Aringa of Uganda

Population: 581,000

Primary Language: Aringa

Primary Religion: Islam (88.10%)

Status of Gospel: Unreached; Few evangelicals (1.50%) and few who identify as Christians (1.90%)

Profile: The Aringa are primarily located in Yumbe District which is in West Nile (Northwestern) Uganda. Yumbe District’s northern border is with South Sudan. The Aringa are also scattered throughout the West Nile and, to a smaller degree, in the rest of Uganda with small numbers doing business in neighboring South Sudan.  They are traditionally hunters and cultivators and they keep small scale livestock, mainly for home use. A growing number are becoming businessmen. They typically have large families and are hard workers.

Prayer Points:

  • Pray for growth of the church in depth and numbers.