Karamojong, Dodoth in Uganda

The Karamojong, Dodoth have only been reported in Uganda
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Introduction / History

The Dodoth is a tribe among the Karimojong ethnic group. They are located in northeast Uganda, bordering Kenya in the east and South Sudan in the south. They are fierce warriors.


Where Are they Located?

They have lived in Uganda for several centuries, when they migrated from Ethiopia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

They consider cattle as royalty and all men's success and position is measured by livestock. Men who don't have much livestock engage in violent cattle raids among neighbors. The acquisition of modern firearms has worsened the raids. There are many widows due to death in raids.

There social status is communal. They stay in manyatas, or well-fenced huts made of wood. The manyata has several hundreds of inhabitants.

Men normally move around looking for pasture and water, leaving women in manyatas.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They hold traditional beliefs. They believe in a god named Akuj and in mysterious powers, spiritual beings and divinations.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Karamojong, Dodoth in Uganda.


Profile Source:   Osire John Francis  

People Name General Karamojong
People Name in Country Karamojong, Dodoth
Alternate Names Dodoth; Jie; Jiye
Population this Country 927,000
Population all Countries 927,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12528
ROP3 Code 104643
ROP25 Code 303714
ROP25 Name Karamojong
Country Uganda
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Moroto, Napak, Kaabong, Nakapiripirit, Kotido, Kitgum, Abim, Kapchorwa, and Sironko districts.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Uganda
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Moroto, Napak, Kaabong, Nakapiripirit, Kotido, Kitgum, Abim, Kapchorwa, and Sironko districts..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Ng'akarimojong (927,000 speakers)
Language Code kdj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Ng'akarimojong (927,000 speakers)
Language Code kdj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Ng'akarimojong
Photo Source Rod Waddington - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Osire John Francis 
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