Mampruli

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A language of Ghana

Alternate Names
Mamprule, Manpelle, Ngmamperli
Population

220,000 in Ghana (2004 SIL), increasing.

Location

Northeast Northern Region, east and west of Gambaga. Also in Togo.

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Language Status

2 (Provincial). De facto provincial language in northeast North Region.

Dialects

Eastern Mampruli, Western Mampruli. 50% intelligibility with Dagbani [dag]. Lexical similarity: 95% with Dagbani [dag], 90% with Farefare [gur].

Language Use

Vigorous. All domains. All ages. Also use Farefare [gur], Bimoba [bim], or Bisa [bib].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L1: Below 1%. Literacy rate in L2: 5%–10%. 48 literacy teachers; about 20 primary schools, 10 junior secondary schools, 3 secondary schools. Taught in primary and secondary schools. Dictionary. NT: 2001.
Writing
Latin script, used since 1981.
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim.