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Ble, Jalkunan in Burkina Faso

Ble, Jalkunan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,800 Jalkunan Islam 10.00 % 8.00 % No No   

Ble, Jalkunan in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Ble live in southwestern Burkina Faso in a village west of Banfora and south of Sindou. They are surrounded by many other ethnic groups, including the Turka, the Senoufo, the Noumou, the Natioro, and the Kiramba.

Unlike Burkina's regions further north, the Ble have a fairly long rainy season, which should have a positive effect on farming, their main source of income. Yet the Ble remain rather poor and live in very modest conditions, similar to most rural burkinabe groups.

Due to the fact that only one small village speaks Ble, the entire population has become bilingual in Jula. Jula is the trade language of southwestern Burkina Faso.

What are their beliefs?
The entire village of Bledougou is Muslim. According to the Ble, Islam has always been the prevailing religion. No Christian missionary work has been carried out among the people.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:28 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Cascades region: Leraba province west of Banfora, Blédougou near Sindou town.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Ble, Jalkunan
People Name General: Ble, Jalkunan
ROP3 Code: 101518
Joshua Project People ID: 10894
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 1,800
Population all Countries: 1,800
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Malinke
People Name General: Ble, Jalkunan
Ethnic Code: NAB63z
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Jalkunan
Language Code (ISO): bxl    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Jula (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 8.00 %)
Ethnic Religions8.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam82.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant5.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic95.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 2   Less than 2% Evangelical. Initial (localized) church planting within past 2 years
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Ble, Jalkunan in Burkina Faso

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People Cluster
    Malinke     Africa, West and Central    
      Ble, Jalkunan Burkina Faso    
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