Languages & Religion

 Languages of Ghana

English is the language of the state and widely used as a lingua franca.

Since Ghana is surrounded by French speaking countries, French is widely taught in schools and universities, as well as a language used for commercial and international economic exchanges.

Since 2006, Ghana is an associate member of the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie the global organisation that unites French-speaking countries (84 nations on 6 continents).

In 2005, over 350 000 Ghanaian children studied French in schools. Since then, its status has progressively been updated to a mandatory language in every high school.

Ghana is also an active member of CEDEAO, the French-speaking international organization uniting most West-African nations.

 Religion in Ghana

Ghana is a largely Christian country although a sizable Muslim minority exists. Traditional (indigenous) beliefs are also practiced.