Country: Ghana

Number of People Groups

110

People Groups Unreached

18 (16.4%)

Total Population

27,930,000

Unreached Population

1,479,000 (5.3%)

% Professing Christian

62.3%

% Evangelical

22.13 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

71 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Adan, Adangbe 6,300 11,000 Adangbe Christianity 95.00 % 23.00 %
 Ahanta 203,000 203,000 Ahanta Christianity 90.00 % 23.00 %
 Akan, Ashanti, Twi 4,228,000 4,869,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 %
Akan-Ahafo 95,000 95,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 %
Akan-Akwamu 60,000 60,000 Akan Christianity 88.00 % 21.00 %
Akan-Akwapem, Akuapim 693,000 693,000 Akan Christianity 92.00 % 22.00 %
Akan-Akyem 909,000 909,000 Akan Christianity 91.00 % 21.00 %
Akan-Asen 157,000 157,000 Akan Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
Akan-Dankyira 137,000 137,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 %
 Akan-Fante 3,022,000 3,045,000 Akan Christianity 62.00 % 27.00 %
 Akan-Kwawu 490,000 490,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 %
Akpafu, Lolobi 80,000 80,000 Siwu Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 %
Akposso 11,000 220,000 Ikposo Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 %
 Akyode, Gikyode 15,000 15,000 Gikyode Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 %
 Anufo, Chokossi 101,000 202,000 Anufo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 %
Anum-Boso 19,000 19,000 Gua Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
 Anyi, Agni 73,000 1,083,000 Anyin Christianity 73.00 % 20.00 %
Anyimere 1,000 1,000 Animere Christianity 65.00 % 21.00 %
 Arab 2,800 829,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
Avatime, Sideme 34,000 34,000 Avatime Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 %
 Banda, Nafana 87,000 179,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 %
 Bassar, Ntcham 187,000 368,000 Ntcham Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 10.00 %
 Bimoba, Moba 221,000 221,000 Bimoba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Birifor, Southern 179,000 186,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 %
 Bissa 238,000 938,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 14.00 %
Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang 39,000 167,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 11.00 %
 Bowili, Tuwuli 16,000 16,000 Tuwuli Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 %
 British 7,800 51,664,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Brong 1,295,000 1,513,000 Abron Islam 48.00 % 20.00 %
 Buem, Lelemi 70,000 78,000 Lelemi Christianity 95.00 % 24.00 %
 Builsa, Buli 186,000 186,000 Buli Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.00 %
Chakali 8,600 8,600 Chakali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 %
Chala 4,300 4,300 Chala Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 %
Cherepon 146,000 146,000 Cherepon Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 8,449,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 3.00 %
 Coloured 64,000 6,059,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 19.00 %
 Dagaaba, Southern 1,002,000 1,002,000 Dagaare, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 %
 Dagomba 1,215,000 1,226,000 Dagbani Islam 22.00 % 7.00 %
Dangme 1,129,000 1,129,000 Dangme Christianity 93.00 % 30.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.00 % 0.01 %
 Deg, Mo 47,000 49,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 14.00 %
Dompo 1,400 1,400 Dompo Islam 19.00 % 5.00 %
Efutu, Awutu 143,000 143,000 Awutu Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 %
 Ewe, Ebwe 3,675,000 6,048,000 Ewe Christianity 93.00 % 37.00 %
 Fon 14,000 3,575,000 Fon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
 French 11,000 49,460,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani, Maasina 4,500 1,149,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.10 % 0.04 %
 Ga, Amina 825,000 881,000 Ga Christianity 92.00 % 23.00 %
 German 4,300 64,481,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Gonja, Ngbanyito 343,000 343,000 Gonja Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
Gur, Farefare 484,000 535,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 14.00 %
 Hanga 9,700 9,700 Hanga Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 5.00 %
 Hausa 269,000 40,339,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ibibio 57,000 5,738,000 Ibibio Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 %
Ife 36,000 208,000 Ife Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 22.00 %
 Igbo 60,000 28,037,000 Igbo Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 %
 Jula, Dyula 29,000 5,055,000 Jula Islam 1.00 % 0.70 %
Jwira-Pepesa 26,000 26,000 Jwira-Pepesa Christianity 64.00 % 19.00 %
 Kabiye 43,000 1,158,000 Kabiye Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 4.00 %
Kalabari, Ijo 43,000 503,000 Kalabari Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 %
Kamara 7,200 7,200 Kamara Islam 6.00 % 1.50 %
