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Nawuri in Ghana


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
24,000 Nawuri Ethnic Religions 35.00 % 3.00 % No   

Nawuri in Ghana

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Introduction / History
The Nawuri live in a dozen villages around the chief town of Kpandai, at the eastern end of Salaga district; on the west bank of the Volta Lake/Oti River, some 70 kilometers north of Kete Krachi.

Farming is their main occupation.

The mothers cut tribal marks on their children when they are 6 months old; names are given by the elders at 6 to 8 months; children are often named after their grandfathers and grandmothers. An initiation ceremony is conducted for both boys and girls when they are aged 15. They wear special clothing and are questioned to test their maturity.

Traditional belief means in sickness it is usual to go to the soothsayer to find out whether one has offended an ancestor. If so the soothsayer will identify the ancestor concerned and prescribe the necessary sacrifices, which are performed on the ancestor's grave.

Christianity was first introduced to the people in 1944 by the WEC Mission and several denominations now work in the area. The Nawuri are favorable towards Christianity. There are relatively few Muslims in the area at the moment.

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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Volta and Northern regions: Lake Volta, mostly Oti river west bank branch, northeast of Katiajeli.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Nawuri
People Name General: Nawuri
ROP3 Code: 107134
Joshua Project People ID: 13261
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 24,000
Population all Countries: 24,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Nawuri
Ethnic Code: NAB59a
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Primary Language: Nawuri (24,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): naw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity35.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions63.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam2.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
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Bible Portions: 1999-2004
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Complete Bible: None Reported
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Nawuri in Ghana

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