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Gouin in Côte d'Ivoire

Gouin

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Gouin in Côte d
Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,200 Cerma Ethnic Religions 11.00 % 8.00 %   

Gouin in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
The Ciramba (also called Gouin or Cerma) are rather small numerically but big on ethnic pride. They live in southwest Burkina Faso, with a few thousand spilling into northern Côte d'Ivoire. The main highway linking Cote d'Ivoire and Burkina Faso runs the length of their traditional territory, which results in a large percentage of Ciramba residing in urban areas.

The Ciramba area has a long rainy season, a blessing since most are subsistence farmers. To earn money, farmers sell surplus crops and some women sell baskets, pottery, or shea nuts. The Ciramba work very well together, and will often farm the fields collectively. A balafon (similar to a xylophone) player often accompanies these groups as they work, sending messages through his music to spur them on!

Many Ciramba know Jula, the local trade language, quite well, but they still cling tightly to Cerma, their mother tongue. They are receptive to literacy efforts in both Jula and Cerma. In the pilot phase of a new program, the government has two bilingual schools, where initial instruction and materials are in Cerma. The percentage of children enrolled in primary schools is one of the highest in Burkina Faso.

Family structure is unique in that the maternal uncle holds the most authority in the home. Marriages are often polygamous, and two to three generations of a family live together in a compound of mud-brick huts. The land chief, who performs ritual sacrifices, is a village's most powerful individual.

Most Ciramba follow the local traditional religion, which, among other things, advocates the power of sacrifices to appease the spirit world. Furthermore, there are approximately 6,000 Ciramba Muslims. Nevertheless, there is a strong, although small, self-propagating church amongst the Ciramba. Two Bible translators are working to ensure that more churches use the Cerma Scriptures that are available, and that translation and literacy work moves ahead efficiently.

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Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Savanes District, Ouangolodougou area, north of Ferkessedougou. 5 villages along main road to Banfora.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Gouin
People Name General: Gouin
Alternate People Names:
CiraambaCiramba
GuinGwen
KirmaSenufo
ROP3 Code: 103461
Joshua Project People ID: 11933
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,200
Population all Countries: 72,000
Least-Reached: No
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Gouin
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Cerma
Language Code (ISO): cme    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity11.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions81.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam8.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent30.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic50.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1995-2011
New Testament:
2011Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Cerma
Text / Printed MatterBible: Diiloŋ-nelma Tobisĩfɛlɛnni
 
 
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Gouin in Côte d'Ivoire

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