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.
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.
They are mainly subsistence farmers. They live in continguous villages with two paramount chiefs, one at Sakot and the other seated at Nanguod.
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.
They need the Bible to be translated into Nabt.
* Scripture Prayers for the Namnam in Ghana.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|Expanded PDF Profile|
|People Name General||Namnam|
|People Name in Country||Namnam|
|Population this Country||61,000|
|Population all Countries||61,000|
|Progress Scale||4 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|Alternate Names||Gurunsi; Nabt|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Upper East region: Bolgatanga area, Frafra district, west to Navrongo. Northeast. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Farefare (61,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||gur Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||4527 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Farefare
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1986-2004)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||DAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Frafra (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament - Ninkare (FCBH)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Farefare|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||Walk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: gur New Testament in Ninkare|
|Text / Printed Matter||Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)|
|Primary Religion:||Ethnic Religions|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 3.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|