Gangam in Benin

Largest Religion
Main Language
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Introduction / History

The Ngangam are a sudanic people in Northern Togo, who live south of the mountain zone of the Dapango region. Their center of economic and religious life is in Gando. They speak Nyamngan. They are considered a part to the Bimoba people.

The Ngangam herd cattle and camel and are also subsistence agriculturalist. They grow millet, guinea corn, groundnuts, beans, pepper and potatoes. During the dry season they hunt for food.

They live in a compound, which housees the man and his wives and children and sometimes the man's sons and their children.

The Ngangam are a people proud of their heritage. They have resisted many forces of change to their cultural heritage as long as they could, but much of their traditional land has become game reserve.

Some Christian movements have begun among the Ngangam but the existing churches are very weak and in need of much growth before they become an indigenously structured body in Christ.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Gangam
People Name in Country Gangam
Population in Benin 33,000
World Population 95,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 3
Alternate Names Dye, Ngangan
People ID 11817
ROP3 Code 103199
Primary Language: Ngangam (33,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gng   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Ngangam (33,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gng   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Ngangam

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2000-2007)
New Testament Yes   (2011)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Ngangam
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Uwien ya Jɔtiefɛ̀nku ya gbɔnku
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
0.00 %
10.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
12.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
3.0 %
15.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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