Kantosi 3,300 3,300 Kantosi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Kasem, Kasena 165,000 364,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 4.00 %
Koma, Konni 5,400 5,400 Konni Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 3.00 %
 Konkomba 920,000 1,013,000 Konkomba Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 8.00 %
 Kotokoli, Tem 148,000 409,000 Tem Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Krache 81,000 86,000 Krache Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 %
Kru 28,000 309,000 Klao Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 %
 Kulango, Bouna 30,000 265,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 %
 Kusasi, Eastern 588,000 631,000 Kusaal Christianity 61.00 % 12.00 %
Lama 2,900 340,000 Lama Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 7.00 %
 Larteh, Gua 105,000 105,000 Larteh Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 %
 Ligbi 21,000 28,000 Ligbi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lobi 8,600 853,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 %
Logba 11,000 11,000 Logba Christianity 83.00 % 15.00 %
 Lolo, Adele 16,000 43,000 Adele Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Mamprusi, Manpelle 350,000 365,000 Mampruli Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Mandinka 5,300 1,874,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Mossi, Moore 450,000 10,389,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 10.00 %
Namnam 54,000 54,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 %
Nankansi 190,000 190,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 3.00 %
Nanumba, Nunuma 66,000 66,000 Dagbani Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 %
Nawdm 7,200 171,000 Nawdm Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 %
 Nawuri 20,000 20,000 Nawuri Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 %
Nchumbulu 2,600 2,600 Nchumbulu Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 %
Nchumburu, Kyombaron 93,000 93,000 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 %
Nchumunu, Dwang 12,000 12,000 Dwang Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 %
Nkami 8,500 8,500 Nkami Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 %
 Nkonya 23,000 23,000 Nkonya Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 %
Ntrubo 16,000 24,000 Delo Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 %
Nyangbo, Tutrugbu 9,200 9,200 Nyangbo Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 13.00 %
Nzema, Appolo 331,000 441,000 Nzema Christianity 98.00 % 24.00 %
Prang, Kplang 2,300 2,300 Kplang Christianity 65.00 % 19.00 %
 Safaliba, Safazo 8,400 8,400 Safaliba Islam 10.00 % 4.00 %
Santrokofi, Sele 16,000 16,000 Selee Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 %
 Sefwi, Sehwi 358,000 374,000 Sehwi Christianity 78.00 % 19.00 %
 Sekpele 33,000 33,000 Sekpele Christianity 93.00 % 22.00 %
Sisaala, Southern, Pasaale 52,000 52,000 Paasaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 %
 Sisaala, Tumulung 150,000 150,000 Sisaala, Tumulung Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 %
 Sisaala, Western 43,000 43,000 Sisaala, Western Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 8,700 2,009,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 South Asian, general 11,000 10,799,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Tafi, Tegbo 6,300 6,300 Tafi Islam 20.00 % 13.00 %
Tamprusi, Tampele 23,000 23,000 Tampulma Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 7.00 %
 Vagla, Vagala 15,000 15,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 %
 Wala, Waali 94,000 94,000 Wali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 %
Wasa, Wassaw 302,000 302,000 Wasa Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 %
 Yeji 2,900 2,900 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Yoruba 450,000 33,832,000 Yoruba Islam 29.00 % 12.00 %
 Zarma 8,500 3,684,000 Zarma Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
  Totals:  110 27,930,000       18   62.35 % 22.13 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 103,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 28,033,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 22.1 %)
62.3 %
Ethnic Religions
15.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
22.2 %
Non-Religious
0.4 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.1 %
Independent
33.6 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
39.0 %
Roman Catholic
27.3 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Ghana Statistics
People Groups 110
Unreached People Groups 18  (16.4%)
Population 27,930,000
Population in Unreached 1,479,000  (5.3%)
Urbanization 53%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Country Code GH
Official National Language English
Secondary National Language Ewe
Literacy Rate 71%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,100,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Professing Christian 62.3%
Percent Evangelical 22.1%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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