Lolo, Adele in Ghana

Population

14,100

Christian

20%

Evangelical

6%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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 Ghana
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country East central border with Togo. Upper Adele in Togo; Lower Adele in Ghana
People Group Map Lolo, Adele in Ghana PDF Version



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People Name General Lolo, Adele
People Name in Country Lolo, Adele
ROP3 Code 100059
Joshua Project People ID 10156
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ghana 14,100
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Lolo,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Adele: Upper 14,101
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Lolo, Adele
Ethnic Code NAB59b
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
20%    ( Evangelical  6% )
Ethnic Religions
76.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
4.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
10.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
30.00%
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Map Source: Anonymous
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