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Dogoso in Burkina Faso

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
15,000 Dogoso Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Dogoso in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Dogoso, or Black Dogose, are one of the many small ethnic groups of southwestern Burkina Faso. The 13 villages of their homeland form two pockets separated by the red Dogose which extend into Cote d'Ivoire.

The Dogose are subsistence farmers, growing the usual millet, sorghum, maize, and peanuts. Yet it is for the quality of their yams that they are known in Burkina Faso - the yams serve as an important cash crop for the group. Living in the country's southwest region, the Dogoso generally do not have water shortage problems; they receive some 40 inches of rain annually. While the Dogoso are financially well-off when compared with some other Burkina Faso people groups, they nonetheless have areas of need. First, none of their villages have health care facilities: a sick person must travel many kilometers to a clinic. A second concern is the lack of primary schools, only three villages have them.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Cascades region: Comoe province, Dandougou, Torokoro, Sokoura, Bondokoro, Tolandougou, Sakédougou, near Dogose [dos], Khisa [kqm], and Khe [kqg] language areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Dogoso
People Name General: Dogoso
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 102665
Joshua Project People ID: 11589
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 15,000
Population all Countries: 15,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Dogoso
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Dogoso (15,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dgs    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions91.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam4.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant20.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic80.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Dogoso in Burkina Faso

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Dogoso Burkina Faso    
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            Dogoso in Burkina Faso          
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      Ethnic Religions     Dogoso  
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