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Gonja, Ngbanyito in Ghana

Gonja,  Ngbanyito

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
369,000 Gonja Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % No   

Gonja, Ngbanyito in Ghana

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The Gonja people are located in the north part of Ghana, and wealth is concentrated in the southern half of the country. Most people in the north still live off subsistence farming beside mud-brick, thatched-roof structures. Family incomes are often so low that children stay home to work fields rather than attend school. Poverty remains "endemic in Northern Ghana with people facing formidable challenges with regards to water, food and employment opportunities." The literacy rate of the Gonja is reported to be less than 10%.

Ministry Obstacles
The very low literacy rate of the Gonja people largely requires an oral presentation of the Gospel message, both for evangelism and discipleship purposes.

Outreach Ideas
Communicating with stories from scripture will be useful and probably effective. Recordings and videos will also be helpful.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are a few followers of Christ presently within this group. They need to be discipled, and they need to learn to read. Pray towards these ends.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray for the poor Gonja tribe, that they will provide an education for their children, and will learn good farming methods. Pray they will soon escape the bonds of poverty and illiteracy.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-20
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-02-15
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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: upper basin of Volta lake area; Brong-Ahafo region: Kintampa North district, separate area to west.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Gonja, Ngbanyito
People Name General: Gonja
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103437
Joshua Project People ID: 11925
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 369,000
Population all Countries: 369,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Gonja
Ethnic Code: NAB59f
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Gonja (369,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gjn    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 0.50 %)
Ethnic Religions38.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam58.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent50.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic25.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
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: 1967-2008
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2016
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Gonja
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Gonja
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Gonja, Ngbanyito in Ghana

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Guinean     Africa, West and Central    
      Gonja Ghana    
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            Gonja, Ngbanyito in Ghana          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Gonja  
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