Namnam in Ghana

Namnam
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People Name: Namnam
Country: Ghana
10/40 Window: No
Population: 62,000
World Population: 62,000
Primary Language: Farefare
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Christian Adherents: 15.00 %
Evangelicals: 3.00 %
Scripture: Complete Bible
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Gur
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:

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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