Moba in Togo


Population
416,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Moba are a mainly agricultural group settled along northern Togo in villages of extended family groups. Legends of their origin tell of immigrants from Fada N'Gourma who rode in on the backs of hartebeests, and other Moba who came down on a rope from heaven.

The traditional religion of ancestral worship is a common part of their lives. Even those who call themselves Christians, especially the Catholics, are likely to take part in sacrifices to placate the spirit world. The Catholic Church and the Assemblies of God first began working with the Moba in the late 1930s. In the 1970s, the Pentecostal, Lutheran, and Southern Baptist missions also began church planting in the Moba area which presently has about 70 churches. The Moba Christians are growing at a steady rate but seem to be lacking a firm faith grounded on studying the New Testament, which is now available. This poses a problem for understanding the Lord and relating to His love within their daily lives. In addition to the need for studying the Bible, there are basic needs for reliable water supply and adequate health care.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Moba
People Name in Country Moba
Population in Togo 416,000
World Population 419,700
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bimoba, Moab, Moaba
People ID 13753
ROP3 Code 106692
Country Togo
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest Savanes region: Tandjoare prefecture, into Tone and Oti prefectures, mainly Dapaong and Bombouaka towns.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Togo
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northwest Savanes region: Tandjoare prefecture, into Tone and Oti prefectures, mainly Dapaong and Bombouaka towns..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Moba
Language Code mfq   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Moba
Primary Language Moba
Language Code mfq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Moba

Primary Language:  Moba

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1941-1984)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2008)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio 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 - Lok (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament- Moba (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Moba
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
30.00 %
Ethnic Religions
70.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
75.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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