Tumulung Sisaala in Ghana

The Tumulung Sisaala have only been reported in Ghana
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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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Sisaala, Tumulung in Ghana.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sisaala, Tumulung
People Name in Country Sisaala, Tumulung
Natural Name Tumulung Sisaala
Alternate Names Sisaal; Sisala; Tumulung
Population this Country 185,000
Population all Countries 185,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 14952
ROP3 Code 109335
ROP25 Code 307577
ROP25 Name Sisala
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
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 Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
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 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 %
Primary Language Sisaala, Tumulung (185,000 speakers)
Language Code sil   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Sisaala, Tumulung (185,000 speakers)
Language Code sil   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Sisaala, Tumulung
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