Country: Ghana

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

19 (17.1%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

30,338,000

Population in Unreached

1,594,000 (5.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

62.4%

% Evangelical

25.89%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherents
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
Adan, Adangbe 6,800 11,000 Adangbe Christianity 95.00 % 23.00 % -
 Adele 20,000 57,000 Adele Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Ahanta 219,000 219,000 Ahanta Christianity 90.00 % 23.00 % -
 Akan 4,574,000 5,259,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 43.68 % -
Akan-Ahafo 102,000 102,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 % -
Akan-Akwamu 65,000 65,000 Akan Christianity 88.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Akwapem 746,000 746,000 Akan Christianity 92.00 % 22.00 % -
Akan-Akyem 978,000 978,000 Akan Christianity 91.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Asen 169,000 169,000 Akan Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Dankyira 148,000 148,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 % -
 Akan-Fante 3,264,000 3,289,000 Akan Christianity 62.00 % 33.70 % -
 Akan-Kwawu 528,000 528,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 % -
Akpafu, Lolobi 86,000 86,000 Siwu Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Akposso 12,000 242,000 Ikposo Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 % -
 Akyode 16,000 16,000 Gikyode Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Anufo, Chokossi 109,000 219,000 Anufo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 2
Anum-Boso 21,000 21,000 Gua Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Anyi 79,000 1,185,000 Anyin Christianity 73.00 % 20.00 % -
Anyimere 1,100 1,100 Animere Christianity 65.00 % 21.00 % -
 Arab 3,000 409,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Avatime, Sideme 37,000 37,000 Avatime Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Banda, Nafana 94,000 98,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Bassar, Ntcham 201,000 400,000 Ntcham Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 10.00 % -
Baule 4,400 4,001,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 % -
 Bimoba, Moba 238,000 238,000 Bimoba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Birifor, Southern 193,000 201,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 % -
 Bissa 256,000 1,015,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 14.00 % -
 Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang 42,000 182,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 11.00 % -
 Bowili, Tuwuli 18,000 18,000 Tuwuli Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 % -
 British 8,400 53,604,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brong 1,405,000 1,644,000 Abron Islam 48.00 % 24.96 % -
 Buem 75,000 83,000 Lelemi Christianity 95.00 % 24.00 % -
 Builsa, Buli 200,000 200,000 Buli Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.00 % -
Chakali 9,200 9,200 Chakali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 1
Chala 4,600 4,600 Chala Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
Cherepon 157,000 157,000 Cherepon Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
 Chinese, general 11,000 15,617,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 3.00 % -
 Dagaaba, Southern 1,100,000 1,100,000 Dagaare, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 22.46 % -
 Dagomba 1,319,000 1,331,000 Dagbani Islam 22.00 % 8.74 % -
Dangme 1,216,000 1,216,000 Dangme Christianity 93.00 % 37.44 % -
 Deaf 228,000 46,963,000 Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.40 % -
 Deg, Mo 51,000 53,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 14.00 % -
Dompo 1,500 1,500 Dompo Islam 19.00 % 5.00 % -
Efutu, Awutu 154,000 154,000 Awutu Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 % -
 Ewe 3,978,000 5,995,000 Ewe Christianity 93.00 % 46.18 % -
 Fon 15,000 2,019,000 Fon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Foodo 1,100 43,000 Foodo Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 French 12,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Maasina 4,800 1,233,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.10 % 0.04 % 1
 Ga, Amina 888,000 905,000 Ga Christianity 92.00 % 23.00 % -
 German 4,600 66,124,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Gonja, Ngbanyito 369,000 369,000 Gonja Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 7
 Gur, Farefare 521,000 576,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 14.00 % -
 Hanga 10,000 10,000 Hanga Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hausa 290,000 48,208,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Ibibio 62,000 6,110,000 Ibibio Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
