Mamprusi in Togo


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Introduction / History

The Mamprusi are part of the Na Gweba people originally from what is now Togo. Of the four people groups descended from Na Gweba, the Mamprusi are the leaders. Most Mamprusi live in their homeland, Mamprugu, an area of northeast Ghana between the Dagbani in the south and Frafra in the north. There are also small communities of Mamprusi in towns in southern Ghana.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Only 15% of the Mamprusi people are literate. The low literacy rate is a major barrier to the gospel if it is only presented in written form.

Two-thirds of marriages are polygamous, meaning the husband can have more than one wife. Children are given both Mamprusi and Muslim names.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Naa-wuni is their supreme god, and people communicate with their ancestors through sacrifices and offerings.


What Are Their Needs?

Scripture and audio recordings of the New Testament are available in the Mampruli language. The JESUS Film and God's Story video are also available. Workers need to take these resources to the people.


Prayer Points

Pray the Christian believers among the Mamprusi will regularly fellowship together, and that teachers and pastors will be sent to them, to teach and shepherd.
Pray the literacy rate for these people will gradually rise in years ahead.
Pray for good schools for the children, and for literacy classes for adults.


Scripture Prayers for the Mamprusi in Togo.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Mamprusi
People Name in Country Mamprusi
Pronunciation MAHM-proo-see
Alternate Names Mamprule; Manpelle
Population this Country 19,000
Population all Countries 450,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13471
ROP3 Code 106200
ROP25 Code 305076
ROP25 Name Mamprusi
Country Togo
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Savanes region: Tone prefecture, 2 villages near Ghana border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Togo
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Savanes region: Tone prefecture, 2 villages near Ghana border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 3.00 %)
3.50 %
Ethnic Religions
80.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
15.00 %
Non-Religious
1.50 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Mampruli
Language Code maw   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Mampruli
Language Code maw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Mampruli
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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