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Mamprusi, Manpelle in Ghana

Mamprusi, Manpelle

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
385,000 Mampruli Ethnic Religions 0.50 % 0.20 %   

Mamprusi, Manpelle in Ghana

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Introduction / History
Mampruli is the language of the Mamprusi people. They are located in an area covering about 4,700 square kilometers of the Walewale and Nalerigu districts, in the Northern region of Ghana. They are farmers with millet, corn and guinea corn grown around their compounds. Villages consist of clusters of 6 to 60 compounds built from 5 to 50 meters apart.

The kingdom of the Mamprugu is said to have emerged in the 14th century, not later than 1350. In about 1900 when Mamprugu became a British protectorate, the colonial administrators saw the advantage of policing trade routes and recognized that the Mamprusi were the best people to do it. The British made the Kusasi and the Bimoba subject to the Mamprusi.

Muslims carry out official responsibilities for the chief and are active at his installation and funeral. A Muslim always occupies the post of chief butcher. Christianity was introduced by the Assemblies of God in 1940, the Catholics, Baptists and Presbyterians all followed. However the people seem to be indifferent to Christianity.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-21
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-02-17
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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Northeast Northern region: east and west of Gambaga; Upper East region: scattered border areas north of the White Volta river, between Pwalagu and Zongoiri.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Mamprusi, Manpelle
People Name General: Mamprusi
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106200
Joshua Project People ID: 13471
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 385,000
Population all Countries: 402,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Mamprusi
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Mampruli
Language Code (ISO): maw    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.50 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions80.50 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam15.00 % 
Non-Religious4.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant70.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic15.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1943-1998
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Mampruli
Text / Printed MatterBible: Mampruli
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Mamprusi, Manpelle in Ghana

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Mamprusi Ghana    
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            Mamprusi, Manpelle in Ghana          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Mampruli  
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