Chala in Ghana

The Challa have only been reported in Ghana
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

There are more than 100 people groups in Ghana, about 19 of which remain unreached. One of these is the Chala people, who resist both Christianity and Islam.


Where Are they Located?

The Chala people only live in the West African country of Ghana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

As a small people group in Ghana where Islam and Christianity co-exist, the Chala people are trying to maintain their own culture and religion. Converting to one of the major world religions like Islam or Christianity is viewed as being like joining another tribe. There are a small number of Christians among them and no Muslims.


What Are Their Beliefs?

How many people would there have to be before you would devote 15 years of your life to translating the Scriptures for them? Would you do that for a people group of only 4,200? Bible translators have to struggle with such questions in a country like Ghana where there are small people groups. Those producing radio broadcasts, the JESUS Film, and gospel recordings would ask the same questions. Only Global Recordings Network has produced materials in the language of the Chala people, and you can listen to them online. It is a much simpler and shorter process to produce gospel recordings than a Bible or a full-length movie.


What Are Their Needs?

The Holy Spirit needs to move in Chala communities, giving them the motivation to allow Jesus Christ to bless them with abundant life.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Challa in Ghana.

* Pray for widespread distribution of gospel recordings in the Chala language.
* Pray that their hearts will be open to the great Name of Jesus, the only Savior.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to move among Chala elders in such a way that they will see that one can follow Jesus and also be a faithful member of the Chala people.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/19022/GH
https://www.ethnologue.com/contribution/109546
http://www.globalprayerdigest.org/issue/day/chala-people-of-ghana/
https://www.peoplegroups.org/explore/GroupDetails.aspx?peid=14334
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHF2rRfAub0


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-02-13
People Name General Challa
People Name in Country Challa
Natural Name Chala
Population this Country 4,800
Population all Countries 4,800
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bagon; Bokkos; Ron-Bokkos
People ID 19022
ROP3 Code 114964
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Volta region: Nkwanta, Odomi, Ago villages; Northern region: Jadigbe village near Seipe, south of Ekumdipe is 35% Chala.   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 Volta region: Nkwanta, Odomi, Ago villages; Northern region: Jadigbe village near Seipe, south of Ekumdipe is 35% Chala..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Chala (4,800 speakers)
Language Code cll   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Chala (4,800 speakers)
Language Code cll   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Chala

Primary Language:  Chala

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.87 %)
8.00 %
Ethnic Religions
92.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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