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Bwamu, Laa Laa in Burkina Faso

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
117,000 Bwamu, Laa Laa Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 % No No   

Bwamu, Laa Laa in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Bwamu Laa Laa dialect group is an example of a people ethnically the same as a larger community-the Bwaba- but different enough in speech that they need a separate translation. They are found in the country's southwest region, in an area marked by chains of hills.

Most of the Laa Laa speakers are subsistence farmers, growing millet, sorghum, and peanuts as their staple crops. In recent decades, farmers have grown cotton as a cash crop, and have sheep, goats, and chicken as livestock.

The Bwaba in general are known as a proud and independent people, and the speakers of Laa Laa are no exception. Each village governs itself for there is little central authority. Families have strong internal ties, often depending on one another for food, child care, and money. The Bwaba are hospitable to outsiders, yet they avoid close contacts with neighboring groups, clinging tightly to cultural traditions.

The Bwaba are generally highly motivated to attend school and learn French. However, the lack of money prevents many children, especially girls from completing primary school. A further hindrance for girls attending school is the fear that education will erode adherence to traditional culture.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:1
Location in Country:Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale province, Bagassi, Pâ, and Boni villages area; Hauts-Bassins region.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Bwamu, Laa Laa
People Name General: Bwamu, Laa Laa
Alternate People Names:
BwabaBwamu Laa Laa
Laa LaaLaa Laa Bwamu
ROP3 Code: 101823
Joshua Project People ID: 11059
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 117,000
Population all Countries: 117,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Bwamu, Laa Laa
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Bwamu, Laa Laa (117,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bwj    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity28.30 %(Evangelical: 14.00 %)
Ethnic Religions62.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam9.70 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent5.00 %
Protestant40.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant 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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Bible Portions: 1977–2012
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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None Reported
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Bwamu, Laa Laa in Burkina Faso

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