Country: Burkina Faso

Number of People Groups

81

People Groups Unreached

27 (33.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

20,273,000

Population in Unreached

5,109,000 (25.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

20.5%

% Evangelical

10.24%

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 21,000 32,644,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.04 % 0.04 % 1
 Bambara 6,500 6,082,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Batonu, Baruba 26,000 1,310,000 Baatonum Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.90 % -
 Biali 3,300 164,000 Biali Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.70 % -
Birifor, Northern 223,000 223,000 Birifor, Malba Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 6.00 % -
 Bissa 609,000 1,015,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 11.00 % -
 Ble, Jalkunan 1,800 1,800 Jalkunan Islam 10.00 % 8.00 % -
 Bobo Fing 68,000 103,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 12.50 % -
 Bobo Madare 247,000 247,000 Bobo Madare, Southern Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 5
 Bolon 32,000 43,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 1.45 % 1
 Bozo, Tegue 3,200 282,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Buamu 366,000 366,000 Buamu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 14.00 % -
Bwamu, Laa Laa 117,000 117,000 Bwamu, Laa Laa Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 % -
Bwamu, Twi 42,000 42,000 Bwamu, Cwi Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 % -
 Dagaari Dioula, Wala 37,000 37,000 Dagaari Dioula Islam 1.50 % 1.20 % 1
 Dagara 337,000 337,000 Dagara, Northern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 % -
Deaf 203,000 46,968,000 Language unknown Islam 20.69 % -
 Dogon, Jamsay 600 249,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 8.00 % 2.00 % -
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 23,000 302,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 6.50 % -
 Dogose 44,000 44,000 Dogose Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
Dogoso 15,000 15,000 Dogoso Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 % 1
Dyan 31,000 31,000 Dyan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.00 % -
Dzuun, Samogo 25,000 25,000 Dzuungoo Islam 1.00 % 0.30 % 1
English-Speaking, general 800 50,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 32.00 % -
 Ewe 39,000 5,995,000 Ewe Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 % -
 French 15,000 50,163,000 French Christianity 72.00 % 0.70 % -
 Fulani, Gorgal 7,700 49,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
 Fulani, Gurmanche 1,597,000 1,597,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.70 % 0.23 % 32
 Fulani, Jelgooji 398,000 398,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % 8
 Fulani, Maasina 9,300 1,722,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.15 % 1
 Gouin 71,000 74,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 7.50 % -
Gourma 1,054,000 1,513,000 Gourmanchema Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 8.01 % -
 Gur, Ninkare 55,000 576,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.50 % -
 Hausa 3,000 48,208,000 Hausa Islam 0.10 % 0.10 % 1
 Jotoni 1,500 20,000 Jowulu Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.60 % 1
 Jula, Dyula 2,073,000 4,798,000 Jula Islam 0.80 % 0.02 % 41
Kaan, Gan 14,000 14,000 Kaansa Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 % -
 Karaboro, Eastern 68,000 77,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.90 % -
 Karaboro, Western 65,000 65,000 Karaboro, Western Islam 4.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Kasem 114,000 292,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 8.50 % -
 Khe 3,400 3,400 Khe Ethnic Religions 8.20 % 7.00 % -
 Khisa, Komono 6,600 16,000 Khisa Islam 5.00 % 4.00 % -
Kolsi, Ko 35,000 35,000 Winye Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.50 % -
Kpeego 2,300 2,300 Kpeego Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 % 1
Kurumfe, Fulse 309,000 316,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 % -
 Kusaal 17,000 652,000 Kusaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.90 % -
 Lela 291,000 291,000 Lyele Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.80 % -
 Lobi 300,000 637,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.50 % 6
 Maninka, Eastern 11,000 3,902,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 1.20 % 1
 Marka, Dafing 184,000 243,000 Marka Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 5.50 % -
Moba 3,900 450,000 Moba Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.70 % -
 Mossi 9,310,000 11,717,000 Moore Islam 31.50 % 17.74 % -
 Natioro 5,300 5,300 Natioro Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
Nuna, Northern 107,000 107,000 Nuni, Northern Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 6.00 % -
 Nuna, Southern 201,000 201,000 Nuni, Southern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 8.00 % -
Paleni 300 300 Paleni Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 % 1
 Pana, Sama 9,000 16,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.40 % 1
Pwo 24,000 24,000 Phuie Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.20 % -
Red Bobo, Bwa 123,000 411,000 Bomu Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 12.00 % -
Samo, Kalemse 25,000 28,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.40 % -
 Samo, Maya 66,000 66,000 Samo, Maya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.50 % -
Samo, Samo Matya 205,000 206,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 8.70 % -
Samo, Southern 152,000 152,000 Samo, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.50 % -
 Seemogo 22,000 28,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 12.00 % -
 Senoufo, Central 61,000 65,000 Senoufo, Sicite Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 % -
 Senoufo, Nanerige 130,000 130,000 Senoufo, Nanerige Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.80 % -
Senoufo, Niangolo 98,000 98,000 Senoufo, Senara Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.55 % -
 Siamou, Seme 24,000 58,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 % -
 Sininkere, Silanke 10,000 10,000 Sininkere Islam 6.00 % 4.50 % -
 Sissala 28,000 28,000 Sissala Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 10.00 % -
 Songhai, Humburi 12,000 40,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.40 % 0.18 % 1
 Tenbo, Loron 4,000 13,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 % 1
 Tiefo 26,000 26,000 Tiefo Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.50 % -
 Toussian, Northern 38,000 38,000 Toussian, Northern Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.70 % -
Toussian, Southern 38,000 38,000 Toussian, Southern Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.80 % -
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 167,000 732,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.08 % 0.08 % 3
 Turka, Tyurama 66,000 66,000 Turka Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 9.00 % -
 Vige, Viemo 14,000 14,000 Viemo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.40 % 1
 Wara 9,300 9,300 Wara Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.60 % -
 Yoruba 70,000 35,896,000 Yoruba Islam 45.00 % 7.50 % -
 Zarma 1,500 4,096,000 Zarma Islam 10.00 % 3.00 % -
  Totals:  81 20,273,000         27 20.50 % 10.24 % 116 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 48,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 20,321,000                

