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Tafi, Tegbo in Ghana

Tafi, Tegbo

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
6,800 Tafi Islam 20.00 % 13.00 % No No   

Tafi, Tegbo in Ghana

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Introduction / History
The Tafi people also known as Tegbo, make their home in mountainous terrain in the Hohoe and Ho districts of Volta. The mountains used to serve as protection against invaders; however, there has been law and order for some time now and, except for occasional disputes over water and land resources, the different people groups live peacefully with one another.

Tafi people are mostly subsistence farmers, raising crops such as plantain, rice, corn, yams and cassava. Some of the people also raise chickens and goats to sell at the markets. One unique feature of the Tafi people is that when they meet for storytelling sessions, the storyteller remains seated with the group. In other parts of Ghana, the storyteller always stands when telling a story.

Tafi homes have ancestral shrines near their front doors, which is also where the men will sit to make decisions. Because the ancestral shrine has a small bone from the ancestor embedded in it, when the men meet together, they feel as if the ancestor's spirit is present and part of the decision making process. The Tafi people look to their ancestors to protect them from evil spirits, which they believe inhabit everything around them.

Christianity came to the Tafi about 50 years ago through the efforts of two large Christian denominations. Since then, smaller Christian groups have been reaching out and gaining ground, particularly over the last 20 years. There are churches among the Tafi, but their services and teaching are 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
Location in Country:Volta region: north of Ho, near Togo border. East central.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Tafi, Tegbo
People Name General: Tafi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 109686
Joshua Project People ID: 15171
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 6,800
Population all Countries: 6,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Tafi
Ethnic Code: NAB59b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Tafi (6,800 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tcd    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 13.00 %)
Ethnic Religions20.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam60.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(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
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Tafi, Tegbo in Ghana

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    Guinean     Africa, West and Central    
      Tafi Ghana    
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