Moba in Togo





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Moba are a mainly agricultural group settled along northern Togo in villages of extended family groups. Legends of their origin tell of immigrants from Fada N'Gourma who rode in on the backs of hartebeests, and other Moba who came down on a rope from heaven.

The traditional religion of ancestral worship is a common part of their lives. Even those who call themselves Christians, especially the Catholics, are likely to take part in sacrifices to placate the spirit world. The Catholic Church and the Assemblies of God first began working with the Moba in the late 1930's. In the 1970's, the Pentecostal, Lutheran, and Southern Baptist missions also began church planting in the Moba area which presently has about 70 churches. The Moba Christians are growing at a steady rate but seem to be lacking a firm faith grounded on studying the New Testament, which is now available. This poses a problem for understanding the Lord and relating to His love within their daily lives. In addition to the need for studying the Bible, there are basic needs for reliable water supply and adequate health care.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Moba
People Name in Country Moba
Population in Togo 389,000
World Population 393,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Bimoba, Moab, Moaba
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Moba
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 13753
Country Togo
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest Savana region. Main towns Dapaong and Bombouaka.   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: Moba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1941-1984)
New Testament Yes   (2008)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Moba Film / Video
Online New Testament - Lok (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament- Moba (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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