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The modern Ga-Adangme are devised of the Sha, La, Ningo, Kpone, Krobo, Gbunge and Ada peoples, all of whom speak different dialects. Currently, 75% of the Ga people live in urban centers in Ghana. The majority of the central part of Accra is inhabited by Ga. The presence of major industrial, commercial and government institutions in the city, and migration of other people into the area has prevented the Ga people from maintaining aspects of their traditional culture. Many contemporary Ga also consider aspects of their culture to have been influenced by contact with other African peoples, like the Ewe and the Akan.
The impact of these interactions is most obvious in the Ga political and religious institutions. Ga society was initially theocratic, but later after exposure to the Akans, converted to a secular authority associated with chieftaincy. Historians predict that this system was adopted around 1680 when the Ashanti took over the Ga's trade routes.
Today, the Ga political system considers the mantse as the head of the community, with individual chiefs being responsible for their own towns. These chiefs help the mantse, and when there is a problem or festival they gather at the palace to discuss it. Currently, the mantse lives in central Accra but frequently visits other Ga towns.
Western culture and religion entered Ghana from the sea, so the coastal regions where the Ga-Adangme live, were the first to be Christianised. Although most Ga are now Christian, they still respect and are influenced by the more traditional religious leaders. Christianity and traditional religion exist side by side in contemporary Ga society.
The modern Ga-Adangme people have developed to become an extremely interesting ethnic group. They have incorporated aspects of other African cultures into their own, intertwining contemporary and traditional elements, to create a unique Ghanaian people.