Namnam in Ghana

The Namnam have only been reported in Ghana
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Main Language
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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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Namnam in Ghana.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Namnam
People Name in Country Namnam
Alternate Names Gurunsi; Nabt
Population this Country 67,000
Population all Countries 67,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13912
ROP3 Code 106996
ROP25 Code 305770
ROP25 Name Namnam (Nabt)
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper East region: Bolgatanga area, Frafra district, west to Navrongo. Northeast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper East region: Bolgatanga area, Frafra district, west to Navrongo. Northeast..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
15.00 %
Ethnic Religions
84.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
1.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Farefare (67,000 speakers)
Language Code gur   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nabt
Dialect Code 4527   Global Recordings Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Farefare (67,000 speakers)
Language Code gur   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect Nabt
Dialect Code 4527   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Farefare

Primary Language:  Farefare

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1962-2000)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1986-2004)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2007-2021)
FCBH NT (www.bible.is) Online
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible DAVAR Partners International
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Farefare Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Farefare YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Farefare YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Farefare Literacy & Evangelism International
Profile Source Anonymous 
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