Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Akan - (aka)

Alternate Name(s): Akan, Akim, Ashanti Twi

Primary Religion: Christianity - Non-Evangelical Protestant

Country: Cote d’Ivoire

Also found in: Canada; Ghana; Liberia; Togo; United Kingdom

Population: 425,000

Global Population: 5,863,500

PEID: 13038

ROP: 100179

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Ashanti of Cote d’Ivoire, numbering 425,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Guinean people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 5,863,500 in 6 countries. Their primary language is Akan. The primary religion practiced by the Ashanti is Non-Evangelical Protestantism, a collection of denominations typically more focused on issues of social justice than personal salvation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Not Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available