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Vagla in Ghana


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
19,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 %   

Vagla in Ghana

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Introduction / History
The Vagla people live in an area of about 800 square miles. The area is a crescent shaped chain of villages on the road linking Dabori, Tuna (the chief town), Swala, and Grup, in Bole district. Birifors and Ginjas share the villages with the Vagla people. The Vagla are farmers who live in compounds in villages. The compounds are joined together so the Vagla village appears to be a single construction. They raise yams, guinea corn, beans, groundnuts, okra, pepper and pumpkins. Often young men and women migrate in search of cash incomes, usually to Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

The people separated from the Sisaala over a quarrel about a fetish ceremony. They left the Sisaala region and most have settled in this Vagla region. This is thought to have occurred in the 1600s so the Vagla have been in their present homeland for over 3 centuries. Islam is quite strong in surrounding areas and was introduced to the Vagla before 1900. However Islam faces resistance because it is the religion of the dominant tribes in the area, the Gonjas. Christianity was introduced in 1942 and since then churches have been planted in the area.

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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Northern region: Damongo district, near Sawla. West central.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Vagla
People Name General: Vagla
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ROP3 Code: 110480
Joshua Project People ID: 15761
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 19,000
Population all Countries: 19,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Vagla
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
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Primary Language: Vagla (19,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vag    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity40.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions55.00 % 
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)
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Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 5   Greater than or equal to 5% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1969-2003
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2017
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Vagla
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Vagla in Ghana

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People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Vagla Ghana    
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            Vagla in Ghana          
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