Konkomba of Ghana
 
People Name: Konkomba
Country: Ghana
Language: Konkomba
Population: 990,000
Unreached: No
People Cluster: Gur
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
% Adherents: 33.00 %
% Evangelical: 8.00 %
Progress Status: 4.0
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Introduction / History
The Konkomba homeland is on the northeast border area around Guerin, Yendi district and into Togo. The homeland area covers about 6,300 square kilometers of the plain of the Oti River, which is a large area of Savannah. They are farmers and many Konkomba are migrant farmers who have spread out into other areas of Ghana. The Konkomba are said to have originated from the Yendi area, but were driven north and south to their present locations by the Dagomba. The Dagomba had horses and were stronger so this was easily accomplished. This is said to have happened between the early 1400s and early 1500s.

Christianity was first introduced to the Konkomba by the Assemblies of God in about 1931. The Catholics came in 1960 and since then other churches have been planted in the area. Islam appears to have no attraction for the Konkomba, primarily it is thought as it is identified with their traditional enemies, the Dagomba. The Konkomba are friendly towards Christianity but the church has made little impact outside the area of Saboba. The early census showed that of the 378 districts over 300 have no Christian witness.

 
Konkomba of Ghana