• PEOPLE NAME: FANTE OF COTE D’IVOIRE

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Akan - (aka)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Ghana; Liberia

Population: 27,500

Global Population: 3,841,000


PEID: 13075

ROP: 102998

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Fante of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 27,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,841,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Akan. The primary religion practiced by the Fante is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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