Moba in Togo


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
Progress
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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.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Moba
People Name in Country Moba
Population this Country 488,000
Population all Countries 492,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bimoba; Moab; Moaba
People ID 13753
ROP3 Code 106692
Country Togo
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
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 Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
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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Primary Language Moba
Language Code mfq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
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  (2007-2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Moba Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Moba YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book General / Other
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  
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