Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Guinean

Language: Akan - (aka)

Alternate Name(s): Akan, Kulango

Primary Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholicism

Country: Liberia

Also found in: Canada; Cote d’Ivoire; Ghana; Togo; United Kingdom

Population: 59,500

Global Population: 5,863,500

PEID: 13477

ROP: 100179

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical

Overview: The Ashanti of Liberia, numbering 59,500, are No Longer 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 Roman Catholicism, the largest branch of the Christian church and one of the oldest religious institutions in the world. Roman Catholicism teaches that it is the one true Church founded by Jesus Christ and that its bishops are the successors of Christ.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Not Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available