Country: Uganda

Number of People Groups

67

People Groups Unreached

5 (7.5%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

41,578,000

Population in Unreached

1,053,000 (2.5%)

Literacy Rate

70 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

84.1%

% Evangelical

36.51%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Acholi, Shuli 1,761,000 1,829,000 Acholi Christianity 97.00 % 41.00 %
 Alur, Lur 1,156,000 2,286,000 Alur Christianity 96.00 % 30.00 %
Amba 50,000 56,000 Amba Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 11.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 14,000 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Aringa 581,000 581,000 Aringa Islam 1.90 % 1.50 %
 Bagwere 729,000 729,000 Gwere Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 %
 Bakenyi 117,000 117,000 Kenye Christianity 85.00 % 24.00 %
 Bakiga 2,816,000 2,816,000 Chiga Christianity 98.00 % 47.00 %
 Banyole 642,000 642,000 Nyole Christianity 95.00 % 35.00 %
 Banyoro, Nyoro 1,137,000 1,137,000 Nyoro Christianity 93.00 % 31.00 %
 Bari 113,000 734,000 Bari Christianity 90.00 % 28.00 %
 Baruli 223,000 223,000 Ruuli Christianity 92.00 % 24.00 %
Batooro 993,000 993,000 Tooro Christianity 94.00 % 27.00 %
Batutsi, Tutsi 423,000 3,704,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 35.00 %
 British 4,100 51,834,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.80 %
Bwisi 119,000 169,000 Talinga-Bwisi Christianity 90.00 % 23.00 %
 Chinese, general 17,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 12.00 %
Cuban 9,200 9,210,000 Spanish Christianity 57.00 % 8.80 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Ugandan Sign Language Christianity 85.00 % 0.01 %
 French 1,400 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Ganda, Baganda 7,706,000 7,820,000 Ganda Christianity 67.00 % 42.00 %
Goanese 47,000 692,000 Konkani, Goan Christianity 95.00 % 18.00 %
 Gujarati, Ugandan 428,000 2,266,000 Gujarati Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Gungu 99,000 99,000 Gungu Christianity 92.00 % 25.00 %
Haya 98,000 2,312,000 Haya Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 %
Hima 3,601,000 3,626,000 Nyankore Christianity 98.00 % 46.00 %
 Hindi, Ugandan 5,300 1,431,000 Hindi Hinduism 0.00 % 0.00 %
Hutu, Rundi 270,000 11,351,000 Rundi Christianity 95.00 % 29.00 %
 Hutu, Rwandese 1,033,000 11,519,000 Kinyarwanda Christianity 96.00 % 29.00 %
 Kakwa, Bari Kakwa 214,000 363,000 Kakwa Christianity 69.00 % 12.00 %
 Kalenjin, Pokot 123,000 873,000 Pokoot Ethnic Religions 48.00 % 12.00 %
Kaliko 12,000 42,000 Keliko Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
 Kamba 9,300 4,764,000 Kamba Christianity 92.00 % 30.00 %
 Karamojong, Dodoth 782,000 782,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %
 Kikuyu 98,000 9,508,000 Gikuyu Christianity 93.00 % 20.00 %
Kongo 4,800 4,433,000 Koongo Christianity 94.00 % 35.00 %
 Konzo, Bakonjo 999,000 1,310,000 Konzo Christianity 89.00 % 28.00 %
Kumam, Akokolemu 312,000 312,000 Kumam Christianity 78.00 % 24.00 %
Lali 4,700 155,000 Laari Christianity 95.00 % 30.00 %
 Lango 2,500,000 2,500,000 Lango Christianity 95.00 % 42.00 %
 Lendu 22,000 1,395,000 Lendu Christianity 80.00 % 31.00 %
 Lingala 23,000 4,330,000 Lingala Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 %
 Lugbara, High 1,291,000 1,872,000 Lugbara Christianity 90.00 % 36.00 %
 Luhya, Bukusu 44,000 1,743,000 Lubukusu Christianity 70.00 % 45.00 %
 Luhya, Saamia 612,000 760,000 Saamia Christianity 95.00 % 32.00 %
Ma'adi 344,000 447,000 Ma'di Christianity 92.00 % 21.00 %
Madi, Southern 87,000 87,000 Ma'di, Southern Christianity 92.00 % 25.00 %
Mangbetu 93,000 1,718,000 Mangbetu Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 %
 Masaba, Bamasaba 1,937,000 1,996,000 Masaaba Christianity 83.00 % 32.00 %
Mvuba 1,100 7,100 Mvuba Ethnic Religions 50.00 % 18.00 %
