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, Ashanti, Twi 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 64,354,000 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 10,428,000 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
Bible
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 NT
Ahanta aha 1 0 NT
Akan aka 9 0 Complete
Animere anf 1 0
Anufo cko 1 1 NT
Anyin any 1 0 NT
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Portions
Avatime avn 1 0
Awutu afu 1 0
Baoule bci 1 0 Complete
Bimoba bim 1 0 Complete
Birifor, Southern biv 1 0 NT
Bisa bib 1 0 NT
Buli bwu 1 0 NT
Chakali cli 1 1
Chala cll 1 1
Cherepon cpn 1 0
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete
Chumburung ncu 2 0 Complete
Dagaare, Southern dga 1 0 NT
Dagbani dag 2 1 Complete
Dangme ada 1 0 Complete
Deg mzw 1 0 Complete
Delo ntr 1 0 NT
Dompo doy 1 0
Dwang nnu 1 0
English eng 2 0 Complete
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete
Farefare gur 3 0 Complete
Fon fon 1 0 Complete
Foodo fod 1 1 Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 NT
Ga gaa 1 0 Complete
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete
Ghanaian Sign Language gse 1 0 Portions
Gikyode acd 1 0 NT
Gonja gjn 1 1 Complete
Gua gwx 1 0
Hanga hag 1 0 NT
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete
Ibibio ibb 1 0
Ife ife 1 0 NT
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete
Ikposo kpo 1 0 Portions
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete
Jwira-Pepesa jwi 1 0
Kabiye kbp 1 0 Complete
Kalabari ijn 1 0 NT
Kamara jmr 1 0
Kantosi xkt 1 1
Kasem xsm 1 0 NT
Klao klu 1 0 Complete
Konkomba xon 1 0 Complete
Konni kma 1 0 NT
Kplang kph 1 0
Krache kye 1 0
Kulango, Bondoukou kzc 1 0 NT
Kulango, Bouna nku 1 0
Kusaal kus 1 0 Complete
Lama las 1 0 NT
Larteh lar 1 0
Lelemi lef 1 0 Complete
Ligbi lig 1 1
Lobi lob 1 0 NT
Logba lgq 1 0
Mampruli maw 1 1 NT
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete
Moore mos 1 0 Complete
Nafaanra nfr 1 0 Complete
Nawdm nmz 1 0 NT
Nawuri naw 1 0 NT
Nchumbulu nlu 1 0
Nkami nkq 1 0
Nkonya nko 1 0 NT
Ntcham bud 1 0 Complete
Nyangbo nyb 1 0
Nzema nzi 1 0 Complete
Paasaal sig 1 0 NT
Safaliba saf 1 0 Portions
Sehwi sfw 1 0 NT
Sekpele lip 1 0 NT
Selee snw 1 0 NT
Sisaala, Tumulung sil 1 0 Complete
Sisaala, Western ssl 1 0 Portions
Siwu akp 1 0 NT
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 NT
Tafi tcd 1 0
Tampulma tpm 1 0 Complete
Tem kdh 1 1 Portions
Tuwuli bov 1 0 NT
Vagla vag 1 0 NT
Wali wlx 1 1 Complete
Wasa wss 1 0
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete
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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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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