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Konkomba in Togo


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
99,000 Konkomba Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 4.50 %   

Konkomba in Togo

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Introduction / History
The Konkomba homeland is on the northeast border area around Guerin, Yendi district and into Togo. The homeland area covers about 6,300 square kilometers of the plain of the Oti River, which is a large area of Savannah. They are farmers and many Konkomba are migrant farmers who have spread out into other areas of Ghana. The Konkomba are said to have originated from the Yendi area, but were driven north and south to their present locations by the Dagomba. The Dagomba had horses and were stronger so this was easily accomplished. This is said to have happened between the early 1400s and early 1500s.

Christianity was first introduced to the Konkomba by the Assemblies of God in about 1931. The Catholics came in 1960 and since then other churches have been planted in the area. Islam appears to have no attraction for the Konkomba, primarily it is thought as it is identified with their traditional enemies, the Dagomba. The Konkomba are friendly towards Christianity but the church has made little impact outside the area of Saboba. The early census showed that of the 378 districts over 300 have no Christian witness.

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Country: Togo
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kara region: Dankpen prefecture, north of Kabou, Ghana border, Guérin-Kouka, Nawaré, and Kidjaloum; Savanes region: south Oti prefecture.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Konkomba
People Name General: Konkomba
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101435
Joshua Project People ID: 10842
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 99,000
Population all Countries: 1,039,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Konkomba
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Konkomba (99,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xon    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 4.50 %)
Ethnic Religions45.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam40.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
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Bible Portions: 1969
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1998-2009
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 - Likpakpaaln(FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Konkomba
Text / Printed MatterBible: Konkomba Bible
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Konkomba in Togo

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People Cluster
    Gur     West and Central Africa    
      Konkomba Togo    
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