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Bassar, Ntcham in Togo

Bassar, Ntcham

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
196,000 Ntcham Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 2.00 %   

Bassar, Ntcham in Togo

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Introduction / History
The Bassari people are located in a group of villages reaching from the Togo border east of Zabzugu some 30 kilometers east to Basaar in Togo. The Bassari are farmers with their farms being located away from the towns that they live in. The larger the town the farther away their farms. The major crop is yam, but maize, guinea corn, millet, tigernuts and groundnuts are also cultivated. When a man gets married he must have his own quarters so he usually starts a new compound. Each wife has her own hut where she lives with her children; girls stay with their mother till they are married, but boys get rooms of their own when they grow up.

There are 30 Bassari clans, each linked by name and ancestry to the towns of Bassar, Kabou and Sara in Togo, and to heads of families which moved into that area perhaps 350 years ago. The clans are exogamous, and the various clan leaders have formed alliances sealed by marriage. Many Bassari have migrated and Kpandai, though not in the Bassari homeland, is the biggest urban Bassari community in Ghana.

What are their beliefs?
Islam has made little headway among the Bassari although there has been a Muslim influence amongst them for over a century or more. Islam is attractive as it seems to be the religion of the rich, and because it makes available additional charms; it is an international religion, a man's religion, with an ideal of brotherhood.

Christianity brought medical and other help to the poor. The outstanding character of the first missionaries attracted people to their message: they were known for their love of people.

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Country: Togo
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Kara region: Bassar and eastern Dankpen prefectures, Kabou, Kalanga, Bitchabe, Dimori, and Bangeli areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Bassar, Ntcham
People Name General: Bassar, Ntcham
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ROP3 Code: 114895
Joshua Project People ID: 18922
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 196,000
Population all Countries: 400,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Bassar, Ntcham
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Ntcham
Language Code (ISO): bud    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
French (Unknown)Konkomba (Unknown)
Oniyan (Unknown)
Total Languages: 4
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic Religions75.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam10.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1969
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Ntcham
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Bassar, Ntcham in Togo

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      Bassar, Ntcham Togo    
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