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%.
The low literacy rate of the Mamprusi people is a major barrier to the Gospel if it comes only in written form.
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 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 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|
|Region||West and Central Africa|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Savana region, Tone Prefecture. 2 villages near Ghana border. Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language:||Mampruli (0 speakers)|
|Language Code:||maw Ethnologue Listing|
|For Primary Language:||Mampruli|
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible Portions||Yes (1943-1998)|
|New Testament||Yes (2001)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Mampruli|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 3.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|