Country: Burkina Faso

Number of People Groups

80

People Groups Unreached

27 (33.8%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

23,182,000

Population in Unreached

5,390,000 (23.3%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

21.17%

% Evangelical

10.60%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.1%
Map Notes

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 24,000 36,748,000 Arabic, Algerian Islam 0.04 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 7,500 7,210,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Batonu, Baruba 30,000 1,504,000 Baatonum Islam 10.00 % 3.90 % -
 Biali 3,800 194,000 Biali Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.70 % -
Birifor, Northern 255,000 255,000 Birifor, Malba Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 6.00 % -
 Ble, Jalkunan 2,000 2,000 Jalkunan Islam 10.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bobo Fing 78,000 119,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 12.50 % -
 Bobo Madare 283,000 283,000 Bobo Madare, Southern Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 6
 Bolon 37,000 50,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 1.45 % 1
 Bozo, Tige 3,700 335,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Buamu 419,000 419,000 Buamu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 14.00 % -
 Busanga 696,000 1,150,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 11.00 % -
Bwamu, Laa Laa 134,000 134,000 Bwamu, Laa Laa Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 % -
Bwamu, Twi 48,000 48,000 Bwamu, Cwi Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 % -
 Dagaari Dioula, Wala 42,000 42,000 Dagaari Dioula Islam 1.50 % 1.20 % 1
 Dagara 386,000 386,000 Dagara, Northern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 % -
 Deaf 233,000 49,661,000 Language unknown Islam 20.69 % -
 Dogon, Jamsay 600 295,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 26,000 355,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 6.50 % -
 Dogose 50,000 50,000 Dogose Islam 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
Dogoso 18,000 18,000 Dogoso Ethnic Religions 0.17 % 0.17 % 1
Dyan 35,000 35,000 Dyan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.00 % -
 Dyula 2,372,000 4,581,000 Jula Islam 0.80 % 0.01 % 47
Dzuun, Samogo 28,000 28,000 Dzuungoo Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
 English-speaking, general 900 54,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 32.00 % -
  Totals:  80 23,182,000         27 21.17 % 10.60 % 121 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 69,000                
  UN Country Population (2023) 23,251,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Boucle du Mouhoun 2,263,000
Cascades 941,000
Centre 3,268,000
Centre-Est 1,841,000
Centre-Nord 1,934,000
Centre-Ouest 1,881,000
Centre-Sud 999,000
Est 2,036,000
Haut-Bassins 2,472,000
Nord 1,869,000
Plateau-Central 1,088,000
Sahel 1,597,000
Sud-Ouest 993,000
Provinces:  13 23,182,000
UN Country Population 23,251,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian arq 1 1 New Testament
Baatonum bba 1 0 Complete Bible
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Biali beh 1 0 New Testament
Birifor, Malba bfo 1 0 New Testament
Bisa bib 1 0 New Testament
Bobo Madare, Southern bwq 1 1 Complete Bible
Bolon bof 1 1 Translation Needed
Bomu bmq 1 0 Complete Bible
Bozo, Tieyaxo boz 1 1 Bible Portions
Buamu box 1 0 New Testament
Bwamu, Cwi bwy 1 0 Unspecified
Bwamu, Laa Laa bwj 1 0 New Testament
Cerma cme 1 0 New Testament
Dagaari Dioula dgd 1 1 Bible Portions
Dagara, Northern dgi 1 0 Complete Bible
Dogon, Jamsay djm 1 0 Bible Portions
Dogon, Tomo Kan dtm 1 0 Bible Portions
Dogose dos 1 1 New Testament
Dogoso dgs 1 1 Bible Portions
Dyan dya 1 0 Bible Portions
Dzuungoo dnn 1 1 Bible Portions
English eng 1 0 Complete Bible
Ewe ewe 1 0 Complete Bible
Farefare gur 1 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Maasina ffm 1 1 New Testament
Fulfulde, Western Niger fuh 2 2 New Testament
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Jalkunan bxl 1 0 Unspecified
Jowulu jow 1 1 New Testament
Jula dyu 1 1 Complete Bible
Kaansa gna 1 0 New Testament
Kalamse knz 1 0 Bible Portions
Karaboro, Eastern xrb 1 0 New Testament
Karaboro, Western kza 1 1 Bible Portions
Kasem xsm 1 0 Complete Bible
Khe kqg 1 0 Translation Started
Khisa kqm 1 1 Translation Needed
Konabere bbo 1 0 New Testament
Koromfe kfz 1 0 New Testament
Kpeego cpo 1 1 Translation Needed
Kusaal kus 1 0 Complete Bible
Lobi lob 1 1 New Testament
Lyele lee 1 0 New Testament
Maninkakan, Eastern emk 1 1 New Testament
Marka rkm 1 0 Bible Portions
Moba mfq 1 0 New Testament
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Natioro nti 1 1 Unspecified
Nuni, Northern nuv 1 0 New Testament
Nuni, Southern nnw 1 0 New Testament
Paleni pnl 1 1 Translation Needed
Pana pnq 1 1 Translation Needed
Phuie pug 1 0 New Testament
Samo, Matya stj 1 0 New Testament
Samo, Maya sym 1 0 New Testament
Samo, Southern sbd 1 0 Complete Bible
Seenku sos 1 0 Translation Started
Senoufo, Nanerige sen 1 0 Translation Needed
Senoufo, Senara seq 1 0 Translation Needed
Senoufo, Sicite sep 1 0 New Testament
Siamou sif 1 0 Bible Portions
Sininkere skq 1 0 Unspecified
Sissala sld 1 0 New Testament
Songhay, Humburi Senni hmb 1 1 Translation Needed
Tamasheq taq 1 1 New Testament
Teen lor 1 1 Bible Portions
Tiefo tiq 1 0 Unspecified
Toussian, Northern tsp 1 0 Translation Started
Toussian, Southern wib 1 0 New Testament
Turka tuz 1 0 Bible Portions
Unknown xxx 1 0 Unspecified
Viemo vig 1 1 Bible Portions
Wara wbf 1 0 Translation Needed
Winye kst 1 0 New Testament
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 79 80 27   31 46 38 70 8
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Burkina Faso Statistics
People Groups 80
Unreached People Groups 27  (33.8%)
Population 23,182,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Population in Unreached 5,390,000  (23.3%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 21.2%
Percent Evangelical 10.6%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 121
Country Progress Level 5
Urbanization 29%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code UV
Official Language(s) FrenchMoore
Literacy Rate 41%
Estimated Illiterate Population 13,677,000
Persecution Ranking 20 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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