Sisaala language

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Region Ghana, Burkina
Native speakers
(180,000 cited 1991–2003)[1]
Language codes
ISO 639-3 Variously:
ssl – Western Sisaala
sil – Tumulung Sisaala
sld – Burkina Sissala
sig – Paasaal
Glottolog sisa1248[2]

Sisaala (Sissala) is a Gur language cluster spoken in Ghana near the town of Tumu[3] and in the neighbouring republic of Burkina Faso. Western Sisaala is intermediate between Burkina and Tumulung Sisaala.

Paasaal is similar and also called (Southern) Sisaala.


  1. ^ Western Sisaala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Tumulung Sisaala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Burkina Sissala at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
    Paasaal at Ethnologue (18th ed., 2015)
  2. ^ Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin; Bank, Sebastian, eds. (2016). "Sisaala". Glottolog 2.7. Jena: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. 
  3. ^ Edited by M.E.Kropp Dakubu, The Languages of Ghana, Kegan Paul International, 1988.
  • Sisaala–English English–Sisaala Dictionary (1975). Ghana Institute of Linguistics, 231 pp. ISBN 9964-92-298-1. [Western Sisaala]