Pub. date: 2009 | Online Pub. Date: January 26, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412964623 | Print ISBN: 9781412936361 | Online ISBN: 9781412964623| Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
The term Gurunsi or Grusi relates to groups of people as well as languages and is therefore considered by some authors as an ethnic and linguistic unit. The following groups are identified as parts of the Gurunsi peoples in the Asante region of Ghana: Nunuma or Nuruma generally known as Nuna; Kasena; Sisala; Ko; Lilse or Lyela; Tamprusi; Vagala; Degha; Siti; Builsa; and Tem, all living mainly in Accra and Ga areas of Ghana. In this vast Western African area around the Adere and Volta rivers, where we can find today's Ghana and Burkina Faso, live a great variety of peoples that can be grouped under the Gur language, families like the Mossi and the Bobo, as well as the Nuna, Kasena, Sisala, and Winiama of the Gurunsi language group. The term Grusi or Gurunsi was also found to be controversial and sometimes derogatory because it was used as Gurunsi ...