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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Algerian, Arabic-speaking20,0000.04 %0.04 %1 IslamArabic, Algerian SpokenP
Algerian, Arabic-speaking
 T
Bambara6,3001.80 %4.00 %1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara
 T
Batonu, Baruba25,0003.90 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBaatonumP
Batonu, Baruba
  
Biali3,200Y4.70 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBialiP
Biali
M
Biali of Burkina Faso
T
Birifor, Northern217,000Y6.00 %16.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsBirifor, Malba M
Birifor, Northern of Burkina Faso
T
Bissa592,000Y11.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBisaP
Bissa
M
Bissa of Burkina Faso
T
Ble, Jalkunan1,700Y8.00 %10.00 %4 IslamJalkunanP
Ble, Jalkunan
 T
Bobo Fing66,000Y12.50 %27.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsKonabereP
Bobo Fing
M
Bobo Fing of Burkina Faso
 
Bobo Madare240,000Y0.01 %0.02 %1 IslamBobo Madare, SouthernP
Bobo Madare
M
Bobo Madare of Burkina Faso
T
Bolon31,000Y1.45 %3.00 %1 IslamBolonP
Bolon
M
Bolon of Burkina Faso
T
Bozo, Tegue3,1000.00 %0.00 %1 IslamBozo, TieyaxoP
Bozo, Tegue
 T
Buamu356,000Y14.00 %33.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBuamu  T
Bwamu, Laa Laa114,000Y14.00 %28.30 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBwamu, Laa Laa M
Bwamu, Laa Laa of Burkina Faso
T
Bwamu, Twi40,000Y14.00 %28.30 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBwamu, Cwi M
Bwamu, Twi of Burkina Faso
T
Dagaari Dioula, Wala35,000Y1.20 %1.50 %1 IslamDagaari DioulaP
Dagaari Dioula, Wala
M
Dagaari Dioula, Wala of Burkina Faso
T
Dagara328,000Y1.50 %25.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsDagara, NorthernP
Dagara
M
Dagara of Burkina Faso
T
Deaf198,000Y20.69 %2 IslamLanguage unknown   
Dogon, Jamsay5002.00 %8.00 %2 IslamDogon, JamsayP
Dogon, Jamsay
M
Dogon, Jamsay of Burkina Faso
 
Dogon, Tomo Kan22,000Y6.50 %21.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDogon, Tomo KanP
Dogon, Tomo Kan
M
Dogon, Tomo Kan of Burkina Faso
 
Dogose43,000Y1.00 %5.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsDogoseP
Dogose
M
Dogose of Burkina Faso
T
Dogoso15,000Y1.00 %5.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsDogoso M
Dogoso of Burkina Faso
T
Dyan30,000Y5.00 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsDyan M
Dyan of Burkina Faso
T
Dzuun, Samogo24,000Y0.30 %1.00 %1 IslamDzuungoo M
Dzuun, Samogo of Burkina Faso
T
English-Speaking, general80032.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEnglish   
Ewe38,00012.00 %80.00 %5 ChristianityEweP
Ewe
  
French14,0000.70 %72.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Gorgal7,5000.10 %0.10 %1 IslamFulfulde, Western NigerP
Fulani, Gorgal
 T
Fulani, Gurmanche1,552,000Y0.23 %0.70 %1 IslamFulfulde, Western NigerP
Fulani, Gurmanche
M
Fulani, Gurmanche of Burkina Faso
T
Fulani, Jelgooji387,000Y0.20 %0.30 %1 IslamFulfulde, Western NigerP
Fulani, Jelgooji
M
Fulani, Jelgooji of Burkina Faso
T
Fulani, Maasina9,1000.15 %0.20 %1 IslamFulfulde, MaasinaP
Fulani, Maasina
M
Fulani, Maasina of Burkina Faso
T
Gouin69,000Y7.50 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsCermaP
Gouin
M
Gouin of Burkina Faso
T
Gourma1,024,000Y8.01 %19.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsGourmanchema M
Gourma of Burkina Faso
T
Gur, Ninkare53,000Y2.50 %6.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsFarefareP
Gur, Ninkare
M
Gur, Ninkare of Burkina Faso
T
Hausa2,9000.10 %0.10 %1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
 T
Jotoni1,5001.60 %3.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsJowuluP
Jotoni
M
Jotoni of Burkina Faso
T
Jula, Dyula2,015,000Y0.02 %0.80 %1 IslamJulaP
Jula, Dyula
M
Jula, Dyula of Burkina Faso
T
Kaan, Gan13,000Y4.00 %6.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKaansa M
Kaan, Gan of Burkina Faso
T
Karaboro, Eastern66,000Y2.90 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKaraboro, EasternP
Karaboro, Eastern
M
Karaboro, Eastern of Burkina Faso
T
Karaboro, Western63,000Y2.00 %4.00 %1 IslamKaraboro, WesternP
Karaboro, Western
M
Karaboro, Western of Burkina Faso
T
Kasem111,000Y8.50 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKasemP
Kasem
M
Kasem of Burkina Faso
T
Khe3,300Y7.00 %8.20 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKheP
Khe
  
