Nkonya in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Nkonya only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nkonya people are located in the Upper Volta region in the district of Jasikan. The towns in the region with the most Nkonya people are Ntsumuru, Ntumada and Wurupong. Most Nkonya are located in or around these towns. The Nkonya are governed by 2 paramount chiefs, 1 in the north of the area and the other in the south. This has created a strong north-south divide linguistically, politically and socially between these 2 groups of Nkonya people. There are strongly positive attitudes towards culture and language. However language development is seen for cultural ethnic identification rather than for spiritual motivation. There is a very complex relationship between the traditional religious worldview and the understanding of Christian concepts.

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People Name General Nkonya
People Name in Country Nkonya
Population in Ghana 36,000
World Population 36,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Nkonya
Ethnic Code NAB59a
People ID 13420
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southeast, northwest of Éwé [ewe]. Some among Gua [gwx].   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
People Group Map Nkonya in Ghana PDF Version

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nkonya (36,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nkonya 36,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1996)
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Film / Video God's Story Video
Scripture Scripture Earth Online Printed Bible

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 15.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
40.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Photo Source: Wes Peacock  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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