Bimoba, Moba in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Bimoba only in Ghana
Population
226,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bimoba people inhabit an area of about 800 square kilometers covering the eastern part of Tempane-Garu and Nalerigu districts, and a similarly sized area in Togo. The chief town is Bunkpurugu and the main occupation of the people is farming.

According to the Fuzzy, the Mobas migrated south from Feda Ngourma in Burkina Faso towards the end of the 17th century, and then they were driven north by the Mamprusis and Dagombas using Chokosi mercenaries, to the part of the country that they now inhabit. They mingled with Bems and groups of Mamprusis and Konkombas to form the Bimoba people. Bimoba territory was unnaturally divided when the Ghana/Togo border was agreed upon.

Christians and Muslims look upon one another as pagans. Muslims regard Christianity as "the white man's thing"; Christians feel it is useless to witness to a Muslim as it only leads to argument. Some Bimoba people object to Islam on the ground that Muslims make people mad by the use of medicine. The Bimoba elders object to Christianity because it means giving up traditional religion.


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People Name General Bimoba
People Name in Country Bimoba, Moba
Population in Ghana 226,000
World Population 226,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Moab, Moba
People ID 10854
ROP3 Code 101453
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern region: Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo and Sabobal-Chereponi districts; Upper East region: Garu-Tempane district, south of Kusaal [kus] and north of Konkomba [xon] language areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern region: Bunkpurugu-Yunyoo and Sabobal-Chereponi districts; Upper East region: Garu-Tempane district, south of Kusaal [kus] and north of Konkomba [xon] language areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Bimoba (226,000 speakers)
Language Code bim   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bimoba
Primary Language Bimoba (226,000 speakers)
Language Code bim   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bimoba

Primary Language:  Bimoba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1971-1973)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1986-2001)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bimoba
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
20.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
10.0 %
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