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Ghana – People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Adan, Adangbe6,800Y23.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityAdangbe   
Adele20,000Y6.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsAdeleP
Adele
M
Adele of Ghana
T
Ahanta219,000Y23.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAhantaP
Ahanta
  
Akan4,574,000Y43.68 %70.00 %5 ChristianityAkanP
Akan
  
Akan-Ahafo102,000Y20.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityAkan   
Akan-Akwamu65,000Y21.00 %88.00 %5 ChristianityAkan   
Akan-Akwapem746,000Y22.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityAkan   
Akan-Akyem978,000Y21.00 %91.00 %5 ChristianityAkan   
Akan-Asen169,000Y21.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityAkan   
Akan-Dankyira148,000Y18.00 %70.00 %5 ChristianityAkan   
Akan-Fante3,264,000Y33.70 %62.00 %5 ChristianityAkanP
Akan-Fante
  
Akan-Kwawu528,000Y20.00 %85.00 %5 ChristianityAkanP
Akan-Kwawu
M
Akan-Kwawu of Ghana
T
Akpafu, Lolobi86,000Y21.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySiwu   
Akposso12,000Y16.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityIkposoP
Akposso
  
Akyode16,000Y0.40 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsGikyodeP
Akyode
M
Akyode of Ghana
T
Anufo, Chokossi109,000Y2.00 %5.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsAnufoP
Anufo, Chokossi
 T
Anum-Boso21,000Y21.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityGua   
Anyi79,000Y20.00 %73.00 %5 ChristianityAnyinP
Anyi
  
Anyimere1,100Y21.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityAnimere   
Arab3,0000.50 %5.00 %1 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab
 T
Avatime, Sideme30,000Y21.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAvatime M
Avatime, Sideme of Ghana
T
Banda, Nafana94,000Y5.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNafaanraP
Banda, Nafana
M
Banda, Nafana of Ghana
 
Bassar, Ntcham201,000Y10.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNtchamP
Bassar, Ntcham
  
Bimoba, Moba238,000Y6.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBimobaP
Bimoba, Moba
M
Bimoba, Moba of Ghana
T
Birifor, Southern193,000Y9.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBirifor, SouthernP
Birifor, Southern
M
Birifor, Southern of Ghana
T
Bissa256,000Y14.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBisaP
Bissa
 T
Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang42,000Y11.00 %21.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKulango, BondoukouP
Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang
  
Bowili, Tuwuli18,000Y20.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityTuwuliP
Bowili, Tuwuli
M
Bowili, Tuwuli of Ghana
T
British8,4008.00 %60.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
British
  
Brong1,405,000Y24.96 %48.00 %5 IslamAbronP
Brong
  
Buem75,000Y24.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityLelemiP
Buem
M
Buem of Ghana
T
Builsa, Buli200,000Y4.00 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBuliP
Builsa, Buli
M
Builsa, Buli of Ghana
T
Chakali9,200Y1.50 %3.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsChakali M
Chakali of Ghana
T
Chala4,600Y1.00 %5.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsChala   
Cherepon157,000Y22.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityCherepon   
Chinese, general11,0003.00 %7.00 %4 Non-ReligiousChinese, MandarinP
Chinese, general
  
Dagaaba, Southern1,100,000Y22.46 %75.00 %5 ChristianityDagaare, SouthernP
Dagaaba, Southern
 T
Dagomba1,319,000Y8.74 %22.00 %4 IslamDagbaniP
Dagomba
M
Dagomba of Ghana
T
Dangme1,216,000Y37.44 %93.00 %5 ChristianityDangme   
Deaf228,000Y63.40 %3 ChristianityGhanaian Sign LanguageP
Deaf
 T
Deg, Mo51,000Y14.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsDegP
Deg, Mo
 T
Dompo1,500Y5.00 %19.00 %4 IslamDompo   
Efutu, Awutu154,000Y22.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityAwutu   
Ewe3,978,000Y46.18 %93.00 %5 ChristianityEweP
Ewe
  
Fon15,0003.00 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsFonP
Fon
  
Foodo1,1000.01 %0.02 %1 IslamFoodoP
Foodo
  
French12,0001.00 %61.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Maasina4,8000.04 %0.10 %1 IslamFulfulde, MaasinaP
Fulani, Maasina
 T
Ga, Amina888,000Y23.00 %92.00 %5 ChristianityGaP
Ga, Amina
  
German4,6002.10 %64.00 %4 ChristianityGerman, StandardP
German
  
Gonja, Ngbanyito369,000Y0.50 %4.00 %1 IslamGonjaP
Gonja, Ngbanyito
M
Gonja, Ngbanyito of Ghana
T
Gur, Farefare521,000Y14.00 %37.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsFarefareP
Gur, Farefare
 T
Hanga10,000Y5.00 %27.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsHangaP
Hanga
M
Hanga of Ghana
T
Hausa290,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
M
Hausa of Ghana
T
Ibibio62,00022.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityIbibioP
Ibibio
  
