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.
They have lived in Uganda for several centuries, when they migrated from Ethiopia.
The British couldn't control them because of their violent state, leaving them uncivilized.
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 communial. 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.
They hold traditional beliefs. They believe in a god named Akuj and in mysterious powers, spiritual beings and divinations.
* Scripture Prayers for the Karamojong, Dodoth in Uganda.
|Profile Source: Osire John Francis|
|People Name General||Karamojong|
|People Name in Country||Karamojong, Dodoth|
|Population this Country||875,000|
|Population all Countries||875,000|
|Progress Scale||2 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Dodoth; Jie; Jiye|
|Region||Africa, East and Southern|
|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|
|Primary Language||Ng'akarimojong (875,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||kdj Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Ng'akarimojong
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1974-2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Ng'akarimojong|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Text / Printed Matter||World Missionary Press Booklets|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 2.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|