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Iteso in Uganda


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,998,000 Teso Christianity 98.00 % 15.00 %   

Iteso in Uganda

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Introduction / History
The Iteso comprise the second-largest ethnic group in Uganda at 4,000,000 speakers by 2000 and a significant portion of the non-Bantu-speaking minority in Kenya's Western Province. The Iteso of Uganda have not been well described, but significant studies exist of the political and economic dimensions of colonial rule in their territory. For the Iteso of Kenya, there are substantial studies of social organization, social change, and ritual processes. The Iteso have an undeserved reputation in Kenya for cultural conservatism, whereas in Uganda they have been described as being among the most economically adaptable of people. In common with many of the peoples of the Kenya-Uganda border region, they have a history of extensive multi-ethnic contact and have come to share many customs with neighboring peoples, although not at the expense of their identity or cultural distinctiveness. 1979, it was estimated that there were 150,000 Iteso in Kenya. Current statistics put it at approximately 400,000. Teso is the largest of all the nilotics groups in the region though they are politically not active due to the

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Country: Uganda
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Amuria, Bukedea, Butaleja, Kaberamaido, Katakwi, Kamuli, Kumi, Pallisa, Ngora, Serere, and Sironko, Soroti, and Tororo districts; Lake Bisina, area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Iteso
People Name General: Iteso
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109975
Joshua Project People ID: 15448
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,998,000
Population all Countries: 3,440,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Nilotic
People Name General: Iteso
Ethnic Code: NAB62q
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Teso (2,998,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): teo    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Anglican
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity98.00 %(Evangelical: 15.00 %)
Ethnic Religions2.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican55.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
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Bible Portions: 1910-1992
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1961-2007
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Teso
Film / VideoThe Hope Video
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bible 1961
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Iteso in Uganda

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Nilotic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Iteso Uganda    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Iteso in Uganda          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Teso  
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