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Aringa in Uganda


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
631,000 Aringa Islam 1.90 % 1.50 %   

Aringa 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.

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Country: Uganda
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Yumbe district: north of Lugbara, west of Ma’di.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Aringa
People Name General: Aringa
Alternate People Names:
Lugbara, Low
ROP3 Code: 115467
Joshua Project People ID: 19162
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 631,000
Population all Countries: 631,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Sudanic
People Name General: Aringa
Ethnic Code: NAB66g
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Aringa (631,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): luc    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity1.90 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam88.10 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican51.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic49.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
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: 2003-2008
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 Aringa
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Aringa in Uganda

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People Cluster
    Sudanic     Africa, East and Southern    
      Aringa Uganda    
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