This year’s Fire Festival in Nalerigu was a fun one. After the NaYiri kick started the festivities by throwing the throngs of youth got crazy. I took photos of the torch toss so the video below only shows the NaYiri’s arrival and then the rush of people (and police) after the flames. NaYiri throwing fire: […]
Saanditigu kunni la yuŋŋu.
The guest who waits to eat goes home in the night.
Gbariga yɛli, ni, ba wukkim u ka u nya la bunni din kyɛnni sa, ka pa bunni din wa na.
The cripple says, they should lift him up to see something which is headed away from him but not something which is coming towards him. – Mamprusi Proverb
A Jingle from Ghana’s Famine of ’77
An old Mampruli jingle is a reminder of the famine that plagued northern Ghana in the late 70s and the corruption that exacerbated its horrific effects.
Animal Names in Mampruli Medical Terminology
Goat, Bird, Turtle, Bats, Centipedes – What do they all have in common? Each is the name of sickness in Mampruli. Learn about the fascinating etymology of these medical terms in the language of the Mamprusi of northern Ghana.
Poaa kuuri u daana ka wa la ya?
If the hernia kills its host, where will it go? – Mamprusi Proverb
Ziŋŋa yi yɛli, ni, nyɛbga nini beera, di nyɛ la yɛlimaŋni.
If the fish says that the crocodile’s eyes are paining him, it’s the truth. – Mamprusi Proverb
Kurigu yi bii seem, ka ya m-maai ni.
However hot the iron is, it’s gonna cool.
The Ambassador’s Visit
January 28, 2018 was an exciting day in Nalerigu. Mr. Robert Jackson, US Ambassador to Ghana, paid us a visit with his wife and an entourage of embassy representatives. Among them was Mr. Jimmy Mauldin and his wife, both former missionaries at the Baptist Medical Centre. Jimmy served as the BMC Administrator for several years […]