Hanga in Ghana

The Hanga have only been reported in Ghana
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Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Hanga live in an area about 500 square kilometers in size. The area is roughly in the center of Dagombe district, some 20 to 50 kilometers North-east of Damongo. The Hanga are farmers whose main crops are yams, millet, guinea corn, maize, groundnuts, neri and cassava. The family farms in a group. The Tsetse fly and lack of good pasture prevents the rearing of cattle. Some Hangas migrate in search of better farmland.

Though there are varying accounts of origin it seems to be agreed that the Hanga came from the west, perhaps near Bole of from Bouna (nearly 20 miles the other side of the Ivory Coast border).

The area was an important Muslim and commercial center, being on an important trade route from Bouna and Bole to Salaga and Yendi. With the creation of a border between Bouna and Ghana trade routes changed and the areas importance declined. Islamic activity has also reduced with the centers decline. There are very few churches in the area and Christianity has yet to make an impact.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Hanga
People Name in Country Hanga
Alternate Names Luhya; Wanga
Population this Country 12,000
Population all Countries 12,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12058
ROP3 Code 103704
ROP25 Code 302971
ROP25 Name Hanga
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern region: southeast of Mole Game Reserve, Damongo district; Murugu is biggest village.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern region: southeast of Mole Game Reserve, Damongo district; Murugu is biggest village..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
27.00 %
Ethnic Religions
68.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Hanga
Language Code hag   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Northern Hanga
Dialect Code 10553   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hanga
Language Code hag   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Northern Hanga
Dialect Code 10553   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hanga
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