Dogoso in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Dogoso only in Burkina Faso





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Dogoso, or Black Dogose, are one of the many small ethnic groups of southwestern Burkina Faso. The 13 villages of their homeland form two pockets separated by the red Dogose which extend into Cote d'Ivoire.

The Dogose are subsistence farmers, growing the usual millet, sorghum, maize, and peanuts. Yet it is for the quality of their yams that they are known in Burkina Faso - the yams serve as an important cash crop for the group. Living in the country's southwest region, the Dogoso generally do not have water shortage problems; they receive some 40 inches of rain annually. While the Dogoso are financially well-off when compared with some other Burkina Faso people groups, they nonetheless have areas of need. First, none of their villages have health care facilities: a sick person must travel many kilometers to a clinic. A second concern is the lack of primary schools, only three villages have them.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Dogoso
People Name in Country Dogoso
Population in Burkina Faso 14,000
World Population 14,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Dogowa
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Dogoso
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 11589
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Dandougou, Torokoro, Sokoura, Bondokoro, Tolandougou, Sak√©dougou, near the Dogose [dos], Khisa [kqm], and Khe [kqg].   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Dogoso (14,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Dogoso 14,000
For Primary Language: Dogoso

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
91.00 %
0.00 %
4.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
20.0 %
Roman Catholic
80.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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