Mamprusi, Manpelle in Ghana

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Mamprusi, Manpelle
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People Name: Mamprusi, Manpelle
Country: Ghana
10/40 Window: No
Population: 365,000
World Population: 381,000
Primary Language: Mampruli
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 0.50 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Gur
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

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.

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