Namnam in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Namnam only in Ghana
Population
54,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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 Namnam
People Name in Country Namnam
Population in Ghana 54,000
World Population 54,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Gurunsi, Nabt
People ID 13912
ROP3 Code 106996
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper East region: Bolgatanga area, Frafra district, west to Navrongo. Northeast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
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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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Farefare (54,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gur   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Primary Dialect: Nabt
Dialect Code: 4527   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Farefare (54,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: gur   Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect: Nabt
Dialect Code: 4527   Global Recordings Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Farefare

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1962-2000)
New Testament Yes   (1986-2004)
Complete Bible Yes   (2008)
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Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Frafra (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament - Ninkare (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Farefare
Text / Printed Matter Bible: gur New Testament in Ninkare
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 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
50.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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