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Introduction / History
The Bimoba people inhabit an area of about 800 square kilometers covering the eastern part of Tempane-Garu and Nalerigu districts, and a similarly sized area in Togo. The chief town is Bunkpurugu and the main occupation of the people is farming.
According to the Fuzzy, the Mobas migrated south from Feda Ngourma in Burkina Faso towards the end of the 17th century, and then they were driven north by the Mamprusis and Dagombas using Chokosi mercenaries, to the part of the country that they now inhabit. They mingled with Bems and groups of Mamprusis and Konkombas to form the Bimoba people. Bimoba territory was unnaturally divided when the Ghana/Togo border was agreed upon.
Christians and Muslims look upon one another as pagans. Muslims regard Christianity as "the white man's thing"; Christians feel it is useless to witness to a Muslim as it only leads to argument. Some Bimoba people object to Islam on the ground that Muslims make people mad by the use of medicine. The Bimoba elders object to Christianity because it means giving up traditional religion.