Country: Burkina Faso

Number of People Groups

79

People Groups Unreached

28

Total Population

18,108,000

Unreached Population

4,503,000

% Professing Christian

20.2%

% Evangelical

9.1 %

Largest Religion

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 19,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 5,900 Bamanankan Islam 4.0 % 1.8 %
 Bariba 24,000 Baatonum E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 3.9 %
 Biali, Bialaba 3,000 Biali E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 4.7 %
Birifor, Northern 202,000 Birifor, Malba E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 6.0 %
 Bissa 550,000 Bisa E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 11.0 %
 Ble, Jalkunan 1,600 Jalkunan Islam 10.0 % 8.0 %
 Bobo Fing 62,000 Konabere E Ethnic Religions 27.0 % 12.5 %
 Bobo Madare 476,000 Bobo Madare, Southern Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bolon 28,000 Bolon Islam 3.0 % 1.5 %
 Bozo, Tieyaxo 2,900 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Buamu 284,000 Buamu E Ethnic Religions 33.0 % 14.0 %
Bwamu, Laa Laa 106,000 Bwamu, Laa Laa E Ethnic Religions 28.3 % 14.0 %
Bwamu, Twi 38,000 Bwamu, Cwi E Ethnic Religions 28.3 % 14.0 %
 Dagaari Dioula, Wala 33,000 Dagaari Dioula Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Dagara 489,000 Dagara, Northern E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 1.5 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 20.7 % 8.9 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 20,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan E Ethnic Religions 21.0 % 6.5 %
 Dogose, Doghosie 40,000 Dogose E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
Dogoso 14,000 Dogoso E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.0 %
Dyan 28,000 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 35,000 Ewe Christianity 80.0 % 12.0 %
Farefare 49,000 Farefare E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 2.5 %
 French 13,000 French Christianity 72.0 % 0.7 %
 Fulani, Gorgal 7,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Fulani, Gurmanche 360,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.7 % 0.2 %
 Fulani, Jelgooji 360,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.3 % 0.2 %
 Fulani, Maasina 8,400 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Gouin, Cerma 122,000 Cerma E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 7.5 %
Gourma 943,000 Gourmanchema E Ethnic Religions 19.0 % 7.0 %
 Hausa 2,700 Hausa Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Jotoni, Jowulu 1,400 Jowulu E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.6 %
 Jula, Dyula 2,260,000 Jula Islam 0.8 % 0.0 %
Kaan, Gan 12,000 Kaansa E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 4.0 %
 Karaboro, Eastern 62,000 Karaboro, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.9 %
 Karaboro, Western 59,000 Karaboro, Western E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 2.0 %
 Kasem, Kasena 194,000 Kasem E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 8.5 %
 Khe 3,100 Khe E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 1.5 %
 Khisa, Komono 5,900 Khisa Islam 5.0 % 4.0 %
Kolsi, Ko, Winye 31,000 Winye E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 4.5 %
Kpeego 2,100 Kpeego E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 1.0 %
Kurumfe, Fulse 279,000 Koromfe E Ethnic Religions 13.0 % 1.0 %
 Kusaal, Western 28,000 Kusaal E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.9 %
 Lela, Lyele 190,000 Lyele E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 4.8 %
 Lobi, Lobiri 566,000 Lobi E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.0 %
 Maninka, Eastern 145,000 Maninkakan, Eastern E Ethnic Religions 1.5 % 1.2 %
 Marka, Dafing 390,000 Marka E Ethnic Religions 14.0 % 5.5 %
Moba 3,500 Moba E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 2.7 %
 Mossi, Moore 7,975,000 Moore Islam 31.5 % 15.5 %
Natioro, Natyoro 4,800 Natioro E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.6 %
Nuna, Northern 96,000 Nuni, Northern E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 6.0 %
 Nuna, Southern 256,000 Nuni, Southern E Ethnic Religions 18.0 % 8.0 %
 Pana, Sama 8,100 Pana E Ethnic Religions 4.0 % 0.4 %
Pwo, Pwe 22,000 Phuie E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 4.2 %
Red Bobo, Bwa 111,000 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 60,000 Samo, Maya E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.5 %
Samo, Northwestern, Samo Matya 185,000 Samo, Matya E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 8.7 %
Samo, Southern, Sanan-Toma 137,000 Samo, Southern E Ethnic Religions 20.0 % 9.5 %
 Seemogo 24,000 Seeku E Ethnic Religions 25.0 % 12.0 %
 Senoufo, Central 55,000 Senoufo, Sicite E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 3.0 %
 Senoufo, Nanerige 118,000 Senoufo, Nanerige E Ethnic Religions 10.0 % 2.8 %
Senoufo, Niangolo 88,000 Senoufo, Senara E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 1.6 %
 Siamou, Seme 31,000 Siamou E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 1.0 %
Sininkere, Silanke 9,400 Sininkere E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 4.5 %
 Sissala 26,000 Sissala E Ethnic Religions 16.0 % 10.0 %
 Songhai-Humburi Senni 11,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.4 % 0.2 %
 Tenbo, Loron 3,600 Teen E Ethnic Religions 3.0 % 0.5 %
 Tiefo 24,000 Tiefo E Ethnic Religions 6.0 % 4.5 %
 Toussian, Northern 34,000 Toussian, Northern E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 2.7 %
Toussian, Southern 34,000 Toussian, Southern E Ethnic Religions 8.0 % 3.8 %
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 48,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Turka, Tyurama 60,000 Turka E Ethnic Religions 12.0 % 9.0 %
 Vige, Viemo 13,000 Viemo E Ethnic Religions 5.0 % 1.4 %
 Wara 8,400 Wara E Ethnic Religions 7.0 % 0.6 %
 Yoruba 64,000 Yoruba Islam 45.0 % 7.5 %
 Zerma, Dyerma 1,300 Zarma Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
  Totals:  79 18,108,000 28     20.2 % 9.1 %  
  Unclassified / Other Individuals: 62,000  
  UN Country Population (2015) 18,170,000  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.1 %)
20.2 %
Ethnic Religions
26.9 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
52.1 %
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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