Ble, Jalkunan in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Ble, Jalkunan only in Burkina Faso





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Ble live in southwestern Burkina Faso in a village west of Banfora and south of Sindou. They are surrounded by many other ethnic groups, including the Turka, the Senoufo, the Noumou, the Natioro, and the Kiramba.

Unlike Burkina's regions further north, the Ble have a fairly long rainy season, which should have a positive effect on farming, their main source of income. Yet the Ble remain rather poor and live in very modest conditions, similar to most rural burkinabe groups.

Due to the fact that only one small village speaks Ble, the entire population has become bilingual in Jula. Jula is the trade language of southwestern Burkina Faso.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The entire village of Bledougou is Muslim. According to the Ble, Islam has always been the prevailing religion. No Christian missionary work has been carried out among the people.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Expanded PDF Profile

People Name General Ble, Jalkunan
People Name in Country Ble, Jalkunan
Population in Burkina Faso 1,600
World Population 1,600
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Malinke
People Name General Ble, Jalkunan
Ethnic Code NAB63z
People ID 10894
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Leraba Province west of Banfora, Bl√©dougou near Sindou town.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Enthologue Language Map

Ethnolinguistic map from University of Texas or other map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Jalkunan Jula
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Jalkunan Jula
For Primary Language: Jalkunan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
10.00 %
Ethnic Religions
8.00 %
0.00 %
82.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
5.0 %
Roman Catholic
95.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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