Toussian, Northern


A language of Burkina Faso

Alternate Names
Tusia, Tusian

19,500 (1995 SIL). 1,000 in Wenteene dialect, 18,500 in the other dialects.


Comoé Province, north, east, and south of Oradara.

Language Maps
Language Status

6b (Threatened).


Kebeenton, Ter, Tru, Wenteene. Northern region dialects inherently intelligible to speakers but have 45% inherent intelligibility of Southern Toussian [wib].


SOV; postpositions; genitives, articles, adjectives, numerals, relatives after noun heads; word order distinguishes subjects, objects, indirect objects, passives; V, CV, CVC, CCV; tonal

Language Use

Home. All ages. Also use Jula [dyu] or French [fra].

Language Development
Literacy rate in L2: 5% in French, 3% in Jula [dyu].
Other Comments

Traditional religion, Muslim, Christian.