Ife39,00022.00 %39.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsIfe   
Igbo64,00024.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityIgboP
Igbo
  
Jula, Dyula31,0000.70 %1.00 %1 IslamJulaP
Jula, Dyula
M
Jula, Dyula of Ghana
T
Jwira-Pepesa28,000Y19.00 %64.00 %5 ChristianityJwira-Pepesa M
Jwira-Pepesa of Ghana
 
Kabiye46,0004.00 %17.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKabiyeP
Kabiye
M
Kabiye of Ghana
 
Kalabari, Ijo46,00021.00 %97.00 %5 ChristianityKalabari   
Kamara7,700Y1.50 %6.00 %2 IslamKamaraP
Kamara
  
Kantosi3,500Y0.20 %1.00 %1 IslamKantosiP
Kantosi
  
Kasem178,000Y4.00 %19.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKasemP
Kasem
M
Kasem of Ghana
T
Koma, Konni5,900Y3.00 %16.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKonni  T
Konkomba990,000Y8.00 %33.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKonkombaP
Konkomba
 T
Kotokoli, Tem160,000Y0.10 %0.50 %1 IslamTemP
Kotokoli, Tem
M
Kotokoli, Tem of Ghana
T
Krache87,000Y15.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityKrache   
Kru30,00022.00 %95.00 %5 ChristianityKlao   
Kulango, Bouna32,0007.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKulango, BounaP
Kulango, Bouna
  
Kusaal633,000Y12.00 %61.00 %5 ChristianityKusaalP
Kusaal
 T
Lama3,1007.00 %17.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLama   
Larteh, Gua113,000Y2.00 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsLartehP
Larteh, Gua
  
Ligbi23,000Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamLigbiP
Ligbi
M
Ligbi of Ghana
T
Lobi9,3002.00 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsLobiP
Lobi
M
Lobi of Ghana
T
Logba12,000Y12.00 %30.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsLogba M
Logba of Ghana
T
Mamprusi, Manpelle377,000Y0.20 %0.50 %1 Ethnic ReligionsMampruliP
Mamprusi, Manpelle
M
Mamprusi, Manpelle of Ghana
T
Mandingo, Mandinka5,7000.50 %2.00 %1 IslamMandinkaP
Mandingo, Mandinka
M
Mandingo, Mandinka of Ghana
 
Mossi484,00010.00 %26.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMooreP
Mossi
  
Namnam59,000Y3.00 %15.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsFarefare  T
Nankansi205,000Y3.00 %11.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsFarefare   
Nanumba72,000Y0.10 %0.20 %1 IslamDagbaniP
Nanumba
M
Nanumba of Ghana
T
Nawdm7,7002.00 %30.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsNawdm M
Nawdm of Ghana
T
Nawuri22,000Y3.00 %35.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNawuriP
Nawuri
M
Nawuri of Ghana
T
Nchumbulu2,800Y12.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityNchumbulu   
Nchumburu, Kyombaron100,000Y3.00 %45.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsChumburung M
Nchumburu, Kyombaron of Ghana
T
Nchumunu, Dwang13,000Y11.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityDwang   
Nkami9,100Y11.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityNkami   
Nkonya24,000Y15.00 %60.00 %5 ChristianityNkonyaP
Nkonya
M
Nkonya of Ghana
T
Ntrubo17,000Y18.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianityDelo M
Ntrubo of Ghana
T
Nyangbo, Tutrugbu9,900Y13.00 %34.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsNyangbo M
Nyangbo, Tutrugbu of Ghana
T
Nzema, Appolo356,000Y18.00 %98.00 %5 ChristianityNzema  T
Prang, Kplang2,500Y19.00 %65.00 %5 ChristianityKplang   
Safaliba, Safazo9,100Y7.50 %10.00 %4 IslamSafalibaP
Safaliba, Safazo
M
Safaliba, Safazo of Ghana
T
Santrokofi, Sele17,000Y17.00 %90.00 %5 ChristianitySelee M
Santrokofi, Sele of Ghana
T
Sefwi385,000Y19.00 %78.00 %5 ChristianitySehwiP
Sefwi
  
Sekpele36,000Y22.00 %93.00 %5 ChristianitySekpeleP
Sekpele
  
Sisaala, Pasaale55,000Y1.50 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsPaasaal  T
Sisaala, Tumulung162,000Y5.00 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSisaala, TumulungP
Sisaala, Tumulung
M
Sisaala, Tumulung of Ghana
T
Sisaala, Western46,000Y1.00 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSisaala, WesternP
Sisaala, Western
  
