Aringa in Uganda

Joshua Project has identified the Aringa only in Uganda
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Introduction / History

Slave trade was practiced in Yumbe from around 1822 to 1919. In 1919, the Belgian government signed a treaty with the British government to abolish the trade. Idi Amin was from neighboring Koboko and became Uganda's president in the year 1971 and ruled up to 1979. He had a strong influence in Yumbe District.
There was no LRA in Yumbe but several rebel activities were led by others. For example, the West Nile Band front rebel group was led by Juma Aurish, UNRF I AND II were led by Brigadier Moses Ali and Major General Ali Bamuze, respectively. Effects of rebel activities in Yumbe were a reduction of manpower, destruction of property (including buildings, health centers, schools, etc.), displacement of people from their homes, poverty and hunger, religious conflicts (such as the wounding and killing of missionaries in 2001 and 2004). There is now peace, more cooperation and development.

Where Are they Located?

They are primarily located in Yumbe District which is in West Nile (Northwestern) Uganda. Yumbe District's northern border is with South Sudan. The Aringa are also scattered throughout the West Nile and, to a smaller degree, in the rest of Uganda with small numbers doing business in neighboring South Sudan.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are traditionally hunters and cultivators and they keep small scale livestock, mainly for home use. A growing number are becoming businessmen. They typically have large families and are hard workers.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The Aringa are primarily Muslim with a very small number of Christians. The Muslims response to evangelism is mixed. Some of them feel good and would like to become Christians but fear persecution from other Muslims. Others feel bad when they see Christians doing evangelism, they can chase them away from their homes, insult them, pay no attention to the message etc. Others pretend to have accepted the message for other personal gain such as money.

Prayer Points

Pray for growth of the church in depth and numbers.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Aringa
People Name in Country Aringa
Population in Uganda 512,000
World Population 512,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names Lugbara, Low
People ID 19162
ROP3 Code 115467
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yumbe district: north of Lugbara, west of Ma’di.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Uganda
Region East and Southern Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Yumbe district: north of Lugbara, west of Ma’di..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Aringa (512,000 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: luc   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Aringa (512,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: luc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Aringa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2003-2008)
New Testament Yes   (2014)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Gospel Go
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Aringa
Text / Printed Matter Online New Testament (FCBH)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
1.90 %
Ethnic Religions
10.00 %
0.00 %
88.10 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
51.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
49.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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