Gonja, Ngbanyito in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Gonja, Guang only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language



The Gonja people are located in the north part of Ghana, and wealth is concentrated in the southern half of the country. Most people in the north still live off subsistence farming beside mud-brick, thatched-roof structures. Family incomes are often so low that children stay home to work fields rather than attend school. Poverty remains "endemic in Northern Ghana with people facing formidable challenges with regards to water, food and employment opportunities." The literacy rate of the Gonja is reported to be no more than 5%.

Ministry Obstacles

The very low literacy rate of the Gonja people largely requires an oral presentation of the Gospel message, both for evangelism and discipleship purposes.

Outreach Ideas

Communicating with stories from scripture will be useful and probably effective. Recordings and videos will also be helpful.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a few followers of Christ presently within this group. They need to be discipled, and they need to learn to read. Pray towards these ends.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the poor Gonja tribe, that they will provide an education for their children, and will learn good farming methods. Pray they will soon escape the bonds of poverty and illiteracy.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-20
People Name General Gonja, Guang
People Name in Country Gonja, Ngbanyito
Population in Ghana 305,000
World Population 305,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Choruba, Gonja, Guang, Ngbanyito
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Gonja, Guang
Ethnic Code NAB59f
People ID 11925
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern region, south; west central, upper branches of Volta Lake area; Black Volta River to White Volta area, both sides.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Gonja (305,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Gonja 305,000
For Primary Language: Gonja

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1967-2008)
New Testament Yes   (1984)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Gonja Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
38.00 %
0.00 %
58.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
50.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source: Anonymous  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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