Country: Burkina Faso

Number of People Groups

79

People Groups Unreached

28

Total Population

17,547,000

Unreached Population

4,364,000

% Christian Adherent

20.2%

% Evangelical

9.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 18,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 5,700 Bamanankan Islam 4.0 % 1.8 %
 Bariba 23,000 Baatonum E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 3.9 %
 Biali, Bialaba 2,900 Biali E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 4.7 %
Birifor, Northern 196,000 Birifor, Malba E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 6.0 %
 Bissa 533,000 Bisa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 11.0 %
 Ble, Jalkunan 1,500 Jalkunan Islam 10.0 % 8.0 %
 Bobo Fing 60,000 Konabere E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 12.5 %
 Bobo Madare 461,000 Bobo Madare, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bolon 27,000 Bolon Islam 3.0 % 1.5 %
 Bozo, Tieyaxo 2,800 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Buamu 275,000 Buamu E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 14.0 %
Bwamu, Laa Laa 102,000 Bwamu, Laa Laa E Ethnic Religions 28.3 % 14.0 %
Bwamu, Twi 36,000 Bwamu, Cwi E Ethnic Religions 28.3 % 14.0 %
 Dagaari Dioula, Wala 32,000 Dagaari Dioula Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Dagara 474,000 Dagara, Northern E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.5 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 20.7 % 0.0 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 20,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan E Ethnic Religions 21.0 % 6.5 %
 Dogose, Doghosie 38,000 Dogose E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
Dogoso 14,000 Dogoso E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
Dyan, Dian 27,000 Dyan E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 5.0 %
Dzuun, Samogo 22,000 Dzuungoo Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
English-Speaking, general 700 English Christianity 80.0 % 32.0 %
 Ewe 34,000 Ewe Christianity 80.0 % 12.0 %
Farefare 48,000 Farefare E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 2.5 %
 French 13,000 French Christianity 72.0 % 0.7 %
 Fulani, Gorgal 6,800 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Fulani, Gurmanche 349,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Fulani, Jelgooji 349,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Fulani, Maasina 8,200 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Gouin, Cerma 118,000 Cerma E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 7.5 %
Gourma 914,000 Gourmanchema E Ethnic Religions 19.0 % 7.0 %
 Hausa 2,600 Hausa Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Jotoni, Jowulu 1,300 Jowulu E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.6 %
 Jula, Dyula 2,190,000 Jula Islam 0.8 % 0.0 %
Kaan, Gan 12,000 Kaansa E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 4.0 %
 Karaboro, Eastern 60,000 Karaboro, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.9 %
 Karaboro, Western 57,000 Karaboro, Western E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Kasem, Kasena 188,000 Kasem E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 8.5 %
 Khe 3,000 Khe E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.5 %
 Khisa, Komono 5,800 Khisa Islam 5.0 % 4.0 %
Kolsi, Ko, Winye 31,000 Winye E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 4.5 %
Kpeego 2,000 Kpeego E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
Kurumfe, Fulse 271,000 Koromfe E Ethnic Religions 13.0 % 7.0 %
 Kusaal, Western 27,000 Kusaal E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.9 %
 Lela, Lyele 184,000 Lyele E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 4.8 %
 Lobi, Lobiri 548,000 Lobi E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Maninka, Eastern 141,000 Maninkakan, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 1.5 % 1.2 %
 Marka, Dafing 378,000 Marka E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 5.5 %
Moba 3,400 Moba E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 2.7 %
 Mossi, Moore 7,728,000 Moore Islam 31.5 % 15.5 %
Natioro, Natyoro 4,600 Natioro E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.6 %
Nuna, Nuni 93,000 Nuni, Northern E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 6.0 %
 Nuna, Nunuma 248,000 Nuni, Southern E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 8.0 %
 Pana, Sama 7,800 Pana E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.4 %
Pwo, Pwe 21,000 Phuie E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 4.2 %
Red Bobo, Bwa 107,000 Bomu E Ethnic Religions 28.0 % 12.0 %
Samo, Kalemse, Samoma 22,000 Kalamse E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 1.4 %
 Samo, Maya, Sanan-Bangassogo 58,000 Samo, Maya E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.5 %
Samo, Northwestern, Samo Matya 179,000 Samo, Matya E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 8.7 %
Samo, Southern, Sanan-Toma 133,000 Samo, Southern E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.5 %
 Seemogo 23,000 Seeku E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 12.0 %
 Senoufo, Central 53,000 Senoufo, Sicite E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 3.0 %
 Senoufo, Nanerige 114,000 Senoufo, Nanerige E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.8 %
Senoufo, Niangolo 85,000 Senoufo, Senara E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 1.6 %
 Siamou, Seme 31,000 Siamou E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 1.0 %
Sininkere, Silanke 9,100 Sininkere E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 4.5 %
 Sissala 25,000 Sissala E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 10.0 %
 Songhai-Humburi Senni 11,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Tenbo, Loron 3,500 Teen E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Tiefo 23,000 Tiefo E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 4.5 %
 Toussian, Northern 33,000 Toussian, Northern E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.7 %
Toussian, Southern 33,000 Toussian, Southern E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 3.8 %
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 46,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Turka, Tyurama 58,000 Turka E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 9.0 %
 Vige, Viemo 13,000 Viemo E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.4 %
 Wara 8,200 Wara E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.6 %
 Yoruba 62,000 Yoruba Islam 45.0 % 7.5 %
 Zerma, Dyerma 1,300 Zarma Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
  Totals:  79 17,547,000 28     20.2 % 9.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.1 %)
20.2 %
Ethnic Religions
27.3 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
51.8 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
42.4 %
Roman Catholic
55.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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