Vagla, Vagala in Ghana


Population
15,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Vagla people live in an area of about 800 square miles. The area is a crescent shaped chain of villages on the road linking Dabori, Tuna (the chief town), Swala, and Grup, in Bole district. Birifors and Ginjas share the villages with the Vagla people. The Vagla are farmers who live in compounds in villages. The compounds are joined together so the Vagla village appears to be a single construction. They raise yams, guinea corn, beans, groundnuts, okra, pepper and pumpkins. Often young men and women migrate in search of cash incomes, usually to Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

The people separated from the Sisaala over a quarrel about a fetish ceremony. They left the Sisaala region and most have settled in this Vagla region. This is thought to have occurred in the 1600's so the Vagla have been in their present homeland for over 3 centuries. Islam is quite strong in surrounding areas and was introduced to the Vagla before 1900. However Islam faces resistance because it is the religion of the dominant tribes in the area, the Gonjas. Christianity was introduced in 1942 and since then churches have been planted in the area.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vagla
People Name in Country Vagla, Vagala
Population in Ghana 15,000
World Population 15,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Paxala
People ID 15761
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northern region: Damongo district, near Sawla. West central.   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: Damongo district, near Sawla. West central..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Vagla (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: vag   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Vagla (15,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: vag   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Vagla

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1969-2003)
New Testament Yes   (1977-2009)
Complete Bible No
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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 Vagla
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
40.00 %
Ethnic Religions
55.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
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