People-in-Country Profile

People Selector:
Print version:
Step 1 - Select a Country:   Send us your updates!
Step 2 - Select a People:  

Soga in Tanzania


Send us a photo of this people.  [1]

Soga in Tanzania map
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
5,300 Soga Christianity 86.00 % 11.00 %   

Soga in Tanzania

Profile Text
Submit Profile Text:

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.

View Soga in all countries.

Prayer Links
  Submit Update:
Country: Tanzania
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, East and Southern
10/40 Window: No
Submit Map:
Country Map:Political map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
Submit Update:
People Name in Country: Soga
People Name General: Soga, Basoga
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109374
Joshua Project People ID: 14972
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 5,300
Population all Countries: 3,668,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes
People Name General: Soga, Basoga
Ethnic Code: NAB57d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
Submit Update:
Primary Language: Soga (5,300 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xog    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
Submit Update:
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity86.00 %(Evangelical: 11.00 %)
Ethnic Religions5.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam9.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent10.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
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
Submit Update:
Bible Portions: 1896-2011
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Soga
Text / Printed MatterBible: Soga
Ministry Activity
Register Ministry Activity:
Networking: Visit for networking possibilities.
Description: Register your ministry activity among this people group. Contact the Adopt-A-People Clearinghouse and Unleashed for the Unreached to learn about others that might be focused on this people group.
Data Notes
Data Sources

Soga in Tanzania

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Bantu, Central-Lakes     Africa, East and Southern    
      Soga, Basoga Tanzania    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Soga in Tanzania          
      Religion Language  
      Christianity     Soga  
    All Religions                              

Direct link: