Banyole in Uganda

The Banyole have only been reported in Uganda
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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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.

There is some belief in witchcraft, though it has declined substantially. They many clans and every clan has a leader called omutuusa who on many occasions he puts on skins for recognition.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Banyole in Uganda.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Banyole
People Name in Country Banyole
Alternate Names Abanyole
Population this Country 761,000
Population all Countries 761,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14101
ROP3 Code 107565
ROP25 Code 306251
ROP25 Name Nyole
Country Uganda
Region Africa, East and Southern
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 Africa, East and Southern
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 Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Nyole (761,000 speakers)
Language Code nuj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Nyole (761,000 speakers)
Language Code nuj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Nyole
Photo Source Doug Wicks 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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