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Avatime, Sideme in Ghana



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
35,000 Avatime Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % Not available   

Avatime, Sideme in Ghana

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Introduction / History
The Kedeane people (called Avatime by outsiders) are a hard working group who take great pride in their houses and gardens. Their neat gardens are enclosed by bamboo fences and their houses are rectangular in shape, built from clay bricks and covered with zinc roofs. The area is hilly and the towns are surrounded by luscious rain-forests. Vegetation is abundant and annual rainfall high.

Despite the abundant greenness of the area, farming is not easy, especially in Amedzofe, where the soil is subject to erosion and the fields may be located at a great distance from town. The people grow a variety of crops and are always ready to experiment with new cultures. The main crops include cassava, yams, beans, cocoyams, rice and plantains. Tea, coffee and cocoa are also being cultivated. The gardens yield various fruits and vegetables, such as ocra, tomatoes, avocados, bananas, papaya, palm nut and green leaves, which all contribute to a varied and healthy diet.

Amedzofe developed at the foot of Mt. Gemi (800m), a bald hill crowned by the metal cross, which was erected in 1939 in commemoration of the 50th jubilee of the Bremen Mission's involvement in the area. Amedzofe and the other eight Kedeane towns can look back on more than a century of missionary involvement. The labor of pioneer missionaries with the ready collaboration of the local population has yielded various educational institutions and a clinic, both of which the town is known for in the whole region and even internationally. Amedzofe and the Kedeane area have a rich cultural life in which Christian as well as traditional factors take their place.

In the 14th century, the Kedeane people lived in an area in today's Benin and later became part of the Ahanta ethnic group in today's Ghana, only to migrate back west again, to ultimately settle in their present location in the Volta Region. During these various migrations they shifted their subsistence from hunting to fishing and ultimately to agriculture.

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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Volta region: center at Amedzofe.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Avatime, Sideme
People Name General: Avatime
Alternate People Names:
SiaSideme
ROP3 Code: 100634
Joshua Project People ID: 10496
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 35,000
Population all Countries: 35,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Avatime
Ethnic Code: NAB59b
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Language
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Primary Language: Avatime (35,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): avn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity90.00 %(Evangelical: 21.00 %)
Ethnic Religions10.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
2017Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Text / Printed MatterThe Seed Company Translation Project
 
 
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Avatime, Sideme in Ghana

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