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Sininkere, Silanke in Burkina Faso

Sininkere, Silanke

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Sininkere Islam 6.00 % 4.50 % No No   

Sininkere, Silanke in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Silanka of Burkina Faso represent a tiny island in the sea of the Mossi population. The group of up to seven villages is located approximately 140 km north of the nation's capital Ouagadougou. Little is known of their culture and language. The group's main occupation is subsistence farming. Their region is located not far from the Sahara Desert. The Silanka grow such grains as millet, sorghum, and maize, which are crops that are suitable for the shorter rainy season. The Silanka also raise goats and cattle according to their means.

The Silanka usually speak their language Sininkere with each other. Nevertheless, they speak Moore and especially Fulfulde well. Certain young Silanka in fact, prefer speaking Fulfulde with other Silanka, attachment to their language seems to be lessening.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Centre-Nord region: Sanmatenga province near Pensa.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Sininkere, Silanke
People Name General: Sininkere
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ROP3 Code: 109308
Joshua Project People ID: 14198
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 10,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Malinke
People Name General: Sininkere
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
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Primary Language: Sininkere (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): skq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity6.00 %(Evangelical: 4.50 %)
Ethnic Religions9.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam85.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant80.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic20.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a modest presence.
Least-Reached: No
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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Sininkere, Silanke in Burkina Faso

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  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Malinke     Africa, West and Central    
      Sininkere Burkina Faso    
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            Sininkere, Silanke in Burkina Faso          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Sininkere  
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