Kusaal (Kʋsaal)

Kusaal is a Gur language spoken by about 549,000 people mainly in northern Ghana, and also in Burkina Faso and Togo. In Ghana it is spoken by about 535,000 people in the Bawku district of the Upper East region. There are also about 12,800 Kusaal speakers in provinces of Boulgou and Narhouri in Burkina Faso, and 1,200 in the Savanes region of Togo.

Kusaal is also known as Kusaas, Kusaasi, Kusale or Kusasi. There are two dialects: Western Kusaal, or Toende, and Eastern Kusaal, or Agole. It is closely related to Mossi, Mampruli and Dagbani.

Kusaal can be written with the Latin alphabet, and there is some literature in the language.

Kusaal alphabet and pronunciation

Kusaal alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Kusaal (Excel)

Sample videos in Kusaal


Information about Kusaal

Gur languages

Berba, Birifor (Northern), Birifor (Southern), Dagaare, Dagbani, Frafra, Gourmanchéma, Kabiye, Kasem, Konkomba, Kusaal, Láá Láá Bwamu, Mampruli, Moba, Mossi, Paasaal, Safaliba, Sisaali, Tammari, Tem, Tumulung Sisaala, Turka, Waama, Western Sisaala

Languages written with the Latin alphabet

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