Country: Ghana

Number of People Groups

112

People Groups Unreached

19 (17.0%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

28,567,000

Population in Unreached

1,513,000 (5.3%)

Literacy Rate

71 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

62.3%

% Evangelical

22.12%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Adan, Adangbe 6,500 11,000 Adangbe Christianity 95.00 % 23.00 %
 Ahanta 208,000 208,000 Ahanta Christianity 90.00 % 23.00 %
 Akan 4,322,000 4,975,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 35.00 %
Akan-Ahafo 97,000 97,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 %
Akan-Akwamu 61,000 61,000 Akan Christianity 88.00 % 21.00 %
Akan-Akwapem 708,000 708,000 Akan Christianity 92.00 % 22.00 %
Akan-Akyem 929,000 929,000 Akan Christianity 91.00 % 21.00 %
Akan-Asen 161,000 161,000 Akan Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
Akan-Dankyira 140,000 140,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 %
 Akan-Fante 3,089,000 3,112,000 Akan Christianity 62.00 % 27.00 %
 Akan-Kwawu 501,000 501,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 %
Akpafu, Lolobi 81,000 81,000 Siwu Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 %
 Akposso 11,000 225,000 Ikposo Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 %
 Akyode 15,000 15,000 Gikyode Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 %
 Anufo, Chokossi 103,000 206,000 Anufo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 %
Anum-Boso 20,000 20,000 Gua Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 %
 Anyi 75,000 1,110,000 Anyin Christianity 73.00 % 20.00 %
Anyimere 1,000 1,000 Animere Christianity 65.00 % 21.00 %
 Arab 2,800 793,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 %
Avatime, Sideme 35,000 35,000 Avatime Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 %
 Banda, Nafana 89,000 93,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 %
 Bassar, Ntcham 191,000 376,000 Ntcham Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 10.00 %
Baule 4,200 4,677,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 20.00 %
 Bimoba, Moba 226,000 226,000 Bimoba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Birifor, Southern 183,000 190,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 %
 Bissa 243,000 963,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 14.00 %
 Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang 39,000 170,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 11.00 %
 Bowili, Tuwuli 17,000 17,000 Tuwuli Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 %
 British 8,000 51,834,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 %
Brong 1,324,000 1,547,000 Abron Islam 48.00 % 20.00 %
 Buem 72,000 80,000 Lelemi Christianity 95.00 % 24.00 %
 Builsa, Buli 190,000 190,000 Buli Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.00 %
Chakali 8,800 8,800 Chakali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 %
Chala 4,400 4,400 Chala Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 %
Cherepon 149,000 149,000 Cherepon Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 %
 Chinese, general 11,000 8,903,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 3.00 %
 Coloured 66,000 6,137,000 English Christianity 85.00 % 19.00 %
 Dagaaba, Southern 1,035,000 1,035,000 Dagaare, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 18.00 %
 Dagomba 1,242,000 1,254,000 Dagbani Islam 22.00 % 7.00 %
Dangme 1,154,000 1,154,000 Dangme Christianity 93.00 % 30.00 %
 Deaf Unknown Unknown Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.00 % 0.01 %
 Deg, Mo 49,000 51,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 14.00 %
Dompo 1,500 1,500 Dompo Islam 19.00 % 5.00 %
Efutu, Awutu 146,000 146,000 Awutu Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 %
 Ewe 3,756,000 5,625,000 Ewe Christianity 93.00 % 37.00 %
 Fon 15,000 2,643,000 Fon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 %
 Foodo 1,000 42,000 Foodo Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 French 12,000 49,762,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani, Maasina 4,600 1,183,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.10 % 0.04 %
 Ga, Amina 843,000 901,000 Ga Christianity 92.00 % 23.00 %
 German 4,400 64,417,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 %
 Gonja, Ngbanyito 351,000 351,000 Gonja Islam 4.00 % 0.50 %
Gur, Farefare 494,000 546,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 14.00 %
 Hanga 9,900 9,900 Hanga Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 5.00 %
 Hausa 275,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Ibibio 59,000 5,889,000 Ibibio Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 %
Ife 37,000 214,000 Ife Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 22.00 %
 Igbo 61,000 28,966,000 Igbo Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 %
 Jula, Dyula 29,000 4,801,000 Jula Islam 1.00 % 0.70 %
Jwira-Pepesa 26,000 26,000 Jwira-Pepesa Christianity 64.00 % 19.00 %
 Kabiye 44,000 1,187,000 Kabiye Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 4.00 %
Kalabari, Ijo 44,000 516,000 Kalabari Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 %
 Kamara 7,300 7,300 Kamara Islam 6.00 % 1.50 %
Kantosi 3,400 3,400 Kantosi Islam 1.00 % 0.20 %
 Kasem 169,000 278,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 4.00 %
Koma, Konni 5,600 5,600 Konni Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 3.00 %
 Konkomba 940,000 1,036,000 Konkomba Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 8.00 %
 Kotokoli, Tem 152,000 420,000 Tem Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
Krache 83,000 88,000 Krache Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 %
