Vige, Viemo in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Vige, Viemo only in Burkina Faso





Largest Religion

Main Language


Introduction / History

The Vige are a relatively small group of people who speak the Viemo language. They live to the southeast of Bobo Dioulasso along the road to Diebougou in southwestern Burkina Faso. The climate in the region is pleasant and conducive to agriculture due to the long rainy season. The Vige's main source of income is their agricultural products. They predominantly grow cotton, vegetables, and millet, and also produce corn, rice, fruit and peanuts.

Ceremonies such as funerals and weddings are important parts of the Vige life. These gatherings provide opportunities to strengthen community ties. The traditional Vige funeral is associated with animistic religion and contains elements of spirit and ancestor worship. A linguistic survey done among the Vige revealed a high level of bilingualism with Jula, the trade language of the region. Most Vige speak Jula almost fluently. Thus, it is uncertain whether a Bible translation in Viemo is needed. Still, the Vige have not responded well to the Jula Gospel, and this may be because they view Jula language and religion as foreign. More survey is necessary to determine the best way to reach the Vige with the Word of God.

Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Vige, Viemo
People Name in Country Vige, Viemo
Population in Burkina Faso 13,000
World Population 13,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Viemo, Viewo, Vige, Vigu, Vigue
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Gur
People Name General Vige, Viemo
Ethnic Code NAB56a
People ID 15790
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Houet Province, Karankasso Vigué Department, 40 km southeast of Bobo Dioulasso.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Viemo (13,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Viemo 13,000
For Primary Language: Viemo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.40 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
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 %
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
70.0 %
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Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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