Country: Burkina Faso

Number of People Groups

81

People Groups Unreached

27 (33.3%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

19,128,000

Population in Unreached

4,869,000 (25.5%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

20.4%

% Evangelical

9.26%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

4.1%
(Global Rate = 2.6%)
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 20,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.04 % 0.04 %
 Bambara 6,200 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 %
 Bariba 25,000 978,000 Baatonum Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 3.90 %
 Biali 3,100 134,000 Biali Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.70 %
Birifor, Northern 213,000 213,000 Birifor, Malba Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 6.00 %
 Bissa 580,000 963,000 Bisa Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 11.00 %
 Ble, Jalkunan 1,700 1,700 Jalkunan Islam 10.00 % 8.00 %
 Bobo Fing 65,000 99,000 Konabere Ethnic Religions 27.00 % 12.50 %
 Bobo Madare 235,000 235,000 Bobo Madare, Southern Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
 Bolon 31,000 42,000 Bolon Islam 3.00 % 1.45 %
 Bozo, Tegue 3,100 271,000 Bozo, Tieyaxo Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
Buamu 349,000 349,000 Buamu Ethnic Religions 33.00 % 14.00 %
Bwamu, Laa Laa 111,000 111,000 Bwamu, Laa Laa Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 %
Bwamu, Twi 40,000 40,000 Bwamu, Cwi Ethnic Religions 28.30 % 14.00 %
 Dagaari Dioula, Wala 35,000 35,000 Dagaari Dioula Islam 1.50 % 1.20 %
 Dagara 321,000 321,000 Dagara, Northern Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 1.50 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 20.69 % 8.90 %
 Dogon, Jamsay 500 240,000 Dogon, Jamsay Islam 8.00 % 2.00 %
 Dogon, Tomo Kan 21,000 288,000 Dogon, Tomo Kan Ethnic Religions 21.00 % 6.50 %
 Dogose 42,000 42,000 Dogose Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 %
Dogoso 15,000 15,000 Dogoso Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.00 %
Dyan 29,000 29,000 Dyan Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 5.00 %
Dzuun, Samogo 23,000 23,000 Dzuungoo Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
English-Speaking, general 700 46,000 English Christianity 80.00 % 32.00 %
 Ewe 37,000 5,717,000 Ewe Christianity 80.00 % 12.00 %
 French 14,000 49,832,000 French Christianity 72.00 % 0.70 %
 Fulani, Gorgal 7,400 47,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Fulani, Gurmanche 1,522,000 1,522,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.70 % 0.20 %
 Fulani, Jelgooji 380,000 380,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.30 % 0.20 %
 Fulani, Maasina 8,900 1,183,000 Fulfulde, Maasina Islam 0.20 % 0.15 %
 Gouin 68,000 71,000 Cerma Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 7.50 %
Gourma 1,004,000 1,435,000 Gourmanchema Ethnic Religions 19.00 % 7.00 %
Gur, Ninkare 52,000 546,000 Farefare Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 2.50 %
 Hausa 2,800 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.10 % 0.10 %
 Jotoni 1,400 18,000 Jowulu Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.60 %
 Jula, Dyula 1,976,000 4,801,000 Jula Islam 0.80 % 0.02 %
Kaan, Gan 13,000 13,000 Kaansa Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.00 %
 Karaboro, Eastern 65,000 73,000 Karaboro, Eastern Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.90 %
 Karaboro, Western 62,000 62,000 Karaboro, Western Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %
 Kasem 109,000 278,000 Kasem Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 8.50 %
 Khe 3,200 3,200 Khe Ethnic Religions 8.20 % 7.00 %
 Khisa, Komono 6,300 15,000 Khisa Islam 5.00 % 4.00 %
Kolsi, Ko 33,000 33,000 Winye Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 4.50 %
Kpeego 2,200 2,200 Kpeego Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.00 %
