Hanga in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Hanga only in Ghana
Population
9,700
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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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People Name General Hanga
People Name in Country Hanga
Population in Ghana 9,700
World Population 9,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Luhya, Wanga
People ID 12058
ROP3 Code 103704
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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 West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern region: southeast of Mole Game Reserve, Damongo district; Murugu is biggest village..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Hanga   People group listing
Language Code: hag   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Northern Hanga
Dialect Code: 10553   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Hanga   People group listing
Language Code: hag   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Northern Hanga
Dialect Code: 10553   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Hanga

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1982)
New Testament Yes   (1983)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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 Hanga
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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