• PEOPLE NAME: YORUBA OF GHANA

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PEID: 13390

ROP: 111095

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Yoruba

Language: Yoruba - (yor)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Ghana

Also found in: Benin; Burkina Faso; Cote d’Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo; United States

Population: 451,000

Global Population: 34,934,100


PEID: 13390

ROP: 111095

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Yoruba of Ghana, numbering 451,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Yoruba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 34,934,100 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Yoruba. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruba 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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