Ntrubo in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Delo is the language of the Ntrubo people. They are located in a group of villages in the south-east corner of Nkwanta district, Volta Region, east and northeast of Dambai and reaching over into Togo. The chief town of the area is Brewaniase, and the area covers about two-hundred square kilometers. The people farm crops of cassava, maize, cocoyam and plantain. They live in compounds that are built about twenty meters apart. They often migrate to towns such as Hohoe, Accra, and Kumasi in search of jobs and further education.

The Ntrubo are said to come from Atakpame in Togo, but they do not know the date of their migration. They have cultural as well as linguistic affinities with the Achode and the Adele.

Christianity was first introduced in the 1950's with the post war spread of mission schools. Most people with any elementary education would say that they are Roman Catholics or Evangelical Presbyterians. The Pentecostal and Charismatic churches entered the area in the 1960's and 70's respectively. Sadly many church members still continue to practice the traditional religion. Farmers find church going a waste of time, and many are also put off by the insistence on monogamy.

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People Name General Ntrubo
People Name in Country Ntrubo
Population in Ghana 15,000
World Population 23,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dilose, Ntribu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Ntrubo
Ethnic Code NAB59b
People ID 14051
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East central border with Togo. The paramount chief is at Brewaniase, 35 km south of Nkwanta.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Delo: Ntrubo (15,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Delo: Ntrubo 15,000
For Primary Language: Delo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (2006)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Independent

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 18.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
6.00 %
0.00 %
4.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
70.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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