Gangam in Benin





Largest Religion

Main Language


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 32,000
World Population 92,000
Countries 2
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
People ID 11817
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Ngangam (33,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Ngangam 33,000
For Primary Language: Ngangam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000-2007)
New Testament Yes   (2011)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Uwien ya Jɔtiefɛ̀nku ya gbɔnku Text / Printed Matter
Jesus Film: view in Ngangam Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
12.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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