• PEOPLE NAME: DAGOMBA OF GHANA

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PEID: 13299

ROP: 102372

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Dagbani - (dag)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Ghana

Also found in: Togo

Population: 1,365,000

Global Population: 1,377,500


PEID: 13299

ROP: 102372

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Dagomba of Ghana, numbering 1,365,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,377,500 in 2 countries. Their primary language is Dagbani. The primary religion practiced by the Dagomba is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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