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Baule in Côte d'Ivoire


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,969,000 Baoule Christianity 55.00 % 27.00 %   

Baule in Côte d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History
The Bauoles can be found also in Northern Togo and northeast Ghana. Their name was changed from Bauole to Chokossi by the Gonja people when they arrived from Cote D'Ivoire. Chokossi means go around something in Twi. It is believed that when the small group of Bauole people arrived from cote d'Ivoire they settled with the Gonja people who were then fighting a war with the other Guan speaking people, since the newly arrived Bauoles were warriors, they went around every single village to attack their enemies and subsequently ended up defeating the enemies of the Gonja. After they help the Gonja to regain their lands, the congratulated them and gave them the name Chokossi, meaning the Bauoles go around villages before they attack. From that point the Gonja began calling them Chokossi. In the Chokossi language "Bauole" means "Ba ni awu" or, "the child has died" in English. An example of a phrase from the Chokossi language is "Nyamien Kpile Dafiman." It means "the greatest God doesn't sleep."

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Country: Côte d'Ivoire
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: No
Location in Country:Lacs, Vallée du Bandama, Lagunes, Sassandra-Marahoué, Gôh-Djiboua and Woroba regions, widespread in the south.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Baule
People Name General: Baule
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 101148
Joshua Project People ID: 10734
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 3,969,000
Population all Countries: 4,001,000
Least-Reached: No
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Guinean
People Name General: Baule
Ethnic Code: NAB59a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Baoule (3,969,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): bci    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Sub-division:Roman Catholic
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity55.00 %(Evangelical: 27.00 %)
Ethnic Religions11.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam34.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent15.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic55.00 %
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Evangelicals have a significant presence.
Least-Reached: No
GSEC Status:Level 6   Greater than or equal to 10% Evangelical
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1946-1994
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1998
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Baoule
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
Text / Printed MatterBible: Baoulé
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Baule in Côte d'Ivoire

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People Cluster
    Guinean     Africa, West and Central    
      Baule Côte d'Ivoire    
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