Country: Ghana

Number of People Groups

111

People Groups Unreached

18 (16.2%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

31,639,000

Population in Unreached

1,658,000 (5.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

62.4%

% Evangelical

25.89%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.5%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
Adan, Adangbe 7,100 12,000 Adangbe Christianity 95.00 % 23.00 % -
 Adele 21,000 60,000 Adele Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Ahanta 228,000 228,000 Ahanta Christianity 90.00 % 23.00 % -
 Akan 4,771,000 5,519,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 43.68 % -
Akan-Ahafo 107,000 107,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 % -
Akan-Akwamu 67,000 67,000 Akan Christianity 88.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Akwapem 778,000 778,000 Akan Christianity 92.00 % 22.00 % -
Akan-Akyem 1,021,000 1,021,000 Akan Christianity 91.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Asen 177,000 177,000 Akan Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
Akan-Dankyira 154,000 154,000 Akan Christianity 70.00 % 18.00 % -
 Akan-Fante 3,405,000 3,431,000 Akan Christianity 62.00 % 33.70 % -
 Akan-Kwawu 551,000 551,000 Akan Christianity 85.00 % 20.00 % -
Akpafu, Lolobi 89,000 89,000 Siwu Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Akposso 12,000 252,000 Ikposo Christianity 90.00 % 16.00 % -
 Akyode 17,000 17,000 Gikyode Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 0.40 % -
 Anufo, Chokossi 114,000 229,000 Anufo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 2
Anum-Boso 22,000 22,000 Gua Christianity 80.00 % 21.00 % -
 Anyi 83,000 1,637,000 Anyin Christianity 73.00 % 20.00 % -
Anyimere 1,100 1,100 Animere Christianity 65.00 % 21.00 % -
 Arab 3,100 743,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 5.00 % 0.50 % 1
Avatime, Sideme 32,000 32,000 Avatime Christianity 90.00 % 21.00 % -
 Banda, Nafana 98,000 103,000 Nafaanra Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 5.00 % -
 Bassar, Ntcham 210,000 418,000 Ntcham Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 10.00 % -
 Baule 4,200 4,207,000 Baoule Christianity 52.00 % 24.00 % -
 Bimoba, Moba 249,000 249,000 Bimoba Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 6.00 % -
 Birifor, Southern 201,000 209,000 Birifor, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.00 % -
 Bissa 267,000 1,068,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 14.00 % -
 Bondoukou Kulango, Nkurang 43,000 190,000 Kulango, Bondoukou Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 11.00 % -
 Bowili, Tuwuli 18,000 18,000 Tuwuli Christianity 90.00 % 20.00 % -
 British 8,800 54,072,000 English Christianity 60.00 % 8.00 % -
 Brong 1,466,000 1,707,000 Abron Islam 48.00 % 24.96 % -
 Buem 79,000 88,000 Lelemi Christianity 95.00 % 24.00 % -
 Builsa, Buli 209,000 209,000 Buli Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.00 % -
Chakali 9,600 9,600 Chakali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 1
 Challa 4,800 4,800 Chala Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 5.87 % -
Cherepon 164,000 164,000 Cherepon Christianity 80.00 % 22.00 % -
 Chinese, general 12,000 15,473,000 Chinese, Mandarin Non-Religious 7.00 % 3.00 % -
 Dagaaba, Southern 1,148,000 1,148,000 Dagaare, Southern Christianity 75.00 % 22.46 % -
 Dagomba 1,376,000 1,389,000 Dagbani Islam 22.00 % 8.74 % -
Dangme 1,268,000 1,268,000 Dangme Christianity 93.00 % 37.44 % -
 Deaf 238,000 48,207,000 Ghanaian Sign Language Christianity 63.40 % -
 Deg, Mo 53,000 55,000 Deg Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 14.00 % -
Dompo 1,600 1,600 Dompo Islam 19.00 % 5.00 % -
Efutu, Awutu 160,000 160,000 Awutu Christianity 90.00 % 22.00 % -
 Ewe 4,150,000 6,198,000 Ewe Christianity 93.00 % 46.18 % -
 Fon 16,000 2,128,000 Fon Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 3.00 % -
 Foodo 1,100 46,000 Foodo Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 1
 French 13,000 50,609,000 French Christianity 61.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Maasina 5,000 1,823,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.10 % 0.04 % 1
 Ga, Amina 926,000 989,000 Ga Christianity 92.00 % 23.00 % -
 German 4,800 66,484,000 German, Standard Christianity 64.00 % 2.10 % -
 Gonja, Ngbanyito 385,000 385,000 Gonja Islam 4.00 % 0.50 % 8
 Gur, Farefare 543,000 601,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 37.00 % 14.00 % -
 Hanga 11,000 11,000 Hanga Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 5.00 % -
 Hausa 302,000 51,752,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 6
 Ibibio 64,000 6,426,000 Ibibio Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
