Project Profile

Avatime NT | Avatime

Ghana Woman
Translator's Workstation

The homeland of the Avatime people is located in the mountainous southeastern region of Ghana, also known as the Southern Volta region. Primarily subsistence farmers, the Avatime also barter and sell extra produce to provide for additional needs. Village government is organized around a traditional chief system.

People of this region were introduced to Christianity about 100 years ago, and churches were established. But traditional religion, with spirit possession, is widely practiced alongside Christianity, and believers often mix the religious practices together.

God has called an experienced and well-qualified Ghanaian project manager who is committed to bringing Scripture to the Avatime in their heart language. Divine Mununkum was trained and worked with a Wycliffe team in a cluster of languages in northern Ghana that included his own mother tongue, a language that is related to Avatime. Access to Scripture in his own language has motivated him to reach out to other language groups in Ghana that are still waiting for translation.

News from the Field
  • Dec17

    Avatime of Ghana

    The Avatime speakers live in the mountainous southeastern region of Ghana, also known as the Southern Volta region. The literacy rate of the Avatime is less than one percent. People of this region were introduced to Christianity about 100 years ago, and most churches are either Presbyterian or Roman Catholic. Less than 10 percent of the population attends church regularly, although an additional number are nominal Christians.

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  • Jul03

    Avatime of Ghana

    The Avatime people are primarily subsistence farmers living in traditional settlements scattered in the mountainous southeastern region of Ghana also known as the southern Volta region. People here were introduced to Christianity about 100 years ago, and churches were established. But traditional religion, with spirit possession, is widely practiced alongside Christianity, and believers often mix the religious practices together.

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