Hanga in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Hanga only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Hanga live in an area about 500 square kilometers in size. The area is roughly in the center of Dagombe district, some 20 to 50 kilometers North-east of Damongo. The Hanga are farmers whose main crops are yams, millet, guinea corn, maize, groundnuts, neri and cassava. The family farms in a group. The Tsetse fly and lack of good pasture prevents the rearing of cattle. Some Hangas migrate in search of better farmland.

Though there are varying accounts of origin it seems to be agreed that the Hanga came from the west, perhaps near Bole of from Bouna (nearly 20 miles the other side of the Ivory Coast border).

The area was an important Muslim and commercial center, being on an important trade route from Bouna and Bole to Salaga and Yendi. With the creation of a border between Bouna and Ghana trade routes changed and the areas importance declined. Islamic activity has also reduced with the centers decline. There are very few churches in the area and Christianity has yet to make an impact.

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People Name General Hanga
People Name in Country Hanga
Population in Ghana 9,200
World Population 9,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Luhya, Wanga
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Hanga
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 12058
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North central, southeast of Mole game reserve, Damongo District. Murugu is biggest village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hanga: Northern Hanga
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hanga: Northern Hanga
For Primary Language: Hanga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1982)
New Testament Yes   (1983)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Hanga Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
27.00 %
Ethnic Religions
68.00 %
0.00 %
5.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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