Deg, Mo in Ghana

Population

33,800

Christian

40%

Evangelical

14%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

Their language is Deg which is a member of the Gur-Grussi family of languages and they are closely related linguistically to Sisaala, Tampulma, Chakali, Kasem and in particular to Vagla. History has it that all these groups were together in the Sisaala area; one day there was an argument over a dog's head after a ritual and they split up resulting in the Deg and Vagla travelling further south to live separately in their own lands.


Where are they Located?

The Deg are a minority language group located in two administrative districts, Kintampo District at the north-western border of Brong Ahafo, and Bole District at the south-western border in the Northern Region.


What are Their Beliefs?

Religion amongst the Deg used to be mainly Traditional African Religion with some of them following Islam, but church outreach and the work of the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) have made a significant difference so that there are now many more Christians. The Methodist Church is believed to have been the first church outreach to the Deg around 1935, then the Catholic Church in the 1940's followed by the Christ Apostolic Church, the Seventh Day Adventists, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana, and then the church of Pentecost and the New Apostolic Church. The language of wider communication in the area is Twi and this is taught in the schools and used for worship in the churches.




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Country Ghana
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country Kintampo District at the north-western border of Brong, Ahafo Bole District at the south-western border in the Northern Region

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People Name General Deg
People Name in Country Deg, Mo
ROP3 Code 102491
Joshua Project People ID 11522
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ghana 33,800
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group Aculo, Buro, Ching, Degha, Janela, Mak, Mmfo, Mo, Mo Jia, Mo Min, Mochia, Mohua, Panyam, Sou Miao,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Deg 33,848
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Deg
Ethnic Code NAB56a
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Largest Religion Ethnic Religions
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
40%    ( Evangelical  14% )
Ethnic Religions
50.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
10.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
20.00%
Protestant
60.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
20.00%
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