Khisa, Komono6,400Y4.00 %5.00 %4 IslamKhisaP
Khisa, Komono
  
Kolsi, Ko34,000Y4.50 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsWinye M
Kolsi, Ko of Burkina Faso
T
Kpeego2,200Y1.00 %4.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsKpeego  T
Kurumfe, Fulse301,000Y1.00 %13.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKoromfe  T
Kusaal17,0002.90 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsKusaalP
Kusaal
  
Lela283,000Y4.80 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsLyeleP
Lela
 T
Lobi292,000Y1.50 %4.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsLobiP
Lobi
M
Lobi of Burkina Faso
T
Maninka, Eastern10,0001.20 %1.50 %1 Ethnic ReligionsManinkakan, EasternP
Maninka, Eastern
 T
Marka, Dafing179,000Y5.50 %14.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMarkaP
Marka, Dafing
M
Marka, Dafing of Burkina Faso
T
Moba3,800Y2.70 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsMoba   
Mossi9,049,000Y17.74 %31.50 %5 IslamMooreP
Mossi
M
Mossi of Burkina Faso
T
Natioro5,100Y0.00 %0.00 %1 IslamNatioroP
Natioro
 T
Nuna, Northern104,000Y6.00 %16.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNuni, Northern  T
Nuna, Southern195,000Y8.00 %25.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsNuni, SouthernP
Nuna, Southern
 T
Paleni300Y2.00 %5.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsPaleni   
Pana, Sama8,700Y0.40 %4.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsPanaP
Pana, Sama
 T
Pwo23,000Y4.20 %7.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsPhuie M
Pwo of Burkina Faso
T
Red Bobo, Bwa119,000Y12.00 %28.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsBomu  T
Samo, Kalemse24,000Y1.40 %10.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsKalamse M
Samo, Kalemse of Burkina Faso
T
Samo, Maya64,000Y9.50 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSamo, MayaP
Samo, Maya
M
Samo, Maya of Burkina Faso
 
Samo, Samo Matya199,000Y8.70 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSamo, Matya M
Samo, Samo Matya of Burkina Faso
 
Samo, Southern148,000Y9.50 %20.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSamo, Southern M
Samo, Southern of Burkina Faso
T
Seemogo21,000Y12.00 %25.00 %5 Ethnic ReligionsSeekuP
Seemogo
M
Seemogo of Burkina Faso
T
Senoufo, Central59,000Y3.00 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, SiciteP
Senoufo, Central
M
Senoufo, Central of Burkina Faso
T
Senoufo, Nanerige126,000Y2.80 %10.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, NanerigeP
Senoufo, Nanerige
M
Senoufo, Nanerige of Burkina Faso
T
Senoufo, Niangolo95,000Y1.55 %8.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSenoufo, Senara M
Senoufo, Niangolo of Burkina Faso
T
Siamou, Seme23,000Y1.00 %6.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsSiamouP
Siamou, Seme
M
Siamou, Seme of Burkina Faso
T
Sininkere, Silanke10,000Y4.50 %6.00 %4 IslamSininkereP
Sininkere, Silanke
 T
Sissala28,000Y10.00 %16.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsSissalaP
Sissala
 T
Songhai, Humburi12,000Y0.18 %0.40 %1 IslamSonghay, Humburi SenniP
Songhai, Humburi
M
Songhai, Humburi of Burkina Faso
T
Tenbo, Loron3,900Y0.50 %3.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsTeenP
Tenbo, Loron
M
Tenbo, Loron of Burkina Faso
T
Tiefo26,000Y4.50 %6.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTiefoP
Tiefo
M
Tiefo of Burkina Faso
T
Toussian, Northern37,000Y2.70 %5.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsToussian, NorthernP
Toussian, Northern
M
Toussian, Northern of Burkina Faso
T
Toussian, Southern37,000Y3.80 %8.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsToussian, Southern M
Toussian, Southern of Burkina Faso
T
Tuareg, Tamasheq162,000Y0.08 %0.08 %1 IslamTamasheqP
Tuareg, Tamasheq
M
Tuareg, Tamasheq of Burkina Faso
T
Turka, Tyurama64,000Y9.00 %12.00 %4 Ethnic ReligionsTurkaP
Turka, Tyurama
M
Turka, Tyurama of Burkina Faso
T
Vige, Viemo14,000Y1.40 %5.00 %1 Ethnic ReligionsViemoP
Vige, Viemo
M
Vige, Viemo of Burkina Faso
T
Wara9,000Y0.60 %7.00 %2 Ethnic ReligionsWaraP
Wara
 T
Yoruba68,0007.50 %45.00 %4 IslamYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Zarma1,400Y3.00 %10.00 %4 IslamZarmaP
Zarma
M
Zarma of Burkina Faso
 
