Bimoba, Moba in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Bimoba only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


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.

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People Name General Bimoba
People Name in Country Bimoba, Moba
Population in Ghana 265,000
World Population 265,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Moab, Moba
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Bimoba
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 10854
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast, Gambaga District, south of Kusaasi, north of Konkomba.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Bimoba (265,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Bimoba 265,000
For Primary Language: Bimoba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1971-1973)
New Testament Yes   (1986-2001)
Complete Bible Yes   (2004)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Bimoba Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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