Country: Ghana

Number of People Groups

110

People Groups Unreached

19

Total Population

26,692,000

Unreached Population

1,472,000

% Christian Adherent

62.5%

% Evangelical

19.2 %

Largest Religion

Christianity (62.5%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
Adan, Adangbe 300 Adangbe Christianity 95.0 % 23.0 %
 Ahanta 188,000 Ahanta Christianity 90.0 % 23.0 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 3,731,000 Akan Christianity 70.0 % 29.0 %
Akan-Ahafo 71,000 Akan Christianity 85.0 % 20.0 %
Akan-Akwamu 55,000 Akan Christianity 88.0 % 21.0 %
Akan-Akwapem, Akuapim 711,000 Akan Christianity 92.0 % 22.0 %
Akan-Akyem 840,000 Akan Christianity 91.0 % 21.0 %
Akan-Asen 172,000 Akan Christianity 80.0 % 21.0 %
Akan-Dankyira 132,000 Akan Christianity 70.0 % 18.0 %
 Akan-Fante 3,158,000 Akan Christianity 62.0 % 22.0 %
 Akan-Kwawu 520,000 Akan Christianity 85.0 % 20.0 %
Akpafu, Lolobi 36,000 Siwu Christianity 90.0 % 21.0 %
Akposso 9,900 Ikposo Christianity 90.0 % 16.0 %
 Akyode, Gikyode 14,000 Gikyode E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 0.4 %
 Anufo, Chokossi 87,000 Anufo E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
Anum-Boso 79,000 Gua Christianity 80.0 % 21.0 %
 Anyi, Agni 331,000 Anyin Christianity 73.0 % 20.0 %
Anyimere 900 Animere Christianity 65.0 % 21.0 %
 Arab 2,600 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.0 % 0.5 %
Avatime, Sideme 32,000 Avatime Christianity 90.0 % 21.0 %
 Banda, Nafana 81,000 Nafaanra E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 5.0 %
 Bassar, Ntcham 73,000 Ntcham E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 10.0 %
 Bimoba, Moba 259,000 Bimoba E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 6.0 %
 Birifor, Southern 165,000 Birifor, Southern E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.0 %
 Bissa 220,000 Bisa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 14.0 %
Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang 36,000 Kulango, Bondoukou E Ethnic Religions 21.0 % 11.0 %
Bowili, Tuwuli 15,000 Tuwuli Christianity 90.0 % 20.0 %
 British 7,300 English Christianity 60.0 % 8.0 %
Brong 1,373,000 Abron Islam 48.0 % 17.0 %
 Buem, Lelemi 65,000 Lelemi Christianity 95.0 % 24.0 %
 Builsa, Buli 199,000 Buli E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 4.0 %
Chakali 7,900 Chakali E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.5 %
Chala 4,000 Chala E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
Cherepon 145,000 Cherepon Christianity 80.0 % 22.0 %
 Coloured 60,000 English Christianity 85.0 % 19.0 %
 Dagaaba, Southern 927,000 Dagaare, Southern Christianity 75.0 % 18.0 %
 Dagomba 962,000 Dagbani Islam 22.0 % 6.0 %
Dangme 1,035,000 Dangme Christianity 93.0 % 25.0 %
 Deaf Unknown Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.0 % 0.0 %
Deg, Mo 35,000 Deg E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 14.0 %
Dompo 1,300 Dompo Islam 19.0 % 5.0 %
Efutu, Awutu 238,000 Awutu Christianity 90.0 % 22.0 %
 Ewe, Ebwe 2,978,000 Ewe Christianity 93.0 % 29.0 %
Farefare 962,000 Farefare E Ethnic Religions 37.0 % 14.0 %
 Fon 13,000 Fon E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 3.0 %
 Foodo 1,000 Foodo Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 French 11,000 French Christianity 61.0 % 1.0 %
 Fulani, Maasina 13,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Ga, Amina 768,000 Ga Christianity 92.0 % 23.0 %
 German 4,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.0 % 2.1 %
 Gonja, Ngbanyito 298,000 Gonja Islam 4.0 % 0.5 %
 Hanga 9,000 Hanga E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 5.0 %
 Hausa 249,000 Hausa Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Ibibio 53,000 Ibibio Christianity 95.0 % 22.0 %
Ife 34,000 Ife E Ethnic Religions 39.0 % 22.0 %
 Igbo 55,000 Igbo Christianity 90.0 % 24.0 %
 Jula, Dyula 27,000 Jula Islam 1.0 % 0.7 %
