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Sisaala, Tumulung in Ghana

Sisaala, Tumulung

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
162,000 Sisaala, Tumulung Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 5.00 %   

Sisaala, Tumulung 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.

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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 West region: Tumu area east to Sisili river; Upper East region: Bulisa district. North central.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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People Name in Country: Sisaala, Tumulung
People Name General: Sisaala, Tumulung
Alternate People Names:
SisaalSisala
Tumulung
ROP3 Code: 109335
Joshua Project People ID: 14952
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 162,000
Population all Countries: 162,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Sisaala, Tumulung
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
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Language
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Primary Language: Sisaala, Tumulung (162,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): sil    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity12.00 %(Evangelical: 5.00 %)
Ethnic Religions68.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent20.00 %
Protestant60.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1972-2011
New Testament:
1984Audio
Complete Bible: 2014
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 Sisaala, Tumulung
 
 
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