Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Akan - (aka)

Alternate Name(s): Akan

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Ghana

Also found in: Canada; Cote d’Ivoire; Liberia; Togo; United Kingdom

Population: 5,170,000

Global Population: 5,791,000

PEID: 13268

ROP: 100179

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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

Overview: The Ashanti of Ghana, numbering 5,170,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,791,000 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Akan. The primary religion practiced by the Ashanti is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

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