Gangam in Benin

Population

31,600

Christian

10.0%

Evangelical

1.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Anonymous


Introduction / History

The Ngangam are a sudanic people in Northern Togo, who live south of the mountain zone of the Dapango region. Their center of economic and religious life is in Gando. They speak Nyamngan. They are considered a part to the Bimoba people.

The Ngangam herd cattle and camel and are also subsistence agriculturalist. They grow millet, guinea corn, groundnuts, beans, pepper and potatoes. During the dry season they hunt for food.

They live in a compound, which housees the man and his wives and children and sometimes the man's sons and their children.

The Ngangam are a people proud of their heritage. They have resisted many forces of change to their cultural heritage as long as they could, but much of their traditional land has become game reserve.

Some Christian movements have begun among the Ngangam but the existing churches are very weak and in need of much growth before they become an indigenously structured body in Christ.




Profile Source: Anonymous

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Gangam
People Name in Country Gangam
Population in Benin 31,600
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dye, Ngangan
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Gangam
Ethnic Code NAB56a
Country Benin
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngangam (32,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngangam 32,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000-2007)
New Testament Yes   (2011)
Complete Bible No
Category Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ngangam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
12.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
Protestant
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous
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