Ife 41,000 247,000 Ife Ethnic Religions 39.00 % 22.00 % -
 Igbo 67,000 31,367,000 Igbo Christianity 90.00 % 24.00 % -
 Jula, Dyula 32,000 5,073,000 Jula Islam 1.00 % 0.70 % 1
Jwira-Pepesa 29,000 29,000 Jwira-Pepesa Christianity 64.00 % 19.00 % -
 Kabiye 48,000 1,346,000 Kabiye Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 4.00 % -
Kalabari, Ijo 48,000 563,000 Kalabari Christianity 97.00 % 21.00 % -
 Kamara 8,000 8,000 Kamara Islam 6.00 % 1.50 % -
 Kantosi 3,700 3,700 Kantosi Islam 2.00 % 1.92 % 1
 Kasem 185,000 306,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 4.00 % -
Koma, Konni 6,100 6,100 Konni Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 3.00 % -
 Konkomba 1,033,000 1,141,000 Konkomba Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 8.00 % -
 Kotokoli, Tem 167,000 467,000 Tem Islam 0.50 % 0.10 % 3
Krache 91,000 97,000 Krache Christianity 65.00 % 15.00 % -
Kru 31,000 433,000 Klao Christianity 95.00 % 22.00 % -
 Kulango, Bouna 34,000 305,000 Kulango, Bouna Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 7.00 % -
 Kusaal 660,000 680,000 Kusaal Christianity 61.00 % 12.00 % -
Lama 3,200 388,000 Lama Ethnic Religions 17.00 % 7.00 % -
 Larteh, Gua 118,000 118,000 Larteh Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 2.00 % -
 Ligbi 24,000 32,000 Ligbi Islam 0.02 % 0.02 % 1
 Lobi 9,700 674,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.00 % -
Logba 12,000 12,000 Logba Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 12.00 % -
 Mamprusi, Manpelle 393,000 410,000 Mampruli Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 % 8
 Mandingo, Mandinka 5,900 2,264,000 Mandinka Islam 2.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Mossi 505,000 12,799,000 Moore Ethnic Religions 26.00 % 10.00 % -
Namnam 61,000 61,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 % -
Nankansi 214,000 214,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 3.00 % -
 Nanumba 75,000 75,000 Dagbani Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 1
 Nawdm 8,000 198,000 Nawdm Ethnic Religions 30.00 % 2.00 % -
 Nawuri 23,000 23,000 Nawuri Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 % -
Nchumbulu 2,900 2,900 Nchumbulu Christianity 60.00 % 12.00 % -
Nchumburu, Kyombaron 104,000 104,000 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 45.00 % 3.00 % -
Nchumunu, Dwang 13,000 13,000 Dwang Christianity 60.00 % 11.00 % -
Nkami 9,500 9,500 Nkami Christianity 80.00 % 11.00 % -
 Nkonya 25,000 25,000 Nkonya Christianity 60.00 % 15.00 % -
Ntrubo 18,000 28,000 Delo Christianity 90.00 % 18.00 % -
Nyangbo, Tutrugbu 10,000 10,000 Nyangbo Ethnic Religions 34.00 % 13.00 % -
Nzema, Appolo 372,000 499,000 Nzema Christianity 98.00 % 18.00 % -
Prang, Kplang 2,600 2,600 Kplang Christianity 65.00 % 19.00 % -
 Safaliba, Safazo 9,400 9,400 Safaliba Islam 10.00 % 7.50 % -
Santrokofi, Sele 18,000 18,000 Selee Christianity 90.00 % 17.00 % -
 Sefwi 402,000 420,000 Esahie Christianity 78.00 % 19.00 % -
 Sekpele 38,000 38,000 Sekpele Christianity 93.00 % 22.00 % -
Sisaala, Pasaale 58,000 58,000 Paasaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.50 % -
 Sisaala, Tumulung 169,000 169,000 Sisaala, Tumulung Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 % -
 Sisaala, Western 48,000 48,000 Sisaala, Western Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 9,800 2,038,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 2.00 % 0.30 % 1
 South Asian, general 13,000 12,253,000 Hindi Hinduism 1.00 % 0.10 % 1
 Tafi, Tegbo 7,100 7,100 Tafi Islam 20.00 % 13.00 % -
Tamprusi, Tampele 26,000 26,000 Tampulma Ethnic Religions 23.00 % 7.00 % -
 Vagla 17,000 17,000 Vagla Ethnic Religions 40.00 % 12.00 % -
 Wala 105,000 105,000 Wali Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 2
Wasa 339,000 339,000 Wasa Christianity 75.00 % 17.00 % -
 Yeji 3,200 3,200 Chumburung Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Yoruba 505,000 37,743,000 Yoruba Islam 29.00 % 12.00 % -
 Zarma 9,500 4,742,000 Zarma Islam 0.50 % 0.08 % 1
  Totals:  111 31,639,000         18 62.40 % 25.89 % 41 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 93,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 31,732,000                
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Province Estimated
Population
Ahafo 613,000
Ashanti 5,925,000
Bono (Brong Ahafo) 1,169,000
Bono East 1,134,000
Central 2,606,000
Eastern 3,319,000
Greater Accra 5,056,000
North East 589,000
Northern 1,949,000
Oti 760,000
Savannah 595,000
Upper East 1,303,000
Upper West 869,000
Volta 1,908,000
Western 2,215,000
Western North 949,000
Provinces:  16 30,959,000
