Dagaaba, Southern in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Dagaaba, Southern only in Ghana
Population
949,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The language of the Dagaaba is Dagaare. The Dagaaba people inhabit the far north-west corner of Ghana, covering parts of the Lambussie-Nandom, Lawra-Jirapa, and Nadawali-Funsi districts. The area that they inhabit covers about 4,000 square kilometers in Ghana and extends into Burkina Faso to cover the same sort of area. They do not consider themselves as a 'tribe' and are composed of many different clans, but they are distinct from their neighbors and are therefore known to outsiders by the common title of Dagaaba.

The Dagaaba are farmers cultivating crops including guinea corn, yam, millet, maize, groundnuts, beans and sweet potatoes. The Dagaaba compounds vary greatly according to area, size and date of construction. It is agreed that the Dagaaba have occupied their present homeland for some 300 years and it is possible that the Dagaaba people were formed when they split away from the Dagomba.

The Catholics entered the area in 1929 and made quit an impact with the treatment that they administered to yaws and other prevalent diseases. The work grew quite quickly and Catholicism has a great impact on Dagaaba life. Other churches entered the area in 1954 and have taken up the challenge of literacy and Bible translation work. Up to now though the Catholic church is the largest Christian church in the area.



Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Dagaaba, Southern
People Name in Country Dagaaba, Southern
Population in Ghana 949,000
World Population 949,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Dagaaba, Dagaari, Dagati, Southern Dagaari
People ID 11466
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest corner, west Upper West region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest corner, west Upper West region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map


Primary Language: Dagaare, Southern (949,000 speakers)
Language Code: dga   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dagaare, Southern (949,000 speakers)
Language Code: dga   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Dagaare, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1970)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Dagaare, Southern
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
75.00 %
Ethnic Religions
20.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
Photo Source: Joe Gangman  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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