Bissa in Cote d'Ivoire

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Introduction / History

The Bissa are a large ethnic group, numbering around 600,000 speakers, centered in Burkina Faso. Their homeland is Burkina Faso's southeast region, with some settlements in northern Togo and Ghana. While details of their history are unclear, they may have entered their present location as early as the 14th century. The Bissa live by subsistence farming, raising millet, maize, rice and peanuts. They sell cotton and some vegetables for cash. Since 1980, primary education has advanced, roughly two thirds of the schools in the region have been built since then. Still, however, less than one third of the boys, and one fourth of the girls, are enrolled in school.

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People Name General Bissa
People Name in Country Bissa
Population in Cote d'Ivoire 113,000
World Population 900,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names Bisa, Biza, Bokhobaru, Bokobaru, Busa, Busanga, Wiza, Zogbe
People ID 11042

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Primary Language: Bisa (113,000 speakers)
Language Code: bib   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bisa (113,000 speakers)
Language Code: bib   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Bisa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1996)
New Testament Yes   (2001)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
23.00 %
Ethnic Religions
47.00 %
0.00 %
30.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
60.0 %
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