UN Country Population 31,732,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 290,516,000 918.2 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 773,424,000 2,444.5 % 70.6 % 24.5 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,728,000 656.6 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,635,000 365.5 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
31,639,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Abron abr 1 0 Translation Started
Adangbe adq 1 0 Translation Started
Adele ade 1 0 New Testament
Ahanta aha 1 0 New Testament
Akan aka 9 0 Complete Bible
Animere anf 1 0 Unspecified
Anufo cko 1 1 New Testament
Anyin any 1 0 New Testament
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 1 Bible Portions
Avatime avn 1 0 New Testament
Awutu afu 1 0 Translation Started
Baoule bci 1 0 Complete Bible
Bimoba bim 1 0 Complete Bible
Birifor, Southern biv 1 0 New Testament
Bisa bib 1 0 New Testament
Buli bwu 1 0 New Testament
Chakali cli 1 1 Translation Started
Chala cll 1 0 Translation Needed
Cherepon cpn 1 0 Translation Needed
Chinese, Mandarin cmn 1 0 Complete Bible
Chumburung ncu 2 0 Complete Bible
Dagaare, Southern dga 1 0 New Testament
Dagbani dag 2 1 Complete Bible
Dangme ada 1 0 Complete Bible
Deg mzw 1 0 Complete Bible
Delo ntr 1 0 New Testament
Dompo doy 1 0 Unspecified
Dwang nnu 1 0 Translation Started
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Esahie sfw 1 0 Complete Bible
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
Farefare gur 3 0 Complete Bible
Fon fon 1 0 Complete Bible
Foodo fod 1 1 Bible Portions
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 New Testament
Ga gaa 1 0 Complete Bible
German, Standard deu 1 0 Complete Bible
Ghanaian Sign Language gse 1 0 Bible Portions
Gikyode acd 1 0 New Testament
Gonja gjn 1 1 Complete Bible
Gua gwx 1 0 Translation Needed
Hanga hag 1 0 New Testament
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Hindi hin 1 1 Complete Bible
Ibibio ibb 1 0 New Testament
Ife ife 1 0 New Testament
Igbo ibo 1 0 Complete Bible
Ikposo kpo 1 0 Bible Portions
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete Bible
Jwira-Pepesa jwi 1 0 Translation Needed
Kabiye kbp 1 0 Complete Bible
Kalabari ijn 1 0 Complete Bible
Kamara jmr 1 0 Translation Needed
Kantosi xkt 1 1 Translation Needed
Kasem xsm 1 0 Complete Bible
Klao klu 1 0 Complete Bible
Konkomba xon 1 0 Complete Bible
Konni kma 1 0 New Testament
Kplang kph 1 0 Translation Needed
Krache kye 1 0 Bible Portions
Kulango, Bondoukou kzc 1 0 New Testament
Kulango, Bouna nku 1 0 Translation Started
Kusaal kus 1 0 Complete Bible
Lama las 1 0 New Testament
Larteh lar 1 0 Translation Needed
Lelemi lef 1 0 Complete Bible
Ligbi lig 1 1 Translation Needed
Lobi lob 1 0 New Testament
Logba lgq 1 0 New Testament
Mampruli maw 1 1 New Testament
Mandinka mnk 1 1 Complete Bible
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Nafaanra nfr 1 0 Complete Bible
Nawdm nmz 1 0 New Testament
Nawuri naw 1 0 New Testament
Nchumbulu nlu 1 0 Translation Needed
Nkami nkq 1 0 Translation Needed
Nkonya nko 1 0 New Testament
Ntcham bud 1 0 Complete Bible
Nyangbo nyb 1 0 New Testament
Nzema nzi 1 0 Complete Bible
Paasaal sig 1 0 New Testament
Safaliba saf 1 0 Bible Portions
Sekpele lip 1 0 New Testament
Selee snw 1 0 New Testament
Sisaala, Tumulung sil 1 0 Complete Bible
Sisaala, Western ssl 1 0 Bible Portions
Siwu akp 1 0 New Testament
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 Complete Bible
Tafi tcd 1 0 New Testament
Tampulma tpm 1 0 Complete Bible
Tem kdh 1 1 New Testament
Tuwuli bov 1 0 New Testament
Vagla vag 1 0 Complete Bible
Wali wlx 1 1 Complete Bible
Wasa wss 1 0 Translation Needed
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 99 111 18   39 65 62 94 8

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 25.9 %)
62.4 %
Ethnic Religions
14.8 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
22.4 %
Non-Religious
0.3 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
33.4 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
38.7 %
Roman Catholic
27.1 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Ghana Statistics
People Groups 111
Unreached People Groups 18  (16.2%)
Population 31,639,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.2%
Population in Unreached 1,658,000  (5.2%)
Primary Religion Christianity
Percent Christian Adherent 62.4%
Percent Evangelical 25.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.5%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 41
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 56%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window No
Country Code GH
Official Language(s) EnglishEwe
Literacy Rate 71%
Estimated Illiterate Population 9,175,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked


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