The Aringa area, which is now Yumbe District, suffered for22 years of civil war from 1979 to 2001. Peace was realized when UgandaNational Rescue Front (UNRF 11) signed peace with the Uganda Government. Many of the Aringa people live below the poverty line.

Visit the following pages for more information:


  1. About the Aringa people - General information about the Aringa people.
  2. Aringa Language Project - Meet the translation team.


Aringa translation progress

The Aringa translation project finished the translation of the New Testament in 2012. Pre-publication checks, typesetting and printing were completed in 2013 and the Aringa New Testament was dedicated and launched at a celebration service in June 2014.





















Praise God that the Aringa now have the New Testament in their own language!

Sep 30, 2019

"This is how we become salt and light"

Written by SIL Tanzania Communications

“What if we get in trouble with God?” a translator asked. The Aringa team was testing their draft translation of the books of Joshua and Jonah in the community. While a local head teacher in one group shared her conviction that Bible study in their own language was key to growing strong in faith, at another home a man with a troubled past spoke up to answer the translator’s question...

Mar 15, 2017

Guests amazed by Godís provision at rare wedding

Written by Barnabas Delu

“Our son recently married his beloved,” said the translator, “which is rare in this community. That itself was a great gift for our family. After paying the bride price, our resources were exhausted — but over 1,000 guests came! We know that we serve the same God who provided for the people of Israel. Now, we have seen his hand…”

Dec 4, 2009

God's Word, Delivered

Written by Andrew A.

Through a routine community check of the book of Galatians, where the translators check for naturalness and clarity of the translation, a woman who was wrestling with demonic activity was finally delivered through Paul's message...

Dec 4, 2009

Digging a whole family

Written by Andrew A.

Abdul had never realized what his family was missing until he received some story books in his own language. Through reading aloud to his family they have grown closer. This is Abdul's story...

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