Ife 39,000 234,000 Ife Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 22.00 % -
 Igbo 64,000 29,816,000 Igbo Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 % -
 Jula, Dyula 31,000 5,198,000 Jula Islam 1.00 % 0.70 % 1
Jwira-Pepesa 28,000 28,000 Jwira-Pepesa Christianity 64.00 % 19.00 % -
 Kabiye 46,000 1,284,000 Kabiye Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 4.00 % -
Kalabari, Ijo 46,000 536,000 Kalabari Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 % -
 Kamara 7,700 7,700 Kamara Islam 6.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kantosi 3,500 3,500 Kantosi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Kasem 178,000 292,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 4.00 % -
Koma, Konni 5,900 5,900 Konni Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 3.00 % -
 Konkomba 990,000 1,093,000 Konkomba Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 8.00 % -
 Kotokoli, Tem 160,000 446,000 Tem Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
Krache 87,000 93,000 Krache Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 % -
Kru 30,000 329,000 Klao Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Kulango, Bouna 32,000 289,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kusaal 633,000 652,000 Kusaal Christianity 61.00 % 12.00 % -
Lama 3,100 370,000 Lama Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 7.00 % -
 Larteh, Gua 113,000 113,000 Larteh Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
 Ligbi 23,000 31,000 Ligbi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Lobi 9,300 637,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 % -
Logba 12,000 12,000 Logba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mamprusi, Manpelle 377,000 393,000 Mampruli Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 % 8
 Mandingo, Mandinka 5,700 1,991,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mossi 484,000 11,717,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 10.00 % -
Namnam 59,000 59,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Nankansi 205,000 205,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nanumba 72,000 72,000 Dagbani Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
Nawdm 7,700 189,000 Nawdm Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nawuri 22,000 22,000 Nawuri Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 % -
Nchumbulu 2,800 2,800 Nchumbulu Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Nchumburu, Kyombaron 100,000 100,000 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
Nchumunu, Dwang 13,000 13,000 Dwang Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 % -
Nkami 9,100 9,100 Nkami Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 % -
 Nkonya 24,000 24,000 Nkonya Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
Ntrubo 17,000 26,000 Delo Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
Nyangbo, Tutrugbu 9,900 9,900 Nyangbo Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 13.00 % -
Nzema, Appolo 356,000 477,000 Nzema Christianity 98.00 % 18.00 % -
Prang, Kplang 2,500 2,500 Kplang Christianity 65.00 % 19.00 % -
 Safaliba, Safazo 9,100 9,100 Safaliba Islam 10.00 % 7.50 % -
Santrokofi, Sele 17,000 17,000 Selee Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 % -
 Sefwi 385,000 402,000 Sehwi Christianity 78.00 % 19.00 % -
 Sekpele 36,000 36,000 Sekpele Christianity 93.00 % 22.00 % -
Sisaala, Pasaale 55,000 55,000 Paasaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Sisaala, Tumulung 162,000 162,000 Sisaala, Tumulung Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Sisaala, Western 46,000 46,000 Sisaala, Western Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 9,400 1,799,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 South Asian, general 12,000 10,836,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Tafi, Tegbo 6,800 6,800 Tafi Islam 20.00 % 13.00 % -
Tamprusi, Tampele 25,000 25,000 Tampulma Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 7.00 % -
 Vagla 17,000 17,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
 Wala 101,000 101,000 Wali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 2
Wasa 325,000 325,000 Wasa Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 % -
 Yeji 3,100 3,100 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Yoruba 484,000 35,901,000 Yoruba Islam 29.00 % 12.00 % -
 Zarma 9,100 4,096,000 Zarma Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