Nande 23,000 1,957,000 Nande Christianity 95.00 % 34.00 %
 Nubian 34,000 52,000 Nubi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Nyang'i 16,000 16,000 Ng'akarimojong Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 4.00 %
 Nyankore, Hororo 374,000 394,000 Nyankore Christianity 97.00 % 23.00 %
Okebu 64,000 277,000 Ndo Christianity 75.00 % 9.00 %
Olubogo, Lulba 2,300 27,000 Olu'bo Christianity 85.00 % 14.00 %
 Padhola, Dama 566,000 566,000 Adhola Christianity 95.00 % 33.00 %
 Plains Bira 1,900 250,000 Bera Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 4.00 %
 Pygmy, Batwa 4,000 395,000 Kinyarwanda Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
Sebei 322,000 322,000 Kupsapiiny Christianity 90.00 % 30.00 %
 Soga, Basoga 3,485,000 3,490,000 Soga Christianity 84.00 % 43.00 %
 Swahili 4,700 930,000 Swahili Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
 Taposa 51,000 310,000 Toposa Christianity 90.00 % 0.30 %
 Tepeth 27,000 27,000 Soo Christianity 60.00 % 35.00 %
 Teso 2,770,000 3,172,000 Teso Christianity 98.00 % 44.00 %
 Teuso 19,000 20,000 Ik Christianity 95.00 % 34.00 %
Thur 111,000 111,000 Thur Christianity 85.00 % 22.00 %
  Totals:  67 41,578,000       5   84.07 % 36.51 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 75,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 41,653,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Acholi ach 1 0 Complete
Adhola adh 1 0 NT
Alur alz 1 0 Complete
Amba rwm 1 0 Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Aringa luc 1 1 NT
Bari bfa 1 0 Complete
Bera brf 1 0 Portions
Chiga cgg 1 0 Complete
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
English eng 1 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Ganda lug 1 0 Complete
Gikuyu kik 1 0 Complete
Gujarati guj 1 1 Complete
Gungu rub 1 0 Portions
Gwere gwr 1 0 Portions
Haya hay 1 0 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Ik ikx 1 0 Portions
Kakwa keo 1 0 Complete
Kamba kam 1 0 Complete
Keliko kbo 1 0 Portions
Kenye lke 1 0
Kinyarwanda kin 3 0 Complete
Konkani, Goan gom 1 0 Complete
Konzo koo 1 0 Portions
Koongo kng 1 0 Complete
Kumam kdi 1 0 Complete
Kupsapiiny kpz 1 0 NT
Laari ldi 1 0 NT
Lango laj 1 0 Complete
Lendu led 1 0 Complete
Lingala lin 1 0 Complete
Lubukusu bxk 1 0 Complete
Lugbara lgg 1 0 Complete
Ma'di mhi 1 0 NT
Ma'di, Southern snm 1 0
Mangbetu mdj 1 0 Portions
Masaaba myx 1 0 Complete
Mvuba mxh 1 0
Nande nnb 1 0 Complete
Ndo ndp 1 0 NT
Ng'akarimojong kdj 2 0 Complete
Nubi kcn 1 1
Nyankore nyn 2 0 Complete
Nyole nuj 1 0 NT
Nyoro nyo 1 0 Complete
Olu'bo lul 1 0
Pokoot pko 1 0 Complete
Rundi run 1 0 Complete
Ruuli ruc 1 0
Saamia lsm 1 0 NT
Soga xog 1 0 Complete
Soo teu 1 0
Spanish spa 1 0 Complete
Swahili swh 1 1 Complete
Talinga-Bwisi tlj 1 0 NT
Teso teo 1 0 Complete
Thur lth 1 0
Tooro ttj 1 0 Complete
Toposa toq 1 0 Portions
Ugandan Sign Language ugn 1 0 Portions
Totals: 63 67 5   11 40 45 57 12

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 36.5 %)
84.1 %
Ethnic Religions
4.9 %
Hinduism
0.9 %
Islam
9.4 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.2 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
34.0 %
Independent
7.5 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
9.7 %
Roman Catholic
48.4 %
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 41,578,000
Population in Unreached 1,053,000  (2.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 24 to 32
Urbanization 16%
Continent Africa
Region East and Southern Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code UG
Official National Language English
Literacy Rate 70%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,473,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 84.1%
Percent Evangelical 36.5%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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