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.