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.
Scripture Prayers for the Mamprusi in Togo.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Mamprusi|
|People Name in Country||Mamprusi|
|Population this Country||17,000|
|Population all Countries||410,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Savanes region: Tone prefecture, 2 villages near Ghana border. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
Primary Language: Mampruli
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2001-2007)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|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|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Mampruli|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 3.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|