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Bimoba, Moba in Ghana

Bimoba, Moba

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
238,000 Bimoba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %   

Bimoba, Moba in Ghana

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Introduction / History
The Bimoba people inhabit an area of about 800 square kilometers covering the eastern part of Tempane-Garu and Nalerigu districts, and a similarly sized area in Togo. The chief town is Bunkpurugu and the main occupation of the people is farming.

According to the Fuzzy, the Mobas migrated south from Feda Ngourma in Burkina Faso towards the end of the 17th century, and then they were driven north by the Mamprusis and Dagombas using Chokosi mercenaries, to the part of the country that they now inhabit. They mingled with Bems and groups of Mamprusis and Konkombas to form the Bimoba people. Bimoba territory was unnaturally divided when the Ghana/Togo border was agreed upon.

Christians and Muslims look upon one another as pagans. Muslims regard Christianity as "the white man's thing"; Christians feel it is useless to witness to a Muslim as it only leads to argument. Some Bimoba people object to Islam on the ground that Muslims make people mad by the use of medicine. The Bimoba elders object to Christianity because it means giving up traditional religion.

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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Northern region: Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo and Sabobal-Chereponi districts; Upper East region: Garu-Tempane district, south of Kusaal [kus] and north of Konkomba [xon] language areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Bimoba, Moba
People Name General: Bimoba
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101453
Joshua Project People ID: 10854
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 238,000
Population all Countries: 238,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Bimoba
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bimoba (238,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bim    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 6.00 %)
Ethnic Religions70.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic10.00 %
(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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1971-1973
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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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
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Bimoba
Text / Printed MatterBible: Bimoba
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Bimoba, Moba in Ghana

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Bimoba Ghana    
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            Bimoba, Moba in Ghana          
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      Ethnic Religions     Bimoba  
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