Sininkere, Silanke in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Sininkere only in Burkina Faso





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Silanka of Burkina Faso, with a population of 9,000, represent a tiny island in the sea of the Mossi population. The group of up to seven villages is located approximately 140 km north of the nation's capital Ouagadougou. Little is known of their culture and language. The group's main occupation is subsistence farming. Their region is located not far from the Sahara Desert. The Silanka grow such grains as millet, sorghum, and maize, which are crops that are suitable for the shorter rainy season. The Silanka also raise goats and cattle according to their means.

The Silanka usually speak their language Sininkere with each other. Nevertheless, they speak Moore and especially Fulfulde well. Certain young Silanka in fact, prefer speaking Fulfulde with other Silanka, attachment to their language seems to be lessening.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sininkere
People Name in Country Sininkere, Silanke
Population in Burkina Faso 9,400
World Population 9,400
Countries 1
Progress Scale 3.1
Least-Reached No
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Silanka, Silanke
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Malinke
People Name General Sininkere
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 14198
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sanmatenga Province, near Pensa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Sininkere (9,400)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Sininkere 9,400
For Primary Language: Sininkere

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

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.50 %)
6.00 %
Ethnic Religions
93.00 %
0.00 %
1.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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