Kru 28,000 316,000 Klao Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 %
 Kulango, Bouna 31,000 272,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 %
 Kusaal 601,000 633,000 Kusaal Christianity 61.00 % 12.00 %
Lama 2,900 350,000 Lama Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 7.00 %
 Larteh, Gua 107,000 107,000 Larteh Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 %
 Ligbi 22,000 29,000 Ligbi Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Lobi 8,800 565,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 %
Logba 11,000 11,000 Logba Christianity 83.00 % 15.00 %
 Lolo, Adele 16,000 44,000 Adele Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 %
 Mamprusi, Manpelle 358,000 373,000 Mampruli Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Mandingo, Mandinka 5,400 1,932,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.50 %
 Mossi 460,000 11,143,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 10.00 %
Namnam 56,000 56,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 %
Nankansi 194,000 194,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 3.00 %
 Nanumba 68,000 68,000 Dagbani Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.80 %
Nawdm 7,300 176,000 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 95,000 95,000 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 %
Nchumunu, Dwang 12,000 12,000 Dwang Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 %
Nkami 8,700 8,700 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 9,400 9,400 Nyangbo Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 13.00 %
Nzema, Appolo 338,000 451,000 Nzema Christianity 98.00 % 24.00 %
Prang, Kplang 2,300 2,300 Kplang Christianity 65.00 % 19.00 %
 Safaliba, Safazo 8,600 8,600 Safaliba Islam 10.00 % 4.00 %
Santrokofi, Sele 17,000 17,000 Selee Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 %
 Sefwi 366,000 382,000 Sehwi Christianity 78.00 % 19.00 %
 Sekpele 34,000 34,000 Sekpele Christianity 93.00 % 22.00 %
Sisaala, Pasaale 53,000 53,000 Paasaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 %
 Sisaala, Tumulung 154,000 154,000 Sisaala, Tumulung Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 %
 Sisaala, Western 44,000 44,000 Sisaala, Western Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 8,900 1,698,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 2.00 % 0.30 %
 South Asian, general 12,000 10,458,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 %
 Tafi, Tegbo 6,400 6,400 Tafi Islam 20.00 % 13.00 %
Tamprusi, Tampele 23,000 23,000 Tampulma Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 7.00 %
 Vagla 16,000 16,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 %
 Wala 96,000 96,000 Wali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 %
Wasa 309,000 309,000 Wasa Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 %
 Yeji 2,900 2,900 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Yoruba 460,000 36,036,000 Yoruba Islam 29.00 % 12.00 %
 Zarma 8,700 3,832,000 Zarma Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %
  Totals:  112 28,567,000       19   62.35 % 22.12 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 90,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 28,657,000              
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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
Adangbe adq 1 0
Adele ade 1 0 New Testament
Ahanta aha 1 0 New Testament
Akan aka 9 0 Complete Bible
Animere anf 1 0
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
Awutu afu 1 0
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
Chala cll 1 1
Cherepon cpn 1 0
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
Dwang nnu 1 0
English eng 2 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
Hanga hag 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ibibio ibb 1 0
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
Kabiye kbp 1 0 Complete Bible
Kalabari ijn 1 0 New Testament
Kamara jmr 1 0
Kantosi xkt 1 1
Kasem xsm 1 0 New Testament
Klao klu 1 0 Complete Bible
Konkomba xon 1 0 Complete Bible
Konni kma 1 0 New Testament
Kplang kph 1 0
Krache kye 1 0
Kulango, Bondoukou kzc 1 0 New Testament
Kulango, Bouna nku 1 0
Kusaal kus 1 0 Complete Bible
Lama las 1 0 New Testament
Larteh lar 1 0
Lelemi lef 1 0 Complete Bible
Ligbi lig 1 1
Lobi lob 1 0 New Testament
Logba lgq 1 0
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
Nkami nkq 1 0
Nkonya nko 1 0 New Testament
Ntcham bud 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyangbo nyb 1 0
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
Tampulma tpm 1 0 Complete Bible
Tem kdh 1 1 Bible Portions
Tuwuli bov 1 0 New Testament
Vagla vag 1 0 New Testament
Wali wlx 1 1 Complete Bible
Wasa wss 1 0
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 99 112 19   17 62 58 93 8

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
38.9 %
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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  • Church planting agencies in Ghana
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  • Christian literature distribution
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  • Urban ministries
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  • Christian medical outreaches

Ghana Statistics
People Groups 112
Unreached People Groups 19  (17.0%)
Population 28,567,000
Population in Unreached 1,513,000  (5.3%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 45 to 67
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 8,284,000
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 62.3%
Percent Evangelical 22.1%
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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