Tamprusi, Tampele in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Tamprusi only in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

They are located in 2 settlements: 1) a cluster of villages on either side of the Walewale-Gambage road, in Nalerigu district; 2) a strip 60 kilometers from north to south along the eastern border of Mole game reserve, near Daboya in Dagombe district. The settlements are separated by about 70 kilometers. They are farmers whose main crop is yams, millet, guinea corn, maize and beans. Their compounds are occupied by extended families under an elder, occasionally young people live in a smaller compound nearby. A typical compound is 20 huts, most of them round and thatched. Compounds are about 200 meters apart.

The Tampulma were once part of the Sisaala but a quarrel over traditional sacrifices resulted in a split and a Tampulma migration to their present locations. Since the 1960's churches have been working with the Tampulma. The Baptists have been able to appoint Tampulma workers which has aided their progress. Unfortunately few Tampulma have become Christians in the South. Mosques and Muslim praying places in the 2 Tampulma areas are mainly used by traders.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Tamprusi
People Name in Country Tamprusi, Tampele
Population in Ghana 22,000
World Population 22,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Tampele, Tampulma
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Tamprusi
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 15238
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North central, south of Sisaala, Damongo District. 25 villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tampulma (22,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tampulma 22,000
For Primary Language: Tampulma

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1972)
New Testament Yes   (2000)
Complete Bible Yes   (2000)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Tampulma Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 7.00 %)
23.00 %
Ethnic Religions
71.00 %
0.00 %
6.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
10.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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