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Kusaal in Ghana

Kusaal

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
633,000 Kusaal Christianity 61.00 % 12.00 %   

Kusaal in Ghana

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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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Country: Ghana
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Upper East region: Bawku district. Northeast corner.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Kusaal
People Name General: Kusaal
Alternate People Names:
Eastern KusasiWestern Kusaal
ROP3 Code: 105480
Joshua Project People ID: 12884
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 633,000
Population all Countries: 652,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Kusaal
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kusaal (633,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kus    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity61.00 %(Evangelical: 12.00 %)
Ethnic Religions25.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam14.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic40.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 4   Greater than or equal to 2% Evangelical
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1965-2008
New Testament:
1976-1996Audio
Complete Bible: 2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kusaal
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
 
 
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Kusaal in Ghana

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