Nchumburu, Kyombaron in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Nchumburu only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Chumburung live on either side of the River Volta, west, north, and east of Kete Krachi. They were divided by the waters of the Volta Lake into five isolated districts. The area covered by these five districts is about 2,200 square kilometres. They are mainly farmers with their farms located within a few kilometers of the villages. The crops that they grow are yams, cassava, beans and corn.

The Chumburung are thought to have been located in the present area before 1700. The Gonjas say they were part of the invading army of Ndewura Jakpa. The British subjected the Chumburung to the Gonja chief of Salsga, and when they tried to assert their independence in the early 1930's the Gonja raided a number of Chumburung villages, causing many to flee to the present Volta region. The original colonial boundaries still divide the Chumburung today, and the lake Volta has broken up this people even more dramatically.

There is significant Christian presence in the area with Catholics, The Evangelical Church of Ghana, The Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Church of Pentecost and Seventh Day Adventists all represented. There are hardly any Muslim Chumburung, though in many towns there are communities of Muslim traders who have their own mosques.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nchumburu
People Name in Country Nchumburu, Kyombaron
Population in Ghana 88,000
World Population 88,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Chumburung, Kyombaron
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Nchumburu
Ethnic Code NAB59z
People ID 13266
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country A triangular area with Volta Lake south, Daka River northwest. Yeji is south of the lake.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Chumburung

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1994)
New Testament Yes   (1988-1998)
Complete Bible Yes   (2010)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: Abware̱se̱ŋ Wo̱re̱-ɔ Text / Printed Matter
Bible: Abware̱se̱ŋ Wo̱re̱-ɔ Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Chumburung Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
World Missionary Press Booklets Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
89.00 %
0.00 %
3.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
45.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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