Jwira-Pepesa 24,000 Jwira-Pepesa Christianity 64.0 % 19.0 %
 Kabiye 40,000 Kabiye E Ethnic Religions 17.0 % 4.0 %
Kalabari, Ijo 40,000 Kalabari Christianity 97.0 % 21.0 %
Kamara 6,600 Kamara E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 1.5 %
Kantosi 3,000 Kantosi Islam 1.0 % 0.2 %
 Kasem, Kasena 168,000 Kasem E Ethnic Religions 19.0 % 4.0 %
Koma, Konni 5,000 Konni E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 3.0 %
 Konkomba 662,000 Konkomba E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 8.0 %
 Kotokoli, Tem 69,000 Tem Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
Krache 75,000 Krache Christianity 95.0 % 23.0 %
Kru 26,000 Klao Christianity 95.0 % 22.0 %
 Kulango, Bouna 28,000 Kulango, Bouna E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 7.0 %
 Kusasi, Eastern 544,000 Kusaal Christianity 61.0 % 12.0 %
Lama 2,700 Lama E Ethnic Religions 17.0 % 7.0 %
 Larteh, Gua 97,000 Larteh Christianity 95.0 % 22.0 %
 Ligbi 20,000 Ligbi Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Lobi 8,000 Lobi E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 2.0 %
Logba 10,000 Logba Christianity 83.0 % 15.0 %
 Lolo, Adele 15,000 Adele E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 6.0 %
 Mamprusi, Manpelle 285,000 Mampruli E Ethnic Religions 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Mandinka 135,000 Mandinka Islam 2.0 % 0.5 %
 Mossi, Moore 416,000 Moore E Ethnic Religions 26.0 % 10.0 %
Nabra, Nabt 61,000 Farefare E Ethnic Religions 15.0 % 3.0 %
Nanumba, Nunuma 62,000 Dagbani E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.8 %
Nawdm 6,600 Nawdm E Ethnic Religions 30.0 % 2.0 %
 Nawuri 19,000 Nawuri Islam 10.0 % 3.0 %
Nchumbulu 2,400 Nchumbulu Christianity 60.0 % 12.0 %
Nchumburu, Kyombaron 86,000 Chumburung E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 3.0 %
Nchumunu, Dwang 11,000 Dwang Christianity 60.0 % 11.0 %
Nkami 7,800 Nkami Christianity 80.0 % 11.0 %
 Nkonya 36,000 Nkonya Christianity 60.0 % 15.0 %
Ntrubo 14,000 Delo Christianity 90.0 % 18.0 %
Nyangbo, Tutrugbu 8,500 Nyangbo Christianity 90.0 % 13.0 %
Nzema, Appolo 339,000 Nzema Christianity 98.0 % 24.0 %
Prang, Kplang 2,100 Kplang Christianity 65.0 % 19.0 %
 Safaliba, Safazo 7,800 Safaliba Islam 10.0 % 4.0 %
Santrokofi, Sele 15,000 Selee Christianity 90.0 % 17.0 %
 Sefwi, Sehwi 331,000 Sehwi Christianity 78.0 % 19.0 %
Sekpele 31,000 Sekpele Christianity 93.0 % 22.0 %
Sisaala, Southern, Pasaale 48,000 Paasaal E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.5 %
 Sisaala, Tumulung, Gil Bagale 139,000 Sisaala, Tumulung E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 5.0 %
 Sisaala, Western 40,000 Sisaala, Western E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.0 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 8,100 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 2.0 % 0.3 %
 South Asian, general 11,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.0 % 0.1 %
Tafi, Tegbo 5,800 Tafi Islam 20.0 % 13.0 %
Talega, Talni 50,000 Farefare E Ethnic Religions 11.0 % 3.0 %
Tamprusi, Tampele 21,000 Tampulma E Ethnic Religions 23.0 % 7.0 %
 Vagla, Vagala, Sitigo 18,000 Vagla E Ethnic Religions 40.0 % 12.0 %
 Wala, Waali 183,000 Wali E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.5 %
Wasa, Wassaw 409,000 Wasa Christianity 75.0 % 17.0 %
 Yeji 2,700 Chumburung E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 2.0 %
 Yoruba 416,000 Yoruba Islam 29.0 % 12.0 %
 Zerma, Dyerma 7,900 Zarma Islam 0.5 % 0.1 %
  Totals:  110 26,626,000 19     62.5 % 19.2 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 19.2 %)
62.5 %
Ethnic Religions
14.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
22.2 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
33.7 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
37.9 %
Roman Catholic
28.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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