Mamprusi, Manpelle in Ghana


Population
350,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

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  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-21
People Name General Mamprusi
People Name in Country Mamprusi, Manpelle
Population in Ghana 350,000
World Population 365,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Manpelle
People ID 13471
ROP3 Code 106200
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; Upper East region: scattered border areas north of the White Volta river, between Pwalagu and Zongoiri.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
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; Upper East region: scattered border areas north of the White Volta river, between Pwalagu and Zongoiri..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Mampruli   People group listing
Language Code: maw   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mampruli   People group listing
Language Code: maw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Mampruli

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1943-1998)
New Testament Yes   (2001)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
0.50 %
Ethnic Religions
80.50 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
70.0 %
Roman Catholic
15.0 %
Photo Source: Wycliffe Global Alliance  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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