Soga in Tanzania


Population
4,500
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Balamogi and Basiki live in Eastern Uganda, south of Lake Kyoga. They are clans of the second largest people group in Uganda, the Basoga, and speak the Lusoga language varieties of Lulamogi and Lusiki.

The Balamogi and Basiki are predominantly subsistence farmers growing millet, maize, sweet potatoes, rice and cassava. Cash crops include rice, cotton, watermelon, groundnuts and coffee. The Basiki and Balamogi also rear animals such as cattle, goats and chickens on a small scale.

The Roman Catholic and Anglican churches are predominate in the Balamogi and Basiki areas. There are also many Pentecostal churches and a few Baptist and Seventh Day Adventist churches. The Balamogi and Basiki have been evangelized with the Gospel but their response has mainly been nominal. Many profess to be Christians but in practice continue to mix traditional religions and do not have a meaningful relationship with Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Soga, Basoga
People Name in Country Soga
Population in Tanzania 4,500
World Population 3,531,500
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tenga
People ID 14972
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Tanzania
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank 36  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Language: Soga (4,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: xog   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Soga (4,500 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: xog   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Soga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1896-2011)
New Testament Yes   (1999)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Soga
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
86.00 %
Ethnic Religions
5.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
9.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source: Faisal Kirunda Nkutu  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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