Sisaala, Tumulung in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Sisaala, Tumulung only in Ghana





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Introduction / History

The Sisaala area covers most of the Tumu district to the Burkina Faso border, with an isthmus reaching southwards as far as the border of the Northern region. The Sisaala speak Isaaling. Charcoal burning is a Sisaala occupation along with farming. Farms are mostly within 5 kilometers of the village. Crops include millet, corn, guinea corn, white and black beans, yams, rice, sweet potatoes and cotton. A town or village is a clan settlement made up of lesser kindred groups or sections, separate family compounds, and individual living quarters.

Traditions of migration into the area differ from clan to clan but suggest origins among the Mossi, Mamprusi and Dagombe. The Catholics were first in the area, followed by Baptists Mid-mission in 1950, the Ghana Baptist convention opened another Baptist church in 1955 in Tumu. Islam is comparatively new to the area and is made attractive by the loyalty of Muslims to one another and their mutual support in financial and other ways. People will listen with equal interest to the messages of Christianity and Islam, but are reluctant to commit themselves.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sisaala, Tumulung
People Name in Country Sisaala, Tumulung
Population in Ghana 142,000
World Population 142,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Sisaal, Sisala, Tumulung
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Sisaala, Tumulung
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 14952
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country North central, Tumu District.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sisaala, Tumulung (142,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sisaala, Tumulung 142,000
For Primary Language: Sisaala, Tumulung

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1972-2011)
New Testament Yes   (1984)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Sisaala, Tumulung Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
68.00 %
0.00 %
20.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
20.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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