Konkomba in Ghana


Population
678,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 1400's and early 1500's.

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.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Konkomba
People Name in Country Konkomba
Population in Ghana 678,000
World Population 768,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bikpakpain, Bikpakpam
People ID 10842
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast border area, Guerin, Yendi District; north central, many scattered groups.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast border area, Guerin, Yendi District; north central, many scattered groups.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map


Primary Language: Konkomba (678,000 speakers)
Language Code: xon   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Konkomba (678,000 speakers)
Language Code: xon   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Konkomba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1969)
New Testament Yes   (1997)
Complete Bible Yes   (1998-2009)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Likoonli (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Likpakpaaln(FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Konkomba
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Konkomba Bible
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
33.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
12.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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