Country: Uganda

Number of People Groups

67

People Groups Unreached

5 (7.5%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

44,234,000

Population in Unreached

1,119,000 (2.5%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

83.5%

% Evangelical

34.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Acholi, Shuli 1,871,000 1,938,000 Acholi Christianity 97.00 % 41.00 % -
 Alur, Lur 1,229,000 2,383,000 Alur Christianity 96.00 % 30.00 % -
Amba 53,000 59,000 Amba Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 11.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 15,000 11,790,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Aringa 618,000 618,000 Aringa Islam 1.90 % 1.50 % 12 
 Bagwere 775,000 775,000 Gwere Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 % -
 Bakenyi 125,000 125,000 Kenye Christianity 85.00 % 24.00 % -
 Bakiga 2,973,000 2,973,000 Chiga Christianity 98.00 % 47.00 % -
 Banyole 683,000 683,000 Nyole Christianity 75.00 % 15.00 % -
 Banyoro, Nyoro 1,209,000 1,209,000 Nyoro Christianity 93.00 % 31.00 % -
 Bari 120,000 733,000 Bari Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 % -
 Baruli 237,000 237,000 Ruruuli-Runyala Christianity 92.00 % 24.00 % -
Batooro 1,055,000 1,055,000 Tooro Christianity 94.00 % 27.00 % -
Batutsi, Tutsi 449,000 3,675,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 35.00 % -
 British 4,400 52,418,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 % -
Bwisi 126,000 177,000 Talinga-Bwisi Christianity 85.00 % 12.00 % -
 Chinese, general 18,000 12,984,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 % -
 Cuban 9,700 9,276,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 % -
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 85.00 % 0.01 % -
 French 1,500 50,070,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Ganda, Baganda 8,320,000 8,439,000 Ganda Christianity 67.00 % 42.00 % -
Goanese 49,000 652,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 % -
 Gujarati, Ugandan 455,000 2,357,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gungu 105,000 105,000 Gungu Christianity 85.00 % 7.00 % -
Haya 104,000 2,371,000 Haya Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 % -
Hima 3,770,000 3,797,000 Nyankore Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 % -
 Hindi, Ugandan 5,600 1,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Hutu, Rundi 287,000 10,812,000 Rundi Christianity 95.00 % 29.00 % -
 Hutu, Rwandese 1,098,000 11,873,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 29.00 % -
 Iteso 2,934,000 3,356,000 Teso Christianity 98.00 % 15.00 % -
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 227,000 375,000 Kakwa Christianity 69.00 % 12.00 % -
 Kalenjin, Pokot 131,000 920,000 Pokoot Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 12.00 % -
Kaliko 12,000 43,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Kamba 9,900 4,887,000 Kamba Christianity 92.00 % 30.00 % -
 Karamojong, Dodoth 831,000 831,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 % -
 Kikuyu 104,000 10,332,000 Gikuyu Christianity 93.00 % 20.00 % -
Kongo 5,100 4,860,000 Koongo Christianity 94.00 % 35.00 % -
 Konzo, Bakonjo 1,062,000 1,380,000 Konzo Christianity 89.00 % 28.00 % -
Kumam, Akokolemu 332,000 332,000 Kumam Christianity 78.00 % 24.00 % -
Lali 4,900 171,000 Laari Christianity 95.00 % 30.00 % -
 Lango 2,657,000 2,657,000 Lango Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 % -
 Lendu 24,000 1,426,000 Lendu Christianity 80.00 % 31.00 % -
 Lingala 25,000 4,471,000 Lingala Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
 Lugbara, High 1,372,000 1,965,000 Lugbara Christianity 90.00 % 36.00 % -
 Luhya, Bukusu 46,000 1,832,000 Bukusu Christianity 70.00 % 45.00 % -
 Luhya, Saamia 650,000 806,000 Saamia Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 % -
Ma'adi 366,000 471,000 Ma'di Christianity 92.00 % 21.00 % -
 Madi, Southern 92,000 92,000 Ma'di, Southern Christianity 92.00 % 25.00 % -
Mangbetu 98,000 1,758,000 Mangbetu Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 % -
 Masaba, Bamasaba 2,059,000 2,121,000 Masaaba Christianity 83.00 % 32.00 % -
Mvuba 1,200 7,300 Mvuba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 18.00 % -
Nande 25,000 2,001,000 Nande Christianity 95.00 % 34.00 % -
 Nubian 36,000 55,000 Nubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nyang'i 17,000 17,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 % -
 Nyankore, Hororo 398,000 418,000 Nyankore Christianity 97.00 % 23.00 % -
Okebu 67,000 285,000 Ndo Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 % -
Olubogo, Lulba 2,500 28,000 Olu'bo Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 % -
 Padhola, Dama 601,000 601,000 Adhola Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 % -
 Plains Bira 2,000 255,000 Bera Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 % -
 Pygmy, Batwa 4,300 394,000 Kinyarwanda Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Sebei 342,000 342,000 Kupsapiiny Christianity 70.00 % 30.00 % -
 Soga, Basoga 3,704,000 3,710,000 Soga Christianity 84.00 % 43.00 % -
 Swahili 5,000 1,772,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Tepeth 29,000 29,000 Soo Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 % -
 Teuso 20,000 22,000 Ik Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % -
 Thur 118,000 118,000 Thur Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 % -
 Toposa 54,000 310,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 % -
  Totals:  67 44,234,000       5   83.50 % 34.19 % 24 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 37,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 44,271,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   44,234,000 67 5 7.5 % 1,119,000 2.5 % 0
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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 New Testament
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
Bera 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 Bible Portions
Kenye lke 1 0
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
Kumam kdi 1 0 Complete Bible
Kupsapiiny kpz 1 0 New Testament
Laari ldi 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
Mangbetu mdj 1 0 Bible Portions
Masaaba myx 1 0 Complete Bible
Mvuba mxh 1 0
Nande nnb 1 0 Complete Bible
Ndo ndp 1 0 New Testament
Ng'akarimojong kdj 2 0 Complete Bible
Nubi kcn 1 1
Nyankore nyn 2 0 Complete Bible
Nyole nuj 1 0 New Testament
Nyoro nyo 1 0 Complete Bible
Olu'bo lul 1 0
Pokoot pko 1 0 Complete Bible
Rundi run 1 0 Complete Bible
Ruruuli-Runyala ruc 1 0
Saamia lsm 1 0 New Testament
Soga xog 1 0 Complete Bible
Soo teu 1 0
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
Tooro ttj 1 0 Complete Bible
Toposa toq 1 0 Bible Portions
Ugandan Sign Language ugn 1 0 Bible Portions
Totals: 63 67 5   21 42 46 57 12

