• PEOPLE NAME: ACHOLI OF UGANDA

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PEID: 15068

ROP: 100042

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Acoli - (ach)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Uganda

Also found in: South Sudan

Population: 2,130,000

Global Population: 2,267,000


PEID: 15068

ROP: 100042

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Acholi of Uganda, numbering 2,130,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,267,000 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Acoli. The primary religion practiced by the Acholi is Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Churches founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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