• PEOPLE NAME: WALA OF GHANA

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By Erik Laursen, New Covenant Missions

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PEID: 13385

ROP: 110638

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Wali (Ghana) - (wlx)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Ghana

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Population: 100,000

Global Population: 100,000


PEID: 13385

ROP: 110638

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Wala of Ghana, numbering 100,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Ghana. Their primary language is Wali (Ghana). The primary religion practiced by the Wala 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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