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Hanga in Ghana


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
12,000 Hanga Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 5.00 %   

Hanga in Ghana

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Introduction / History
The Hanga live in an area about 500 square kilometers in size. The area is roughly in the center of Dagombe district, some 20 to 50 kilometers North-east of Damongo. The Hanga are farmers whose main crops are yams, millet, guinea corn, maize, groundnuts, neri and cassava. The family farms in a group. The Tsetse fly and lack of good pasture prevents the rearing of cattle. Some Hangas migrate in search of better farmland.

Though there are varying accounts of origin it seems to be agreed that the Hanga came from the west, perhaps near Bole of from Bouna (nearly 20 miles the other side of the Ivory Coast border).

The area was an important Muslim and commercial center, being on an important trade route from Bouna and Bole to Salaga and Yendi. With the creation of a border between Bouna and Ghana trade routes changed and the areas importance declined. Islamic activity has also reduced with the centers decline. There are very few churches in the area and Christianity has yet to make an impact.

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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Northern region: southeast of Mole Game Reserve, Damongo district; Murugu is biggest village.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Hanga
People Name General: Hanga
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 103704
Joshua Project People ID: 12058
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 12,000
Population all Countries: 12,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Hanga
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
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Primary Language: Hanga
Language Code (ISO): hag    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Northern Hanga
Dialect Code:10553
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity27.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions68.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam5.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1982
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hanga
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Hanga in Ghana

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People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Hanga Ghana    
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            Hanga in Ghana          
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      Ethnic Religions     Hanga  
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