• PEOPLE NAME: KOTOKOLI OF GHANA

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By Kerry Olson

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PEID: 13345

ROP: 105270

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Tem - (kdh)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk

Country: Ghana

Also found in: Benin; Togo

Population: 92,500

Global Population: 623,000


PEID: 13345

ROP: 105270

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Kotokoli of Ghana, numbering 92,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 623,000 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Tem. The primary religion practiced by the Kotokoli 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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