Songhai-Koyraboro9,4000.30 %2.00 %1 IslamSonghay, Koyraboro SenniP
Songhai-Koyraboro
 T
South Asian, general12,0000.10 %1.00 %1 HinduismHindiP
South Asian, general
 T
Tafi, Tegbo6,800Y13.00 %20.00 %5 IslamTafiP
Tafi, Tegbo
M
Tafi, Tegbo of Ghana
T
Tamprusi, Tampele25,000Y7.00 %23.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTampulma  T
Vagla17,000Y12.00 %40.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsVaglaP
Vagla
 T
Wala101,000Y1.50 %3.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsWaliP
Wala
M
Wala of Ghana
T
Wasa325,000Y17.00 %75.00 %5 ChristianityWasa   
Yeji3,100Y2.00 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsChumburungP
Yeji
  
Yoruba484,00012.00 %29.00 %5 IslamYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Zarma9,1000.10 %0.50 %1 IslamZarmaP
Zarma
M
Zarma of Ghana
T
Total People Groups:   110 30,325,000 85     19      70 38 53
Unclassified / Other Individuals 93,000  
UN Country Population (2019) 30,418,000  
Data Notes
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Ghana – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 19 17.3 % 1,594,000 5.3 %
  2 - Minimally reached 8 7.3 % 258,000 0.9 %
  3 - Superficially reached 2 1.8 % 240,000 0.8 %
  4 - Partially reached 27 24.5 % 4,637,000 15.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 54 49.1 % 23,596,000 77.8 %
Totals 110   30,325,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Ghana – Languages
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Abronabr10Trans Started
Adangbeadq10Trans Needed
Adeleade10NT
Ahantaaha10NT
Akanaka90Complete
Animereanf10Unspecified
Anufocko11NT
Anyinany10NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc11Portions
Avatimeavn10NT
Awutuafu10Trans Needed
Bimobabim10Complete
Birifor, Southernbiv10NT
Bisabib10NT
Bulibwu10NT
Chakalicli11Trans Started
Chalacll11Trans Started
Chereponcpn10Trans Needed
Chinese, Mandarincmn10Complete
Chumburungncu20Complete
Dagaare, Southerndga10NT
Dagbanidag21Complete
Dangmeada10Complete
Degmzw10Complete
Delontr10NT
Dompodoy10Unspecified
Dwangnnu10Trans Started
Englisheng10Complete
Eweewe10Complete
Farefaregur30Complete
Fonfon10Complete
Foodofod11Portions
Frenchfra10Complete
Fulfulde, Maasinaffm11NT
Gagaa10Complete
German, Standarddeu10Complete
Ghanaian Sign Languagegse10Portions
Gikyodeacd10NT
Gonjagjn11Complete
Guagwx10Trans Needed
Hangahag10NT
Hausahau11Complete
Hindihin11Complete
Ibibioibb10Portions
Ifeife10NT
Igboibo10Complete
Ikposokpo10NT
Juladyu11Complete
Jwira-Pepesajwi10Trans Needed
Kabiyekbp10Complete
Kalabariijn10Complete
Kamarajmr10Trans Needed
Kantosixkt11Trans Needed
Kasemxsm10Complete
Klaoklu10Complete
Konkombaxon10Complete
Konnikma10NT
Kplangkph10Trans Needed
Krachekye10Portions
Kulango, Bondoukoukzc10NT
Kulango, Bounanku10Trans Started
Kusaalkus10Complete
Lamalas10NT
Lartehlar10Trans Needed
Lelemilef10Complete
Ligbilig11Trans Needed
Lobilob10NT
Logbalgq10Trans Started
Mamprulimaw11NT
Mandinkamnk11Complete
Mooremos10Complete
Nafaanranfr10Complete
Nawdmnmz10NT
Nawurinaw10NT
Nchumbulunlu10Trans Needed
Nkaminkq10Trans Needed
Nkonyanko10NT
Ntchambud10Complete
Nyangbonyb10Trans Started
Nzemanzi10Complete
Paasaalsig10NT
Safalibasaf10Portions
Sehwisfw10NT
Sekpelelip10NT
Seleesnw10NT
Sisaala, Tumulungsil10Complete
Sisaala, Westernssl10Portions
Siwuakp10NT
Songhay, Koyraboro Sennises11NT
Tafitcd10Trans Started
Tampulmatpm10Complete
Temkdh11Portions
Tuwulibov10NT
Vaglavag10Complete
Waliwlx11Complete
Wasawss10Trans Needed
Yorubayor10Complete
Zarmadje11Complete
Totals: 98 110 19   75 64 60 92 8
Data Notes
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Ghana – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 25.9 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Ghana – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Ghana. Ministries in the Ghana section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the Africa, West and Central section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Ghana – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 30,325,000
Percent Urbanization 56 %
Total People Groups 110
Unreached People Groups 19
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Official National Language English
Secondary National LanguageEwe
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 62.4%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 25.9%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.579 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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