Lolo, Adele in Togo





Largest Religion

Main Language


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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People Name General Lolo, Adele
People Name in Country Lolo, Adele
Population in Togo 26,000
World Population 41,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Lolo
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Lolo, Adele
Ethnic Code NAB59b
People ID 10156
Country Togo
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country West central, Koué Mpotì, Yégué are main centers. Difficult access to area. Upper Adele in Togo, Lower Adele in Ghana.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Adele: Upper (26,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Adele: Upper 26,000
For Primary Language: Adele

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1992-1993)
New Testament Yes   (1996-2001)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Adele Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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