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Adele in Togo


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
42,000 Adele Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 5.00 %   

Adele in Togo

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Introduction / History
Gidire is the language of the Adele people. They inhabit an area of about 500 square kilometers, in the Northern Volta Region, east of Dambai ferry and adjoining the Togo border. Mostly they farm, with their main crops being yams, cassava, plantain, cocoyam, beans and rice. They also hunt for antelope, deer, bush cow and bush pig. The Adele live in nucleated villages of small compounds. Most houses are rectangular and thatched, with one main courtyard and the kitchen in a separate room.

They claim to have come down from heaven by a chain bringing with them their two gods, Nayo and Efriko. Their first home was a place called Dibenkpa; as their numbers grew, they founded new settlements which have become the Adele towns of the present day.

There are churches in most Adele towns but traditional sacrifices continue alongside the profession of Christian faith. The Roman Catholic Church is appreciated for the clinics and schools it has brought, but at this point the Pentecostal churches, such as the Church of Pentecost and the Christian Assemblies, appear to be growing faster. Islam has come into the area recently and there are three roofed mosques in various towns, but most Muslims are traders from other tribes, not Adeles.

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Country: Togo
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Centrale region: Sotouboua prefecture.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Adele
People Name General: Adele
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 100059
Joshua Project People ID: 10156
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 42,000
Population all Countries: 64,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Adele
Ethnic Code: NAB59b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Adele (42,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ade    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Upper
Dialect Code:4919
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity20.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions80.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam0.00 % 
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: 1992-1993
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Film / VideoGod's Story video
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Adele in Togo

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    Guinean     Africa, West and Central    
      Adele Togo    
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