Nawuri's , the indegeenes of Ghana have several dances in their culture.The Nawuri's are part of the Guan ethnic group in Ghana and are located mainly in two regions: Northern and Oti region of Ghana. They are indigenous in this two regions of Ghana:
- In Northern Ghana, they are located in Kpandai District and Nkwanta north[ 4]
- In Oti Region, they are few of them in Krachi East, Krachi West and Nkwanta North and Nkwanta South.
Farming is their main occupation. The mothers cut tribal marks on their children when they are 6 months old; names are given by the elders at 6 to 8 months; children are often named after their grandfathers and grandmothers.
An initiation ceremony is conducted for both boys and girls when they are aged 15. They wear special clothing and are questioned to test their maturity.
Traditional belief means in sickness it is usual to go to the soothsayer to find out whether one has offended an ancestor. If so the soothsayer will identify the ancestor concerned and prescribe the necessary sacrifices, which are performed on the ancestor's grave.
Christianity was first introduced to the people in 1944 by the WEC Mission and several denominations now work in the area. The Nawuri are favorable towards Christianity. There are relatively few Muslims in the area at the moment.
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