• PEOPLE NAME: KAKWA OF UGANDA

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PEID: 15089

ROP: 104446

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Nilotic

Language: Kakwa - (keo)

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Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Uganda

Also found in: Congo (Kinshasa); South Sudan

Population: 235,000

Global Population: 389,000


PEID: 15089

ROP: 104446

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Kakwa of Uganda, numbering 235,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Nilotic people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 389,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Kakwa. The primary religion practiced by the Kakwa 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 Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.


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