Soga in Tanzania


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Soga, Basoga
People Name in Country Soga
Alternate Names Tenga
Population this Country 6,300
Population all Countries 3,947,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14972
ROP3 Code 109374
ROP25 Code 307607
ROP25 Name Soga
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Tanzania
Region Africa, East and Southern
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Religion: Christianity
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 %
Primary Language Soga (6,300 speakers)
Language Code xog   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Soga (6,300 speakers)
Language Code xog   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Soga
Photo Source Faisal Kirunda Nkutu 
Map Source Anonymous  
Profile Source Anonymous 
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