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Vige, Viemo in Burkina Faso

Vige, Viemo

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
14,000 Viemo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.40 % No No   

Vige, Viemo in Burkina Faso

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Introduction / History
The Vige are a relatively small group of people who speak the Viemo language. They live to the southeast of Bobo Dioulasso along the road to Diebougou in southwestern Burkina Faso. The climate in the region is pleasant and conducive to agriculture due to the long rainy season. The Vige's main source of income is their agricultural products. They predominantly grow cotton, vegetables, and millet, and also produce corn, rice, fruit and peanuts.

Ceremonies such as funerals and weddings are important parts of the Vige life. These gatherings provide opportunities to strengthen community ties. The traditional Vige funeral is associated with animistic religion and contains elements of spirit and ancestor worship. A linguistic survey done among the Vige revealed a high level of bilingualism with Jula, the trade language of the region. Most Vige speak Jula almost fluently. Thus, it is uncertain whether a Bible translation in Viemo is needed. Still, the Vige have not responded well to the Jula Gospel, and this may be because they view Jula language and religion as foreign. More survey is necessary to determine the best way to reach the Vige with the Word of God.

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Country: Burkina Faso
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Hauts-Bassins region, Houet province, Karankasso Vigué department, southeast of Bobo Dioulasso; Cascades region, Comoe province; Sud-Ouest region, Bougouriba province.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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People Name in Country: Vige, Viemo
People Name General: Vige, Viemo
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ROP3 Code: 110562
Joshua Project People ID: 15790
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 14,000
Population all Countries: 14,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Gur
People Name General: Vige, Viemo
Ethnic Code: NAB56a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Viemo (14,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): vig    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.40 %)
Ethnic Religions65.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam30.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
(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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
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Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Vige, Viemo in Burkina Faso

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    Gur     Africa, West and Central    
      Vige, Viemo Burkina Faso    
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