Total People Groups:   81 19,705,000 66     27      57 51 65
Unclassified / Other Individuals 47,000  
UN Country Population (2018) 19,752,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Burkina Faso – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 27 33.3 % 4,966,000 25.2 %
  2 - Minimally reached 8 9.9 % 979,000 5.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 1.2 % 14,000 0.1 %
  4 - Partially reached 35 43.2 % 3,351,000 17.0 %
  5 - Significantly reached 10 12.3 % 10,396,000 52.8 %
Totals 81   19,705,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Burkina Faso – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Algerian, Arabic-speaking
20,000


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Bambara
6,300


Batonu, Baruba
25,000


Biali
3,200


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Bissa
592,000


Ble, Jalkunan
1,700


Bobo Fing
66,000


Bobo Madare
240,000


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Bolon
31,000


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Bozo, Tegue
3,100


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Dagaari Dioula, Wala
35,000


Dagara
328,000


Dogon, Jamsay
500


Dogon, Tomo Kan
22,000


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Dogose
43,000


Ewe
38,000


French
14,000


Fulani, Gorgal
7,500


Fulani, Gurmanche
1,552,000


Fulani, Jelgooji
387,000


Fulani, Maasina
9,100


Gouin
69,000


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Gur, Ninkare
53,000


Hausa
2,900


Jotoni
1,500


Jula, Dyula
2,015,000


Karaboro, Eastern
66,000


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Karaboro, Western
63,000


Kasem
111,000


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Khe
3,300


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Khisa, Komono
6,400


Kusaal
17,000


Lela
283,000


Lobi
292,000


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Maninka, Eastern
10,000


Marka, Dafing
179,000


Mossi
9,049,000


Natioro
5,100


Nuna, Southern
195,000


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Pana, Sama
8,700


Samo, Maya
64,000


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Seemogo
21,000


Senoufo, Central
59,000


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Senoufo, Nanerige
126,000


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Siamou, Seme
23,000


Sininkere, Silanke
10,000


Sissala
28,000


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Songhai, Humburi
12,000


Tenbo, Loron
3,900


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Tiefo
26,000


Toussian, Northern
37,000


Tuareg, Tamasheq
162,000


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Turka, Tyurama
64,000


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Vige, Viemo
14,000


Wara
9,000


Yoruba
68,000


Zarma
1,400

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Burkina Faso – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
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Locator
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Recordings
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Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian Spokenarq11NT
Baatonumbba10Complete
Bamanankanbam11Complete
Bialibeh10NT
Birifor, Malbabfo10NT
Bisabib10NT
Bobo Madare, Southernbwq11Complete
Bolonbof11None
Bomubmq10Complete
Bozo, Tieyaxoboz11Portions
Buamubox10NT
Bwamu, Cwibwy10None
Bwamu, Laa Laabwj10Portions
Cermacme10NT
Dagaari Diouladgd11None
Dagara, Northerndgi10Complete
Dogon, Jamsaydjm10Portions
Dogon, Tomo Kandtm10None
Dogosedos11NT
Dogosodgs11None
Dyandya10None
Dzuungoodnn11Portions
Englisheng10Complete
Eweewe10Complete
Farefaregur10Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Fulfulde, Maasinaffm11NT
Fulfulde, Western Nigerfuh33NT
Gourmanchemagux10Complete
Hausahau11Complete
Jalkunanbxl10Need?
Jowulujow11Portions
Juladyu11Complete
Kaansagna10NT
Kalamseknz10Portions
Karaboro, Easternxrb10NT
Karaboro, Westernkza11None
Kasemxsm10Complete
Khekqg10Need?
Khisakqm10Need?
Konaberebbo10Complete
Koromfekfz10NT
Kpeegocpo11Need?
Kusaalkus10Complete
Language unknownxxx10None
Lobilob11NT
Lyelelee10NT
Maninkakan, Easternemk11NT
Markarkm10Portions
Mobamfq10NT
Mooremos10Complete
Natioronti11Need?
Nuni, Northernnuv10NT
Nuni, Southernnnw10NT
Palenipnl11None
Panapnq11None
Phuiepug10Portions
Samo, Matyastj10None
Samo, Mayasym10None
Samo, Southernsbd10Complete
Seekusos10None
Senoufo, Nanerigesen10None
Senoufo, Senaraseq10None
Senoufo, Sicitesep10NT
Siamousif10Portions
Sininkereskq10Need?
Sissalasld10NT
Songhay, Humburi Sennihmb11NT
Tamasheqtaq11NT
Teenlor11Portions
Tiefotiq10Need?
Toussian, Northerntsp10None
Toussian, Southernwib10NT
Turkatuz10Portions
Viemovig11None
Warawbf10Need?
Winyekst10Portions
Yorubayor10Complete
Zarmadje10Complete
Totals: 79 81 27   54 33 31 70 6
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Burkina Faso – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 10.2 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Burkina Faso – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Burkina Faso. Ministries in the Burkina Faso section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
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Burkina Faso – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 19,705,000
Percent Urbanization 31 %
Total People Groups 81
Unreached People Groups 27
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language French
Secondary National LanguageMoore
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 20.5%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 10.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 5
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.402 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
Window International Country Profile
Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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