  Totals:  111 30,338,000       19   62.40 % 25.89 % 41 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 80,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 30,418,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   30,338,000 111 19 17.1 % 1,594,000 5.3 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,169,000 953.2 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,931,000 2,485.1 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,922,000 662.3 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,286,000 383.3 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
30,338,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abron abr 1 0 Translation Started
Adangbe adq 1 0 Translation Needed
Adele ade 1 0 New Testament
Ahanta aha 1 0 New Testament
Akan aka 9 0 Complete Bible
Animere anf 1 0 Unspecified
Anufo cko 1 1 New Testament
Anyin any 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Avatime avn 1 0 New Testament
Awutu afu 1 0 Translation Needed
Baoule bci 1 0 Complete Bible
Bimoba bim 1 0 Complete Bible
Birifor, Southern biv 1 0 New Testament
Bisa bib 1 0 New Testament
Buli bwu 1 0 New Testament
Chakali cli 1 1 Translation Started
Chala cll 1 1 Translation Started
Cherepon cpn 1 0 Translation Needed
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chumburung ncu 2 0 Complete Bible
Dagaare, Southern dga 1 0 New Testament
Dagbani dag 2 1 Complete Bible
Dangme ada 1 0 Complete Bible
Deg mzw 1 0 Complete Bible
Delo ntr 1 0 New Testament
Dompo doy 1 0 Unspecified
Dwang nnu 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
Farefare gur 3 0 Complete Bible
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
Foodo fod 1 1 Bible Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 New Testament
Ga gaa 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Ghanaian Sign Language gse 1 0 Bible Portions
Gikyode acd 1 0 New Testament
Gonja gjn 1 1 Complete Bible
Gua gwx 1 0 Translation Needed
Hanga hag 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ibibio ibb 1 0 Bible Portions
Ife ife 1 0 New Testament
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete Bible
Ikposo kpo 1 0 New Testament
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete Bible
Jwira-Pepesa jwi 1 0 Translation Needed
Kabiye kbp 1 0 Complete Bible
Kalabari ijn 1 0 Complete Bible
Kamara jmr 1 0 Translation Needed
Kantosi xkt 1 1 Translation Needed
Kasem xsm 1 0 Complete Bible
Klao klu 1 0 Complete Bible
Konkomba xon 1 0 Complete Bible
Konni kma 1 0 New Testament
Kplang kph 1 0 Translation Needed
Krache kye 1 0 Bible Portions
Kulango, Bondoukou kzc 1 0 New Testament
Kulango, Bouna nku 1 0 Translation Started
Kusaal kus 1 0 Complete Bible
Lama las 1 0 New Testament
Larteh lar 1 0 Translation Needed
Lelemi lef 1 0 Complete Bible
Ligbi lig 1 1 Translation Needed
Lobi lob 1 0 New Testament
Logba lgq 1 0 Translation Started
Mampruli maw 1 1 New Testament
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Nafaanra nfr 1 0 Complete Bible
Nawdm nmz 1 0 New Testament
Nawuri naw 1 0 New Testament
Nchumbulu nlu 1 0 Translation Needed
Nkami nkq 1 0 Translation Needed
Nkonya nko 1 0 New Testament
Ntcham bud 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyangbo nyb 1 0 Translation Started
Nzema nzi 1 0 Complete Bible
Paasaal sig 1 0 New Testament
Safaliba saf 1 0 Bible Portions
Sehwi sfw 1 0 New Testament
Sekpele lip 1 0 New Testament
Selee snw 1 0 New Testament
Sisaala, Tumulung sil 1 0 Complete Bible
Sisaala, Western ssl 1 0 Bible Portions
Siwu akp 1 0 New Testament
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 New Testament
Tafi tcd 1 0 Translation Started
Tampulma tpm 1 0 Complete Bible
Tem kdh 1 1 Bible Portions
Tuwuli bov 1 0 New Testament
Vagla vag 1 0 Complete Bible
Wali wlx 1 1 Complete Bible
Wasa wss 1 0 Translation Needed
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 99 111 19   39 65 61 93 8

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 25.9 %)
62.4 %
Ethnic Religions
14.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
22.4 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
33.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
38.7 %
Roman Catholic
27.1 %
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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  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Ghana Statistics
People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 19  (17.1%)
Population 30,338,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 1,594,000  (5.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 41
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 62.4%
Percent Evangelical 25.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.5%
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 56%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code GH
Official Language(s) EnglishEwe
Literacy Rate 71%
Estimated Illiterate Population 8,798,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.