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Dagara in Burkina Faso


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
337,000 Dagara, Northern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 %   

Dagara in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
One of the larger ethnic groups of southwestern Burkina Faso is the Dagara. They are divided perhaps more by loyalty than by actual dialect difference between the Lobr and Wule speech varieties.

The Dagara are subsistence farmers. As their staple crops, they grow corn, millet sorghum, and peanuts. Corn and white beans function as their major cash crops, and women sell shea nuts and pods from nere trees.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:3
Location in Country:Centre-Ouest region: Sissili province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Tuy province; Sud-Ouest region: mainly Ioba and Bougouriba provinces; Noumbie and Poni provinces.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Dagara
People Name General: Dagara
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102365
Joshua Project People ID: 11465
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 337,000
Population all Countries: 337,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Dagara
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dagara, Northern (337,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dgi    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity25.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions50.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam25.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent4.00 %
Protestant25.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian1.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have only a very small representation among all who claim to be Christians.
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: 2006-2007
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2013
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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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 Dagara, Northern
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Dagara in Burkina Faso

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Dagara Burkina Faso    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Dagara in Burkina Faso          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Dagara, Northern  
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