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.
* Scripture Prayers for the Soga in Tanzania.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
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|People Name General||Soga, Basoga|
|People Name in Country||Soga|
|Population this Country||5,400|
|Population all Countries||3,790,000|
|Progress Scale||5 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
Primary Language: Soga
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1999)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
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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|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Soga|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Religion Subdivision:||Roman Catholic|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 11.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|