Kusasi, Eastern in Ghana





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

Kusaal is the language of the Kusasi people. The area that the Kusasi people inhabit is about 2,200 square kilometers in the northeast corner of Ghana. Bawku is the major town in the Kusasi region. The Kusasi are farmers whose staple foods are rice and yams when they are in season. Many farmers migrate in search of more fertile farmland. The languages of Hausa and Moore are often used for trading but the people have a positive attitude towards the use of their language and Kusaal is taught in schools and used in most churches.

The Kusasi say they have always inhabited the area and have no history of migration to the area. Others say they came to the area to escape enslavement by the Mossis and Busani. The Gospel was introduced to the area in 1931 through the visits of Assemblies of God pastors and laymen from across the border in what was then Upper Volta but is now Burkina Faso. Work by churches in the area has been impressive with a hospital, corn mills and regular training courses being established to aid the community. Muslims are beginning to be an influence in the area with a large Muslim community in Bawku.

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People Name General Kusasi
People Name in Country Kusasi, Eastern
Population in Ghana 556,000
World Population 598,000
Countries 3
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Eastern Kusasi, Kusaal, Western Kusaal
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Kusasi
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 12884
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Northeast corner, Bawku District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Kusaal (556,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kusaal 556,000
For Primary Language: Kusaal

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1965-2008)
New Testament Yes   (1976-1996)
Complete Bible Yes   (2015)
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Kusaal Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
61.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
0.00 %
14.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
30.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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