The Chakali are located in a group of 7 villages east of Wa in Ghana's Upper West Region.
The Chakali are very hospitable people. Their kindness to strangers often extends to the women joining in song and dance and the outsiders being presented with gifts of yam.
They are subsistence farmers but also raise cattle. The main crop in the region is yams.
In typical north-western style, the Chakali live in flat-roofed mud and wood houses which are connected to form large family compounds. The Chakali follow a matrilineal system and traditionally they marry within their clan, with husband and wife often coming from the same village.
In the early 1970s there was an increase in trade between the Chakali and their Wali neighbors. Today, many will make the 20-40 mile journey each week to go to a Wali market. Each Chakali village has a Wali chief. The Wali is a dominant neighboring group to the Chakali.
This interaction with their Wali neighbors also brought the Chakali increased contact with Islam. In the past 30 years, many Chakali have embraced Islamic teachings and now call themselves Muslim. However, at present, there are no strong indications of Islamic tradition other than the presence of a mosque in several villages.
The Wali people need the opportunity to put their faith in Jesus Christ. They are in the process of falling into the works-righteousness of the Islamic religious system.
* Scripture Prayers for the Chakali in Ghana.
Pray for workers to go to the Chakali people of Ghana.
Pray for a spiritual hunger that will point them to Jesus Christ.
Pray for a movement to Christ that cannot be stopped by persecution.
Pray for Chakali elders to embrace the gospel and open their communities to the ways of Christ.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
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|Global Prayer Digest: 2017-02-12|
|People Name General||Chakali|
|People Name in Country||Chakali|
|Population this Country||9,600|
|Population all Countries||9,600|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||2 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Upper West region: Wa East district; Northern region: West Gonja district; Ducie village is largest. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 1.50 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|