Ewe of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 2,100

ROP3 Code: 102974
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Guinean
Language: Ewe - (ewe)
Religion: Ethnic Religions
Country of Origin: Ghana

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Arlington, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The Ewe people migrated to the United States from Ghana. The Ewe also reside in Togo an Benin.

They speak the Ewe language at home, making them different from the Ghanaian people who primarily speak English.

Not only are they different linguistically, but they are also different culturally and religiously.

They are a patrilineal people, who have a complex culture centered around drumming. They believe that if someone is a good drummer, it is because they inherited a spirit of an ancestor who was a good drummer. Music and dance are a force in cementing social feeling among members.

Ewe religion is organized and centered around a creator/creatress deity, Mawu and Lisa. Mawu and Lisa (Goddess and God) to the Ewe is the Supreme Being and is remote from daily affairs.

In addition, they believe in many secondary gods that are worshiped in unique ways. They also believe in spirit ancestors and practice divination. Se is a word for law, order and harmony; Se is the maker and keeper of human souls; in an abstract sense, Se is destiny.

Other known Ghanaian people in the United States include the Ghanaian, Ashanti, Hausa, and Fante peoples.

Prayer Points

  • Pray God will reveal to the Ewe that Jesus Christ is Emmanuel, God with us, and therefore they can have an intimate personal relationship with God who cares about our daily affairs in life.
  • Pray that Christians will become friends with Ewe revealing how a person can have a personal intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Ewe
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesArlingtonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100