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 34.2 %)
83.5 %
Ethnic Religions
5.1 %
Hinduism
0.9 %
Islam
9.8 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
36.1 %
Independent
7.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
9.7 %
Roman Catholic
45.5 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

Search the Web
There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Uganda. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Uganda
  • Christian ministry in Uganda
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches

Ministry Listing
Below is a partial list of ministries that may work in Uganda or East and Southern Africa. The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. This data is from circa 2006-2008 and is not being maintained by Joshua Project. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.

In Uganda Size
Action International Ministries Medium
Africa Inland Mission, International Medium
African Bible Colleges, Inc. Medium
African Enterprise Medium
African Leadership Small
AMG International Large
Assemblies of God World Missions Large
Baptist World Aid, Australia Small
Bright Hope International Medium
Childcare Worldwide Medium
Christ to the Nations Medium
Christian Blind Mission International Small
Christian Life Ministries Small
Church Mission Society Medium
Church of God, Anderson, Indiana Medium
Compassion International Large
Crosslinks Medium
Emmanuel International Mission Small
Engineering Ministries International Small
Evangelical Presbyterian Church Medium
Faith Comes By Hearing Medium
Fellowship International Mission Medium
Foursquare Missions International Medium
Global Outreach International Medium
Good Shepherd Ministries Small
Gospel Communications International Medium
Harvest International Medium
Hope for the Hungry Medium
HOPE International Small
I. N. Network Medium
In Touch Mission International Medium
International Christian Ministries Medium
Into All The World Small
Map International Medium
Mission Ministries Medium
Mission of Mercy Small
Mission ONE Incorporated Medium
Mission: Moving Mountains Medium
Missionary Ventures International Medium
Orthodox Presbyterian Church Medium
Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship Medium
Samaritan's Purse Large
Seed International Small
South American Missionary Society Small
TEAR Australia Medium
TEAR Fund New Zealand Small
Tear Netherlands Small
TearFund Belgium Small
TearFund Switzerland Small
TearFund UK Large
Teen Missions International Medium
The Master's Mission Medium
Things To Come Mission Medium
Touch the World Youth Ministries Small
Walk Thru the Bible Ministries Medium
World Concern Large
World Concern Medium
World Harvest Mission Medium
World Renew Medium
In East and Southern Africa Size
ABWE (Association of Baptists for World Evangelism) Large
Advancing Renewal Ministries, Inc. Medium
Anglican Frontier Missions Small
Association of Free Lutheran Congregations, World Missions Medium
Awana Clubs, International Medium
Baptist Bible Fellowship, International Medium
Baptist International Missions, Inc. (BIMI) Medium
Baptist Mid-Missions Medium
BCM International Medium
Bible League Medium
Campus Crusade for Christ, International Large
Child Evangelism Fellowship Medium
Church of God of Prophecy Medium
Church of the Nazarene World Mission Department Medium
Church World Service Medium
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Medium
EFCA International Mission Medium
EQUIP Foundation Small
Evangelical Covenant Church Medium
Every Home for Christ Medium
Final Frontiers Foundation Large
Free Methodist World Missions Medium
Friends in Action, International Small
Galcom International Small
Global Partners / Wesleyan World Missions Medium
Globe International Medium
GO International Small
Go Ye Fellowship Medium
Good News Productions Medium
Heart of God Ministries Medium
InterComm Small
Iris Ministries, Inc. Medium
Josue Yrion World Evangelism and Missions Small
Mailbox Club International Small
Middle East Media Medium
Open Bible Churches Small
Overland Missions Small
Pentecostal Church of God World Missions Small
Scripture Union Medium
Seventh-day Adventists General Conference Medium
Silent Word Ministries Small
Southern Baptist Convention - International Mission Board Large
Talking Bibles International Small
Team Expansion Medium
Tentmakers International Small
United Methodist Church Medium
United Pentecostal Church Foreign Missions Medium
United World Mission Medium
Worldwide Tentmakers, Incorporated Small
Young Life Medium
Youth with a Mission Large
Uganda Statistics
People Groups 67
Unreached People Groups 5  (7.5%)
Population 44,234,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 3.3%
Population in Unreached 1,119,000  (2.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 24
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 83.5%
Percent Evangelical 34.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 16%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code UG
Official Language(s) English
Literacy Rate 73%
Estimated Illiterate Population 11,943,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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