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Teuso in Uganda


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Ik Christianity 95.00 % 12.00 % No No   

Teuso in Uganda

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Introduction / History
The Ik live in the Karamoja region in the northeastern corner of Uganda in East Africa. This people group has maintained its separate cultural identity and unique language. The primary economic activity of the Ik is farming. They mainly grow millet, maize and tobacco. But in spite of the dominant role played by agriculture in the traditional economy, hunting and gathering are also important economic activities. They also trap white ants and collect honey.

The Ik are divided into twelve exogamous patriclans. The order reflects the relative size of the clans. The men are divided in age groups. The most important social and religious event in the annual cycle is "itówé-és" (the "blessing the seeds" ceremony) that lasts three days in late December/early January and marks the beginning of the agricultural year. The second most important Ik ceremony is called "dzíber-ika mes" (the beer of the axes). Like "itówé-és", "dzíber-ika mes" is also related to farming (November or December), to bless the agricultural tools with beer. Of almost equal importance is "múnúm-és" (opening the harvest), which is celebrated around August. In the 1950s Catholic missionaries were reaching out to the Ik and baptizing. Most Ik belong to the Catholic Church but the priest visits the Ik only once a year. The Ik do not have the Bible in their language and do not have much knowledge of the Bible.

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Country: Uganda
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kaabong district: Dodoth county, Kamion subcounty.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Teuso
People Name General: Teuso
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109982
Joshua Project People ID: 15453
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 22,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Khoisan
People Name General: Teuso
Ethnic Code: BYG11b
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Primary Language: Ik (20,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ikx    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Anglican
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity95.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
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 Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 2014
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Teuso in Uganda

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      Teuso Uganda    
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