Deg, Mo in Ghana


Population
47,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Their language is Deg which is a member of the Gur-Grussi family of languages and they are closely related linguistically to Sisaala, Tampulma, Chakali, Kasem and in particular to Vagla. History has it that all these groups were together in the Sisaala area; one day there was an argument over a dog's head after a ritual and they split up resulting in the Deg and Vagla travelling further south to live separately in their own lands.


Where Are they Located?

The Deg are a minority language group located in two administrative districts, Kintampo District at the north-western border of Brong Ahafo, and Bole District at the south-western border in the Northern Region.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Religion amongst the Deg used to be mainly Traditional African Religion with some of them following Islam, but church outreach and the work of the Ghana Institute of Linguistics, Literacy and Bible Translation (GILLBT) have made a significant difference so that there are now many more Christians. The Methodist Church is believed to have been the first church outreach to the Deg around 1935, then the Catholic Church in the 1940's followed by the Christ Apostolic Church, the Seventh Day Adventists, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana, and then the church of Pentecost and the New Apostolic Church. The language of wider communication in the area is Twi and this is taught in the schools and used for worship in the churches.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Deg
People Name in Country Deg, Mo
Population in Ghana 47,000
World Population 48,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Aculo, Buro, Ching, Degha, Janela, Mak, Mmfo, Mo, Mo Jia, Mo Min, Mochia, Mohua, Panyam, Sou Miao
People ID 11522
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kintampo District at the north-western border of Brong, Ahafo Bole District at the south-western border in the Northern Region   Source:  Field worker
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kintampo District at the north-western border of Brong, Ahafo Bole District at the south-western border in the Northern Region.   Source:  Field worker

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Deg (47,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mzw   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Deg (47,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: mzw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Deg

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1996-2001)
New Testament Yes   (1996)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
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
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Photo Source: Wycliffe Global Alliance  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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