Country: Burkina Faso

Number of People Groups

81

People Groups Unreached

27 (33.3%)

Total Population

18,560,000

Unreached Population

4,611,000 (24.8%)

% Professing Christian

20.2%

% Evangelical

9.04 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

35 %

10/40 Window

Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 19,000 34,046,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.04 % 0.04 %
 Bambara, Bamanakan 6,000 5,530,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 %
 Bariba 24,000 951,000 Baatonum Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.90 %
 Biali, Bialaba 3,000 131,000 Biali Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.70 %
Birifor, Northern 207,000 207,000 Birifor, Malba Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 6.00 %
 Bissa 564,000 938,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 11.00 %
 Ble, Jalkunan 1,600 1,600 Jalkunan Islam 10.00 % 8.00 %
 Bobo Fing 63,000 96,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 12.50 %
 Bobo Madare 487,000 487,000 Bobo Madare, Southern Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Bolon 28,000 38,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 1.45 %
 Bozo, Tieyaxo 3,000 263,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Buamu 291,000 291,000 Buamu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 14.00 %
Bwamu, Laa Laa 108,000 108,000 Bwamu, Laa Laa Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 %
Bwamu, Twi 39,000 39,000 Bwamu, Cwi Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 %
 Dagaari Dioula, Wala 34,000 34,000 Dagaari Dioula Islam 1.50 % 1.20 %
 Dagara 501,000 501,000 Dagara, Northern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 20.69 % 8.90 %
 Dogon, Jamsay 500 232,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 21,000 281,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 6.50 %
 Dogose 41,000 41,000 Dogose Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 %
Dogoso 14,000 14,000 Dogoso Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 %
Dyan 28,000 28,000 Dyan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.00 %
Dzuun, Samogo 23,000 23,000 Dzuungoo Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
English-Speaking, general 700 44,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 32.00 %
 Ewe 36,000 6,048,000 Ewe Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 %
 French 14,000 49,469,000 French Christianity 72.00 % 0.70 %
 Fulani, Gorgal 7,200 46,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Fulani, Gurmanche 369,000 369,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.70 % 0.20 %
 Fulani, Jelgooji 369,000 369,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Fulani, Maasina 8,700 1,149,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
 Gouin, Cerma 125,000 128,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 7.50 %
Gourma 966,000 1,377,000 Gourmanchema Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 7.00 %
Gur, Ninkare 51,000 535,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.50 %
 Hausa 2,700 40,039,000 Hausa Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Jotoni, Jowulu 1,400 17,000 Jowulu Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.60 %
 Jula, Dyula 2,316,000 5,055,000 Jula Islam 0.80 % 0.02 %
Kaan, Gan 13,000 13,000 Kaansa Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 %
 Karaboro, Eastern 63,000 71,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.90 %
 Karaboro, Western 60,000 60,000 Karaboro, Western Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Kasem, Kasena 199,000 364,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 8.50 %
 Khe 3,200 3,200 Khe Ethnic Religions 8.20 % 7.00 %
 Khisa, Komono 6,100 15,000 Khisa Islam 5.00 % 4.00 %
Kolsi, Ko, Winye 32,000 32,000 Winye Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.50 %
Kpeego 2,100 2,100 Kpeego Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
Kurumfe, Fulse 286,000 293,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 %
 Kusaal, Western 28,000 631,000 Kusaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.90 %
 Lela, Lyele 195,000 195,000 Lyele Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.80 %
 Lobi, Lobiri 580,000 853,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.50 %
 Maninka, Eastern 149,000 4,055,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 1.20 %
 Marka, Dafing 400,000 455,000 Marka Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 5.50 %
Moba 3,600 409,000 Moba Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.70 %
 Mossi, Moore 8,174,000 10,389,000 Moore Islam 31.50 % 15.50 %
Natioro, Natyoro 4,900 4,900 Natioro Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.60 %
Nuna, Northern 99,000 99,000 Nuni, Northern Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 6.00 %
 Nuna, Southern 262,000 262,000 Nuni, Southern Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 8.00 %
Paleni 300 300 Paleni Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 %
 Pana, Sama 8,300 15,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.40 %
Pwo, Pwe 22,000 22,000 Phuie Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.20 %
Red Bobo, Bwa 114,000 387,000 Bomu Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 12.00 %
Samo, Kalemse, Samoma 23,000 26,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.40 %
 Samo, Maya, Sanan-Bangassogo 61,000 61,000 Samo, Maya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.50 %
Samo, Northwestern, Samo Matya 190,000 191,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 8.70 %
Samo, Southern, Sanan-Toma 141,000 141,000 Samo, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.50 %
 Seemogo 24,000 29,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 12.00 %
 Senoufo, Central 56,000 60,000 Senoufo, Sicite Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 %
 Senoufo, Nanerige 120,000 120,000 Senoufo, Nanerige Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.80 %
Senoufo, Niangolo 90,000 90,000 Senoufo, Senara Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.55 %
 Siamou, Seme 32,000 64,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 %
Sininkere, Silanke 9,700 9,700 Sininkere Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.50 %
 Sissala 26,000 26,000 Sissala Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 10.00 %
 Songhai-Humburi Senni 11,000 37,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.40 % 0.18 %
 Tenbo, Loron 3,700 12,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Tiefo 24,000 24,000 Tiefo Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.50 %
 Toussian, Northern 35,000 35,000 Toussian, Northern Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.70 %
Toussian, Southern 35,000 35,000 Toussian, Southern Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.80 %
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 49,000 576,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.08 % 0.08 %
 Turka, Tyurama 61,000 61,000 Turka Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 9.00 %
 Vige, Viemo 13,000 13,000 Viemo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.40 %
 Wara 8,600 8,600 Wara Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.60 %
 Yoruba 65,000 33,832,000 Yoruba Islam 45.00 % 7.50 %
 Zarma 1,400 3,845,000 Zarma Islam 10.00 % 3.00 %
  Totals:  81 18,560,000       27   20.22 % 9.04 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 74,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 18,634,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.0 %)
20.2 %
Ethnic Religions
26.7 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
52.4 %
Non-Religious
0.6 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
42.4 %
Roman Catholic
55.2 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Burkina Faso Statistics
People Groups 81
Unreached People Groups 27  (33.3%)
Population 18,560,000
Population in Unreached 4,611,000  (24.8%)
Urbanization 29%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code UV
Official National Language French
Secondary National Language Moore
Literacy Rate 35%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 20.2%
Percent Evangelical 9.0%
Country Progress Level 4
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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