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Namnam in Ghana

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
66,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 15.00 % 3.00 %   

Namnam in Ghana

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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.

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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Upper East region: Bolgatanga area, Frafra district, west to Navrongo. Northeast.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Namnam
People Name General: Namnam
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106996
Joshua Project People ID: 13912
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 66,000
Population all Countries: 66,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Namnam
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
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Primary Language: Farefare (66,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): gur    Ethnologue Listing
Primary Dialect:Nabt
Dialect Code:4527
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity15.00 %(Evangelical: 3.00 %)
Ethnic Religions84.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam1.00 % 
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 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1962-2000
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2007-2021
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Farefare
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoWalking with Jesus video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
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Text / Printed MatterBible: Farefare
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Farefare
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Namnam in Ghana

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Namnam Ghana    
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            Namnam in Ghana          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Farefare  
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