Sisaala (Sissala) is a Gur language cluster spoken in northern Ghana near the town of Tumu and in the neighbouring republic of Burkina Faso. Western Sisaala is intermediate between Sisaali and Tumulung Sisaala.
|(180,000 cited 1991–2003)|
Paasaal is similar and also called (Southern) Sisaala.
Burkina Faso’s Sissili Province is named after the Sissala people.
Tumulung Sisaala, which is also known as Eastern Sisaala, is spoken East of Tumu in the Upper West region and Builsa in the Upper East Region. Its name derives from the city of Tumu, which is the traditional capital of the Sisaala people.
- Western Sisaala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
Tumulung Sisaala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
Sisaali at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
Paasaal at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015) (subscription required)
- Edited by M.E.Kropp Dakubu, The Languages of Ghana, Kegan Paul International, 1988.