Bissa culture

The origin of the Bissa of Garango

Originally, our ancestor Barsɔ, a hunter in his own state, participated in an organized hunt in the region.

His first name would mean:

    Barsɔ = Rope is outlawed, that's a euphemism for hanging.
    Barsɔ = The thorny bush is outlawed. May he, being a hunter, banish fear. When hunting only the fearful, out of fear, throw themselves into the thorny bushes which are called "bar".



  Barsɔ was on horseback. His adventure took him next to

Translated with (free version)

he [Click and drag to move] hill at the current location of the prefecture offices. Exhausted, he decided to observe a resting time at this location. The hill was then called "MƐƝƆN" which in Bissa means rest. Barsɔ exhausted so decided to end his hunting trip by saying in Bissa: "Gargɔ". "Mɛɲɔn bɩnkɛ han, gar n gɔ " which means that here is a place of rest and the hunt is over. This is the expression that has remained the name of the region. Garango "Gar n gɔ"

    Origins of Garango bissa

The Garango bissa are of hunting origin and are said to have come from Boussa in Nigeria. They passed through Yaandé, a locality in northern Ghana, near Baku.

                                                                                      A Bissa born in Ghana and currently living in Canada told us that his sister did her DNA test which revealed that she is of Nigerian origin.