• 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 - Other / Marginal

Country: Ghana

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Population: 94,500

Global Population: 94,500


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 94,500, 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 Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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