Kusasi, Eastern in Ghana


Population
588,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kusasi
People Name in Country Kusasi, Eastern
Population in Ghana 588,000
World Population 631,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Eastern Kusasi, Kusaal, Western Kusaal
People ID 12884
ROP3 Code 105480
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper East region: Bawku district. Northeast corner.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper East region: Bawku district. Northeast corner..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Kusaal (588,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kus   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kusaal (588,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kus   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Kusaal

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 12.00 %)
61.00 %
Ethnic Religions
25.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
14.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
40.0 %
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