Mamprusi, Manpelle in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language



The Mamprusi are part of the Na Gweba people originally from what is now Togo. Of the four people groups descended from Na Gweba, the Mamprusi are the leaders. Most Mamprusi live in their homeland, Mamprugu, an area of northeast Ghana between the Dagbani in the south and Frafra in the north. There are also small communities of Mamprusi in towns in southern Ghana. Two-thirds of marriages are polygamous. Children are given both Mamprusi and Muslim names. Naa-wuni is the supreme god, and people communicate with their ancestors through sacrifices and offerings. The literacy rate among the Mamprusi is less than 15%.

Ministry Obstacles

The low literacy rate of the Mamprusi people is a major barrier to the Gospel if it comes only in written form.

Outreach Ideas

Scripture is available in the Mampruli language, and audio recordings of the New Testament are available. The Jesus film and God's Story video are also available. Workers are needed to take these resources to the people.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray the Christian believers among the Mamprusi will regularly fellowship together, and that teachers and pastors will be sent to them, to teach and shepherd.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the literacy rate for these people will gradually rise in years ahead. Pray for good schools for the children, and for literacy classses for adults.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-21
People Name General Mamprusi
People Name in Country Mamprusi, Manpelle
Population in Ghana 291,000
World Population 305,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Manpelle
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Mamprusi
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 13471
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast Northern region, east and west of Gambaga.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
For Primary Language: Mampruli

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1943-1998)
New Testament Yes   (2001)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Mampruli Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
80.50 %
0.00 %
15.00 %
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
15.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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