Nabra, Nabt in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Nabra only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Some of their oral history says they originated from Mamprugu (as many ethnic groups is Upper East say). They are most culturally related to the Talin people. Some of the oral history also points to an eastern direction.

Where Are they Located?

The Nabnam are located inTalensi-Nabnam District of the Upper East of Ghana on the West bank of the Red volta. They speak Nabt. Their places of note include Nanguod, Peilung, Sakot and Kong. Peilung has a large market that attracts people from far and wide. Nabnamland is called Nabrug.

What Are Their Lives Like?

They are mainly subsistence farmers. They live in continguous villages with two paramount chiefs, one at Sakot and the other seated at Nanguod.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They believe in a chief god called Wonaap or Naayen and a plethora of other deities are worshipped. There is great reverence of ancestors. For the past ten years there has been a great increase in the number of people going to church, mainly women and children. Different types of demoninnations are represented.

What Are Their Needs?

They need the Bible to be translated into Nabt.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Nabra
People Name in Country Nabra, Nabt
Population in Ghana 62,000
World Population 62,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Gurunsi, Nabt
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Nabra
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 13912
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast, Upper East region, Bolgatanga area, Frafra District, as far west as Navrongo.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Farefare: Nabt (62,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Farefare: Nabt 62,000
For Primary Language: Farefare

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1962-2000)
New Testament Yes   (1986-2004)
Complete Bible Yes   (2008)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible: gur New Testament in Ninkare Text / Printed Matter
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Farefare Film / Video
Online New Testament - Frafra (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online New Testament - Ninkare (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
84.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
25.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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