Country: Ghana

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

19 (17.1%)

Progress Level

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Total
Population

30,984,000

Population in Unreached

1,628,000 (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 Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Adan, Adangbe 7,000 12,000 Adangbe Christianity 95.00 % 23.00 % -
 Adele 20,000 58,000 Adele Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Ahanta 224,000 224,000 Ahanta Christianity 90.00 % 23.00 % -
 Akan 4,672,000 5,405,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 43.68 % -
Akan-Ahafo 105,000 105,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 % -
Akan-Akwamu 66,000 66,000 Akan Christianity 88.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Akwapem 762,000 762,000 Akan Christianity 92.00 % 22.00 % -
Akan-Akyem 999,000 999,000 Akan Christianity 91.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Asen 173,000 173,000 Akan Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Dankyira 151,000 151,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 % -
 Akan-Fante 3,335,000 3,360,000 Akan Christianity 62.00 % 33.70 % -
 Akan-Kwawu 539,000 539,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 % -
Akpafu, Lolobi 88,000 88,000 Siwu Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Akposso 12,000 246,000 Ikposo Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 % -
 Akyode 16,000 16,000 Gikyode Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Anufo, Chokossi 111,000 223,000 Anufo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 2
Anum-Boso 21,000 21,000 Gua Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Anyi 81,000 1,596,000 Anyin Christianity 73.00 % 20.00 % -
Anyimere 1,100 1,100 Animere Christianity 65.00 % 21.00 % -
 Arab 3,000 496,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Avatime, Sideme 31,000 31,000 Avatime Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Banda, Nafana 96,000 101,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Bassar, Ntcham 206,000 410,000 Ntcham Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 10.00 % -
 Baule 4,100 4,103,000 Baoule Christianity 52.00 % 24.00 % -
 Bimoba, Moba 243,000 243,000 Bimoba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Birifor, Southern 197,000 205,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 % -
 Bissa 261,000 1,040,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 14.00 % -
 Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang 42,000 185,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 11.00 % -
 Bowili, Tuwuli 18,000 18,000 Tuwuli Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 % -
 British 8,600 53,901,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brong 1,435,000 1,670,000 Abron Islam 48.00 % 24.96 % -
 Buem 77,000 85,000 Lelemi Christianity 95.00 % 24.00 % -
 Builsa, Buli 205,000 205,000 Buli Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.00 % -
Chakali 9,400 9,400 Chakali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 1
Chala 4,700 4,700 Chala Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
Cherepon 161,000 161,000 Cherepon Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
 Chinese, general 12,000 15,378,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 3.00 % -
 Dagaaba, Southern 1,124,000 1,124,000 Dagaare, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 22.46 % -
 Dagomba 1,348,000 1,361,000 Dagbani Islam 22.00 % 8.74 % -
Dangme 1,242,000 1,242,000 Dangme Christianity 93.00 % 37.44 % -
 Deaf 233,000 47,601,000 Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.40 % -
 Deg, Mo 52,000 54,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 14.00 % -
Dompo 1,600 1,600 Dompo Islam 19.00 % 5.00 % -
Efutu, Awutu 157,000 157,000 Awutu Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 % -
 Ewe 4,064,000 6,065,000 Ewe Christianity 93.00 % 46.18 % -
 Fon 16,000 2,073,000 Fon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Foodo 1,100 44,000 Foodo Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 French 13,000 50,524,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Maasina 4,900 1,772,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.10 % 0.04 % 1
 Ga, Amina 907,000 969,000 Ga Christianity 92.00 % 23.00 % -
 German 4,700 66,334,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Gonja, Ngbanyito 377,000 377,000 Gonja Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 8
 Gur, Farefare 532,000 588,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 14.00 % -
 Hanga 11,000 11,000 Hanga Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hausa 296,000 49,590,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Ibibio 63,000 6,266,000 Ibibio Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
Ife 40,000 241,000 Ife Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 22.00 % -
 Igbo 66,000 30,592,000 Igbo Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 % -
 Jula, Dyula 32,000 4,928,000 Jula Islam 1.00 % 0.70 % 1
Jwira-Pepesa 28,000 28,000 Jwira-Pepesa Christianity 64.00 % 19.00 % -
 Kabiye 47,000 1,315,000 Kabiye Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 4.00 % -
Kalabari, Ijo 47,000 549,000 Kalabari Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 % -
 Kamara 7,900 7,900 Kamara Islam 6.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kantosi 3,600 3,600 Kantosi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 % 1
