Konkomba in Togo





Largest Religion

Main Language


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 Togo 90,000
World Population 768,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bikpakpain, Bikpakpam
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Konkomba
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 10842
Country Togo
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kara region, north of Kabou, Ghana border. Main centers in Guérin-Kouka, Nawaré, Kidjaloum.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Konkomba (90,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Konkomba 90,000
For Primary Language: Konkomba

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.50 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
0.00 %
40.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
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