Sisaala, Tumulung in Ghana

Joshua Project has identified the Sisaala, Tumulung only in Ghana
Population
150,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sisaala Tumulung cover most of the Sisaala East District to the Burkina Faso border in the north and shares a border with the Wa East District which is the Pasaale-speaking Sisaala area.

Making charcoal is a Sisaala occupation along with farming. Farms are mostly within 5 kilometers of the village; crops include millet, corn, guinea corn, white and brown beans, groundnuts (peanuts), bambara beans, yams, rice, sweet potatoes and cotton. During the last decade, corn has become a profitable cash crop while the cultivation of cotton as a cash crop has declined sharply.

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Although Islam is relatively new it has gained much influence in the Sisaala East District. Since the 1990s, mosques have been put up in all the villages mostly with money from Arabic countries. Islam has become attractive because it counts among its fold most of the wealthy and influential Sisaala men and women in politics and business. However, syncretism is wide spread among adherents of Islam in the Sisaala area.

The Sisaalas are open to listen to the gospel preached on FM radio since the dedication of the full Bible in June 2014 but only a few are ready to commit themselves.

On the whole Christianity is seen as a worthy religion to follow because two chiefs in Tumu, who are the paramount chiefs of the Sisaala East have been Catholics. In addition the chiefs of 7 villages are also Christians.


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People Name General Sisaala, Tumulung
People Name in Country Sisaala, Tumulung
Population in Ghana 150,000
World Population 150,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Sisaal, Sisala, Tumulung
People ID 14952
ROP3 Code 109335
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper West region: Tumu area east to Sisili river; Upper East region: Bulisa district. North central.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ghana
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper West region: Tumu area east to Sisili river; Upper East region: Bulisa district. North central..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Sisaala, Tumulung (150,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sil   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sisaala, Tumulung (150,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: sil   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sisaala, Tumulung

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1972-2011)
New Testament Yes   (1984)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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 Sisaala, Tumulung
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 5.00 %)
12.00 %
Ethnic Religions
68.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
20.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
60.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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