Nyangbo, Tutrugbu in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Nyangbo only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nyangbo people of Ghanaalso known as Tutrugbu, live in a beautiful, almost idyllic, mountainous setting. Festivals and ceremonies with bright-colored costumes reflect the rich cultural diversity of their homeland. Yet the Nyangbo people live in constant fear of the spirits, which they believe inhabit virtually everything around them. This fear of the spirits brings a dark cloud of despair over the Nyangbo people, and they look to the spirits of their ancestors to protect them.
There are Christians among the Nyangbo, but most of the people practice traditional religion. Because they do not have God's Word in their heart language, many Nyangbo Christians have difficulty living a distinctly Christian life. This project will bring the light of God's Word to the Nyangbo people through a full translation of the New Testament.

When Nyangbo people become committed to Jesus Christ, the ancestral shrines by their front doors fall into disrepair. They no longer need the protection of their ancestors because they now trust in the living God. By bringing them God's Word in their mother tongue, the many Nyangbo people will be set free from spiritual bondage.

Two large denominations brought Christianity to the Nyangbo about 50 years ago. Since that time, particularly in the last two decades, other Christian groups have come in and planted churches. Unfortunately, it is difficult for Nyangbo believers to grow because church services and teaching are conducted in the trade language, which most of the people do not understand well.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nyangbo
People Name in Country Nyangbo, Tutrugbu
Population in Ghana 8,700
World Population 8,700
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tutrugbu
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Nyangbo
Ethnic Code NAB59b
People ID 14089
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southeast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nyangbo (8,700)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nyangbo 8,700
For Primary Language: Nyangbo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 13.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
9.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
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 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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