Christianity 92.00 % 25.00 % -
Mangbetu 97,000 1,795,000 Mangbetu Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 % -
 Masaba, Bamasaba 2,036,000 2,099,000 Masaaba Christianity 83.00 % 32.00 % -
Mvuba 1,200 7,500 Mvuba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 18.00 % -
Nande 24,000 2,045,000 Nande Christianity 95.00 % 34.00 % -
Ndrulo 19,000 129,000 Ndrulo Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 % -
 Nubian 36,000 56,000 Nubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nyang'i 17,000 17,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nyankore, Hororo 393,000 413,000 Nyankore Christianity 97.00 % 23.00 % -
Okebu 67,000 290,000 Ndo Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Olubogo, Lulba 2,400 22,000 Olu'bo Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Padhola, Dama 595,000 595,000 Adhola Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
 Plains Bira 2,000 261,000 Bira Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 % -
 Pygmy, Batwa 4,200 397,000 Kinyarwanda Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Sebei 338,000 338,000 Kupsapiiny Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
 Soga, Basoga 3,663,000 3,668,000 Soga Christianity 84.00 % 43.00 % -
 Swahili 4,900 1,791,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Tepeth 29,000 29,000 Ng'akarimojong Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Teuso 20,000 22,000 Ik Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Thur 116,000 116,000 Thur Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 % -
 Toposa 54,000 269,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
  Totals:  68 44,167,000         5 83.53 % 33.80 % 24 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 103,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 44,270,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Central 12,039,000
Eastern 11,314,000
Northern 8,983,000
Western 11,048,000
Provinces:  4 43,384,000
UN Country Population 44,270,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 284,199,000 643.5 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.4 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 758,319,000 1,716.9 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 204,211,000 462.4 % 93.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,627,000 257.3 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.7 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
44,167,000
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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 1 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 68 5   21 41 45 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 68
Unreached People Groups 5  (7.4%)
Population 44,167,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Population in Unreached 1,106,000  (2.5%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 83.5%
Percent Evangelical 33.8%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 24
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 11,925,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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