Nawuri in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Nawuri only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Nawuri live in a dozen villages around the chief town of Kpandai, at the eastern end of Salaga district; on the west bank of the Volta Lake/Oti River, some 70 kilometers north of Kete Krachi.

Farming is their main occupation.

The mothers cut tribal marks on their children when they are 6 months old; names are given by the elders at 6 to 8 months; children are often named after their grandfathers and grandmothers. An initiation ceremony is conducted for both boys and girls when they are aged 15. They wear special clothing and are questioned to test their maturity.

Traditional belief means in sickness it is usual to go to the soothsayer to find out whether one has offended an ancestor. If so the soothsayer will identify the ancestor concerned and prescribe the necessary sacrifices, which are performed on the ancestor's grave.

Christianity was first introduced to the people in 1944 by the WEC Mission and several denominations now work in the area. The Nawuri are favorable towards Christianity. There are relatively few Muslims in the area at the moment.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Nawuri
People Name in Country Nawuri
Population in Ghana 19,000
World Population 19,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Nawuri
Ethnic Code NAB59a
People ID 13261
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country East central, Lake Volta, mostly Oti River west bank branch.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Nawuri (19,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nawuri 19,000
For Primary Language: Nawuri

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1999-2004)
New Testament Yes   (2012)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
15.00 %
0.00 %
75.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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