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Samo, Kalemse in Burkina Faso

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
25,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.40 % No No   

Samo, Kalemse in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Kalemse, also known as the Samoya, are principally found in Burkina Faso's northwest region, though there are some Kalemse villages in Mali. The region they live in is one of the country's driest, with less than 700 mm or 28 inches of rainfall per year. This amount is barely adequate for raising the group's staple crop, millet. To make matters worse, rainy seasons since the 1970s have been less and less reliable, resulting in very poor harvests in certain years.

As much as their means allow, the Kalemse raise livestock to help meet their needs. In other respects as well, life is difficult for the Kalemse. In the area of health care, they face many challenges - the lack of clinics in the region, malnutrition, impure water, and tropical diseases. In education, too, work is still to be done. There are only three primary schools serving the area, all having started in 1983. Very few Kalemse are able to attend junior school and high school.

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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: Sourou province, Tougan subdistrict, on Mali border.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Samo, Kalemse
People Name General: Samo, Kalemse
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 108577
Joshua Project People ID: 14674
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 25,000
Population all Countries: 28,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Samo, Kalemse
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Kalamse (25,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): knz    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity10.00 %(Evangelical: 1.40 %)
Ethnic Religions60.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam30.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent1.00 %
Protestant15.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic84.00 %
(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: 1978
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Samo, Kalemse in Burkina Faso

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      Samo, Kalemse Burkina Faso    
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