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Wala people

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Wala people

unrelated: Wala language spoken in the Solomon Islands

The Wala or Waala live in Upper West Region of Ghana. They are a predominantly Muslim people who are the founders of the city of Wa. The Waala language belongs to the Gur group.

Their culture is similar to other Gur-speaking, Senoufo and Mande groups in northern Cote d'Ivoire, Burkina Faso and Mali. They are known for their impressive Sudano-Sahelian style mosques and palaces. They are ruled by their traditional ruler, the Wa-Na whose traditional residence is a mud-brick built palace in Wa.

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