People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Ghanaian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 116,455

ROP3 Code: 115013
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Guinean
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Ghana

Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 25,900

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 18,885

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 5,500

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 5,000

  Worcester, MA - 3,900

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Brief Profile

The Ghanaian are the foreign born (1st generation) from Ghana and are English speaking. They are different from the Ewe people who speak Ewe at home. They also speak Ashanti, Akan, Kwa or Twi. As such, the majority are commonly known as the Ashanti or Fante people. They are also different from the Hausa people who are from Ghana and speak the Hausa language which is widely used as a lingua franca by Muslims in Ghana.

There are over 100 people groups living in Ghana. The major ones in North America are are Ashanti, Fante, Ewe, and Ga. The Ashanti are the largest and one of the few societies in West Africa where lineage is traced through the mother and maternal ancestors.

Once famous for the luxury and wealth of their rulers, they are well known for their craftwork such as hand-carved stools, fertility dolls, and ‘kente’ cloth. Kente cloth is cotton and is woven in bright, narrow strips with complex patterns. Many in North America have university education.

They are predominantly Pentecostal, Charismatic, or Protestant Christians. Some are Roman Catholic.

Other known Ghanaian people in North America include the Ewe, Ashanti, Hausa, and Fante peoples.

Prayer Points

  • Ask God to call evangelical Ghanaians to serve among the least reached African peoples and beyond.
  • Pray that evangelical Ghanaians will grow strong in their faith, understanding the reason why God has brought them to North America.
  • Ask God to reveal that Jesus Christ is "God with us" and therefore He cares intimately for our daily affairs in life.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - English
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY25,900
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON18,885
United StatesNorcrossAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA5,500
United StatesChgoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL5,000
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA3,900
United StatesColumbusColumbusOH3,100
United StatesMilford MillBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD2,632
United StatesLansdownePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA2,041
United StatesTomballHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,950
United StatesBloomfieldHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT1,496
United StatesAuroraDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO1,368
United StatesFarmingtonMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,195
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI895
United StatesFairfieldCincinnati-MiddletownOH729
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK678
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA632
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT575
United StatesTroyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY424
United StatesWest HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT318
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX300
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN300
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX300
United StatesNiagara FallsBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY283
United StatesMcAllenMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX45

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