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Kurumfe, Fulse in Burkina Faso

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
309,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 % No No   

Kurumfe, Fulse in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Koromba are found predominantly in northern Burkina Faso, with some villages in south-central Mali. The group is split quite evenly into two dialects. The Koromba are one of several Burkina Faso ethnic groups living in a drought prone area. For subsistence farmers, sufficient rainfall is a matter of life and death. As a safety net for the lean years, some villages have dams and reservoirs, by which they are able to grow vegetables after the rainy season. Another source of income is the raising of livestock. Finally the Koromba often have at least one member of their family in Cote d'Ivoire or Ghana trying to find a paying job, or in the countryside north of their homeland searching for gold.

Healthcare is improving. Most larger villages have dispensaries, and a hospital was recently constructed in a city between the dialect areas. Education is still a great area of need. Less than one in five children are able to attend primary school, and fewer still attend middle and high school. Islam is the predominate religion of the Koromba. It is most strictly practiced in the east, as one moves west, one sees a greater influence of traditional religious practices. The greatest advance in the gospel is in the western area, where there are approximately 300 Christians. In the eastern region, however, there are only 30 Koromba believers. For the Koromfe becoming a Christian means facing rejection by the family and community. The sacrifice is great.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Total Provinces on file:2
Location in Country:Centre-Nord region: Bam and Sanmatenga provinces; Nord region: Loroum province; Yatenga province: Titao subdistrict; Sahel region: Soum province, Djibo-Aribinda subdistrict.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Kurumfe, Fulse
People Name General: Kurumfe, Fulse
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ROP3 Code: 105471
Joshua Project People ID: 12881
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 309,000
Population all Countries: 316,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Kurumfe, Fulse
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Koromfe (309,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kfz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity13.00 %(Evangelical: 1.00 %)
Ethnic Religions57.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam30.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent3.00 %
Protestant50.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic47.00 %
(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
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Bible Portions: 2008
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Kurumfe, Fulse in Burkina Faso

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