Dagara in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Dagara only in Burkina Faso





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

One of the larger ethnic groups of southwestern Burkina Faso is the Dagaara. They number over 450,000 and are divided perhaps more by loyalty than by actual dialect difference between the lobr and Wule speech varieties.

The Dagara are subsistence farmers. As their staple crops, they grow corn, millet sorghum, and peanuts. Corn and white beans function as their major cash crops, and women sell shea nuts and pods from nere trees.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Dagara
People Name in Country Dagara
Population in Burkina Faso 489,000
World Population 489,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dagaari, Dagari, Dagati
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Dagara
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 11465
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Southwest, Poni, Bougouriba, Sissili, Mouhoun provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dagara, Northern (489,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dagara, Northern 489,000
For Primary Language: Dagara, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2006-2007)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Dagara, Northern Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
The Seed Company Translation Project Text / Printed Matter
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
50.00 %
0.00 %
25.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
4.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
Photo Source: Chad Carter  
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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