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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   20,273,000 81 27 33.3 % 5,109,000 25.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,426.4 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 3,718.9 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 991.1 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 573.6 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
20,273,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian Spoken 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 Translation Started
Bwamu, Laa Laa bwj 1 0 Bible Portions
Cerma cme 1 0 New Testament
Dagaari Dioula dgd 1 1 Translation Needed
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 Translation Started
Dyan dya 1 0 Translation Started
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 3 3 New Testament
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 1 1 Complete Bible
Jalkunan bxl 1 0 Unspecified
Jowulu jow 1 1 Bible Portions
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 Translation Started
Kasem xsm 1 0 Complete Bible
Khe kqg 1 0 Translation Started
Khisa kqm 1 0 Translation Needed
Konabere bbo 1 0 Complete Bible
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 Bible Portions
Samo, Matya stj 1 0 Translation Started
Samo, Maya sym 1 0 Translation Started
Samo, Southern sbd 1 0 Complete Bible
Seeku sos 1 0 Translation Needed
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 New Testament
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 Translation Needed
Wara wbf 1 0 Translation Needed
Winye kst 1 0 Bible Portions
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 79 81 27   20 33 33 70 6

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 10.2 %)
20.5 %
Ethnic Religions
23.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
55.7 %
Non-Religious
0.7 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.9 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.3 %
Protestant
42.1 %
Roman Catholic
54.7 %
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 20,273,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Population in Unreached 5,109,000  (25.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 116
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 20.5%
Percent Evangelical 10.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
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 36%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,975,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.