 Kasem 181,000 298,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 4.00 % -
Koma, Konni 6,000 6,000 Konni Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 3.00 % -
 Konkomba 1,012,000 1,117,000 Konkomba Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 8.00 % -
 Kotokoli, Tem 163,000 456,000 Tem Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
Krache 89,000 95,000 Krache Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 % -
Kru 30,000 422,000 Klao Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Kulango, Bouna 33,000 297,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kusaal 646,000 666,000 Kusaal Christianity 61.00 % 12.00 % -
Lama 3,100 379,000 Lama Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 7.00 % -
 Larteh, Gua 115,000 115,000 Larteh Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
 Ligbi 24,000 32,000 Ligbi Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
 Lobi 9,500 656,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 % -
Logba 12,000 12,000 Logba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mamprusi, Manpelle 385,000 402,000 Mampruli Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 % 8
 Mandingo, Mandinka 5,800 2,197,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mossi 495,000 12,453,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 10.00 % -
Namnam 60,000 60,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Nankansi 209,000 209,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nanumba 73,000 73,000 Dagbani Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Nawdm 7,900 193,000 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 102,000 102,000 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
Nchumunu, Dwang 13,000 13,000 Dwang Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 % -
Nkami 9,300 9,300 Nkami Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 % -
 Nkonya 25,000 25,000 Nkonya Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
Ntrubo 17,000 26,000 Delo Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
Nyangbo, Tutrugbu 10,000 10,000 Nyangbo Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 13.00 % -
Nzema, Appolo 364,000 488,000 Nzema Christianity 98.00 % 18.00 % -
Prang, Kplang 2,500 2,500 Kplang Christianity 65.00 % 19.00 % -
 Safaliba, Safazo 9,300 9,300 Safaliba Islam 10.00 % 7.50 % -
Santrokofi, Sele 18,000 18,000 Selee Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 % -
 Sefwi 394,000 412,000 Sehwi Christianity 78.00 % 19.00 % -
 Sekpele 37,000 37,000 Sekpele Christianity 93.00 % 22.00 % -
Sisaala, Pasaale 57,000 57,000 Paasaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Sisaala, Tumulung 165,000 165,000 Sisaala, Tumulung Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Sisaala, Western 47,000 47,000 Sisaala, Western Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 9,600 1,972,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 South Asian, general 13,000 12,154,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Tafi, Tegbo 6,900 6,900 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 103,000 103,000 Wali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 2
Wasa 332,000 332,000 Wasa Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 % -
 Yeji 3,100 3,100 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Yoruba 495,000 36,811,000 Yoruba Islam 29.00 % 12.00 % -
 Zarma 9,300 4,571,000 Zarma Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 1
  Totals:  111 30,984,000         19 62.40 % 25.89 % 42 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 89,000                
  UN Country Population (2020) 31,073,000                
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Provinces Estimated
Population
Ahafo 613,000
Ashanti 5,925,000
Bono (Brong Ahafo) 1,169,000
Bono East 1,134,000
Central 2,606,000
Eastern 3,319,000
Greater Accra 5,056,000
North East 589,000
Northern 1,949,000
Oti 760,000
Savannah 595,000
Upper East 1,303,000
Upper West 869,000
Volta 1,908,000
Western 2,215,000
Western North 949,000
Provinces:  16 30,959,000
UN Country Population 31,073,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 287,718,000 928.6 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 765,974,000 2,472.2 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 205,728,000 664.0 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 114,521,000 369.6 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
30,984,000



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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 Started
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 Needed
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 Bible Portions
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 Complete Bible
Tafi tcd 1 0 Translation Started
Tampulma tpm 1 0 Complete Bible
Tem kdh 1 1 New Testament
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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Ghana Statistics
People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 19  (17.1%)
Population 30,984,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 1,628,000  (5.3%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 62.4%
Percent Evangelical 25.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 42
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 8,985,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked

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