Tumulung Sisaala (Sisaaliŋ Tumuluŋ)

Tumulung Sisaala is member of the Gur branch of Niger-Congo language family. It is spoken by about 105,000 people in northern Ghana, particularly in the town of Tumu in the Sisaala East District in north of the Upper West Region, and in the Bullisa District in the North Central Region.

Tumulung Sisaala is also known as Sisaala-Tumulung, Isaalang or East Sisaala. It is closely related to Western Sisaala and Paasaal, which are also spoken in northern Ghana, and Sisaali, which is spoken in Burkina Faso. These four languages are classified as dialects of Sisaala in some sources, however there is limited mutual intelligibility between them.

Tumulung Sisaala in written with the Latin alphabet, and there is a translation of the Bible, and some other material.

Tumulung Sisaala alphabet and pronunciation

Tumulung Sisaala alphabet and pronunciation

Download an alphabet chart for Tumulung Sisaala (Excel)
Details of the Tumulung Sisaala alphabet provided by Wolfram Siegel


Sample text (The Lord's Prayer - Luke 11: 2-4)

  1. Ŋɩɩ nɛ Yesu bʋla pɩba, “Ŋ-la nɛ ma jaŋ chʋchʋɔlɛ Wɩa: Má bʋl, ‘La Nyɩmma, leŋ dɩ ŋ yɩrɩŋ yɩrɛ, leŋ dɩ ŋ kuorii-la kɔ.
  2. Pɩla la niiŋ kʋdiiliŋ tapʋlɩɩ-na kala.
  3. Joŋ la wʋbɔŋŋɔɔ chɛla arɩ la ma sɩ joŋ la dɔnsʋŋ tɩŋŋaa wʋbɔŋŋɔɔ chɛba ŋɩɩ.

Source: https://www.bible.com/en-GB/bible/2553/LUK.11.SIS


  1. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.
  2. Give us day by day our daily bread.
  3. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/1/LUK.11.KJV

Sample video in Tumulung Sisaala

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Information about Tumulung Sisaala
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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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