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Nyangbo, Tutrugbu in Ghana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
9,900 Nyangbo Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 13.00 % No No   

Nyangbo, Tutrugbu in Ghana

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Introduction / History
The Nyangbo people of Ghanaalso known as Tutrugbu, live in a beautiful, almost idyllic, mountainous setting. Festivals and ceremonies with bright-colored costumes reflect the rich cultural diversity of their homeland. Yet the Nyangbo people live in constant fear of the spirits, which they believe inhabit virtually everything around them. This fear of the spirits brings a dark cloud of despair over the Nyangbo people, and they look to the spirits of their ancestors to protect them.

There are Christians among the Nyangbo, but most of the people practice traditional religion. Because they do not have God's Word in their heart language, many Nyangbo Christians have difficulty living a distinctly Christian life. This project will bring the light of God's Word to the Nyangbo people through a full translation of the New Testament.

When Nyangbo people become committed to Jesus Christ, the ancestral shrines by their front doors fall into disrepair. They no longer need the protection of their ancestors because they now trust in the living God. By bringing them God's Word in their mother tongue, the many Nyangbo people will be set free from spiritual bondage.

Two large denominations brought Christianity to the Nyangbo about 50 years ago. Since that time, particularly in the last two decades, other Christian groups have come in and planted churches. Unfortunately, it is difficult for Nyangbo believers to grow because church services and teaching are conducted in the trade language, which most of the people do not understand well.

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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:Volta region: east of Afeyi.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Nyangbo, Tutrugbu
People Name General: Nyangbo
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 107544
Joshua Project People ID: 14089
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 9,900
Population all Countries: 9,900
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Nyangbo
Ethnic Code: NAB59b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Nyangbo (9,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): nyb    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity34.00 %(Evangelical: 13.00 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam1.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Nyangbo, Tutrugbu in Ghana

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People Cluster
    Guinean     Africa, West and Central    
      Nyangbo Ghana    
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