Nawuri in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Nawuri only in Ghana

Population

17,900

Christian

10%

Evangelical

3.0%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.




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Country Ghana
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window No
Location in Country East central, Lake Volta, mostly Oti River west bank branch
People Group Map Nawuri in Ghana PDF Version



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People Name General Nawuri
People Name in Country Nawuri
ROP3 Code 107134
Joshua Project People ID 13261
Indigenous Yes
Population in Ghana 17,900
Least-Reached No
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Nawuri 17,948
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Guinean
People Name General Nawuri
Ethnic Code NAB59a
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
10%    ( Evangelical  3.0% )
Ethnic Religions
15.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
75.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
30.00%
Protestant
30.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
40.00%
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