Banyole in Uganda

Joshua Project has identified the Banyole only in Uganda
Population
642,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Banyole are among the minor Bantu tribes in Uganda. They speak Lunyole. They are also called 'Abalya Lwooba' which means mushrooms eaters because they love eating mushrooms.


Where Are they Located?

The Banyole are found in the eastern district of Butaleja, their neighbors being the Jopadhola, Bagisu, Bagwere and Basoga in south, east, north and west respectively.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Their lives are surrounded by carrying out subsistence agriculture, originally they would grow finger millet but these days they have turned to rice growing which serves as a nontraditional cash crop. The Banyole are mostly polygamous people.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Banyole are largely Christian, with Islam being the other major religion. There is also a small percentage of traditionalists. Understanding of Scripture is limited due to a low literacy rate and a weak understanding of the languages in which Scripture is published (Luganda and English). This shallow understanding of Scripture allows the people who have been converted to Christianity to become vulnerable to backsliding - falling back on traditional religious practices, among other reasons, with some of them even being drawn to Islam. The need for missionaries is for assistance in translating and in further understanding of Scripture, as well as deepening the local pastors' and leaders' understanding of Scripture through training and discipleship.

They believe a lot in witchcraft though it has declined due to big literacy levels, they many clans and every clan has a leader called omutuusa who on many occasions he puts on skins for recognition.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Banyole
People Name in Country Banyole
Population in Uganda 642,000
World Population 642,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 14101
ROP3 Code 107565
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Butaleja, Budaka, Mbale, Tororo, Bugiri, Namutumba, and Pallisa districts.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Butaleja, Budaka, Mbale, Tororo, Bugiri, Namutumba, and Pallisa districts..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Nyole (642,000 speakers)
Language Code nuj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyole
Primary Language Nyole (642,000 speakers)
Language Code nuj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyole

Primary Language:  Nyole

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (2006-2009)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2016)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Nyole
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Anglican
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 35.00 %)
95.00 %
Ethnic Religions
3.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
2.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
65.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source Doug Wicks 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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