Bakonjo, Konzo in Uganda


Population
1,043,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The lives of these people center around subsistence farming in steep mountainous terrain and lush green valleys. The people are short and stout, very fit from their way of life. It is nothing to see a 10 year old child carrying 20 liters of water hundreds of meters up the mountains. They are peaceful, friendly and welcoming, happy to share the little they have with anyone in need.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Witchcraft seems to play a role with the less educated.


What Are Their Needs?

I think the main things they require are quality education and freedom from corruption.
With those two things change would be a natural progression. Sadly greed and corruption sees very little help come their way. On May 1, 2013 the Nyamwanba River flooded, destroying many homes and lives at Kilembe. It was weeks before any government assistance. A truckload of flour, mattresses, blankets and other supplies sent to help was sadly stolen by those in positions of power.


Profile Source:   Steven & Najjoba Kennewell  

People Name General Konzo
People Name in Country Bakonjo, Konzo
Population in Uganda 1,043,000
World Population 1,345,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Konjo
People ID 12779
ROP3 Code 105186
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest, Ruwenzori mountains, Kasese, Kabarole and Bundibugyo districts; Olhughendera dialect: Bundibugyo district.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest, Ruwenzori mountains, Kasese, Kabarole and Bundibugyo districts; Olhughendera dialect: Bundibugyo district..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Konzo (1,043,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: koo   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Konzo (1,043,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: koo   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Konzo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1914)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 28.00 %)
89.00 %
Ethnic Religions
11.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
15.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source: Steven & Najjoba Kennewell  
Profile Source: Steven & Najjoba Kennewell  
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