Nyole men planting rice. (Uganda)
The Nyole (Banyole) people live in southeast Uganda in an area of green, rolling grassland, surrounded and divided by papyrus-lined swamps. Most of them live in poverty and are farmers by trade.
Although a majority of the Banyole would call themselves Christian, their understanding of biblical truth is very limited, and they have not learned to trust God fully. The result is that they often turn to the local shaman and witchdoctors to solve their problems of hunger, poverty and sickness. This will all hopefully change as Bible translation progresses and literacy work increases.
Visit the following pages for more information:
- Support the Nyole people through prayer.
- General Country information.
Nyole online Dictionary now available
In August 2012, the Lunyole dictionary became available online.
The online dictionary comes complete with alphabetic and semantic meaning based search
facilities. The dictionary allows downloading of PDF versions of the print dictionary
and offline installers to enable stand alone dictionary use.
Link to Nyole Dictionary
Nyole translation progress
The Nyole translation project has finished translating 100% of the New Testament. Publishing will follow pre-publication checks and reviews.
Thank you for praying for the ongoing work of the translation teams in Uganda.
“Come and see what God has done for us!” the man shouted, as hundreds of people paraded through town behind a marching band and several church choirs. Over a century since they first heard about Jesus, the Nyole community of Uganda finally have the New Testament in their own language. Their celebration grew so large, even some who had decided to stay away could not resist...
There is a hunger growing among the churches in Uganda for God's Word in the mother tongue. But it's coming first from what might be considered unexpected quarters: local pastors. But who better to begin this important work than in those in a position to pass it on to others?
Music and dance are as important to the Nyole people as British football is to the British or as American football is to Americans! However, they have never been free to create songs that reflect their belief in God.When the Nyole create worship songs in their own music style a startling revelation is made.