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Namnam in Ghana



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
59,000 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
Total Provinces on file:1
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:
GurunsiNabt
ROP3 Code: 106996
Joshua Project People ID: 13912
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 59,000
Population all Countries: 59,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Namnam
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Farefare (59,000 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 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
 
(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:
1986-2004Audio
Complete Bible: 2008
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Frafra (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament - Ninkare (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Farefare
Text / Printed MatterBible: gur New Testament in Ninkare
 
 
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Namnam in Ghana

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