• PEOPLE NAME: GWERE OF UGANDA

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PEID: 15084

ROP: 103612

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Bantu, Central-Lakes

Language: Gwere - (gwr)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Neo-Pentecostalism

Country: Uganda

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Population: 791,000

Global Population: 791,000


PEID: 15084

ROP: 103612

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Gwere of Uganda, numbering 791,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Bantu, Central-Lakes people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Uganda. Their primary language is Gwere. The primary religion practiced by the Gwere is Neo-Pentecostalism, a movement characterized by manifestations in non-Pentecostal churches of what have been traditionally categorized as Pentecostal experiences, frequently combined with prosperity gospel theology.


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