Soga, Basoga of Uganda
People Name: Soga, Basoga
Country: Uganda
Language: Soga
Population: 3,663,000
Unreached: No
People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes
Primary Religion: Christianity
% Adherents: 84.00 %
% Evangelical: 43.00 %
Progress Status: 5.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
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Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


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.

Soga, Basoga of Uganda