Nkonya of Ghana
People Name: Nkonya
Country: Ghana
Language: Nkonya
Population: 24,000
Unreached: No
People Cluster: Guinean
Primary Religion: Christianity
% Adherents: 60.00 %
% Evangelical: 15.00 %
Progress Status: 5.0
Profile provided by:

Joshua Project
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Colorado Springs, CO 80962
United States


Introduction / History
The Nkonya people are located in the Upper Volta region in the district of Jasikan. The towns in the region with the most Nkonya people are Ntsumuru, Ntumada and Wurupong. Most Nkonya are located in or around these towns. The Nkonya are governed by 2 paramount chiefs, one in the north of the area and the other in the south. This has created a strong north-south divide linguistically, politically and socially between these two groups of Nkonya people. There have strongly positive attitudes towards culture and language. However language development is seen for cultural ethnic identification rather than for spiritual motivation. There is a very complex relationship between the traditional religious worldview and the understanding of Christian concepts.

Nkonya of Ghana