Kurumfe, Fulse 295,000 302,000 Koromfe Ethnic Religions 13.00 % 1.00 %
 Kusaal 17,000 619,000 Kusaal Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.90 %
 Lela 277,000 277,000 Lyele Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 4.80 %
 Lobi 286,000 565,000 Lobi Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 1.50 %
 Maninka, Eastern 10,000 4,023,000 Maninkakan, Eastern Ethnic Religions 1.50 % 1.20 %
 Marka, Dafing 176,000 233,000 Marka Ethnic Religions 14.00 % 5.50 %
Moba 3,700 433,000 Moba Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 2.70 %
 Mossi 8,873,000 11,144,000 Moore Islam 31.50 % 15.50 %
Natioro 5,000 5,000 Natioro Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.60 %
Nuna, Northern 102,000 102,000 Nuni, Northern Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 6.00 %
 Nuna, Southern 191,000 191,000 Nuni, Southern Ethnic Religions 18.00 % 8.00 %
Paleni 300 300 Paleni Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.00 %
 Pana 8,500 16,000 Pana Ethnic Religions 4.00 % 0.40 %
Pwo 23,000 23,000 Phuie Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 4.20 %
Red Bobo, Bwa 117,000 399,000 Bomu Ethnic Religions 28.00 % 12.00 %
Samo, Kalemse 24,000 27,000 Kalamse Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 1.40 %
 Samo, Maya 63,000 63,000 Samo, Maya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.50 %
Samo, Samo Matya 195,000 196,000 Samo, Matya Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 8.70 %
Samo, Southern 145,000 145,000 Samo, Southern Ethnic Religions 20.00 % 9.50 %
 Seemogo 21,000 26,000 Seeku Ethnic Religions 25.00 % 12.00 %
 Senoufo, Central 58,000 62,000 Senoufo, Sicite Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.00 %
 Senoufo, Nanerige 124,000 124,000 Senoufo, Nanerige Ethnic Religions 10.00 % 2.80 %
Senoufo, Niangolo 93,000 93,000 Senoufo, Senara Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 1.55 %
 Siamou, Seme 23,000 56,000 Siamou Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 1.00 %
Sininkere, Silanke 9,900 9,900 Sininkere Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.50 %
 Sissala 27,000 27,000 Sissala Ethnic Religions 16.00 % 10.00 %
 Songhai, Humburi 11,000 38,000 Songhay, Humburi Senni Islam 0.40 % 0.18 %
 Tenbo, Loron 3,800 12,000 Teen Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 0.50 %
 Tiefo 25,000 25,000 Tiefo Ethnic Religions 6.00 % 4.50 %
 Toussian, Northern 36,000 36,000 Toussian, Northern Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 2.70 %
Toussian, Southern 36,000 36,000 Toussian, Southern Ethnic Religions 8.00 % 3.80 %
 Tuareg, Tamasheq 159,000 702,000 Tamasheq Islam 0.08 % 0.08 %
 Turka, Tyurama 63,000 63,000 Turka Ethnic Religions 12.00 % 9.00 %
 Vige, Viemo 14,000 14,000 Viemo Ethnic Religions 5.00 % 1.40 %
 Wara 8,900 8,900 Wara Ethnic Religions 7.00 % 0.60 %
 Yoruba 67,000 36,040,000 Yoruba Islam 45.00 % 7.50 %
 Zarma 1,400 3,832,000 Zarma Islam 10.00 % 3.00 %
  Totals:  81 19,128,000       27   20.43 % 9.26 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 45,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 19,173,000              
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Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   19,128,000 81 27 33.3 % 4,869,000 25.5 % 0
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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 Bible Portions
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
Bomu bmq 1 0 Complete Bible
Bozo, Tieyaxo boz 1 1 Bible Portions
Buamu box 1 0 New Testament
Bwamu, Cwi bwy 1 0
Bwamu, Laa Laa bwj 1 0 Bible Portions
Cerma cme 1 0 New Testament
Dagaari Dioula dgd 1 1
Dagara, Northern dgi 1 0 Bible Portions
Dogon, Jamsay djm 1 0
Dogon, Tomo Kan dtm 1 0
Dogose dos 1 1 New Testament
Dogoso dgs 1 1
Dyan dya 1 0
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
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
Kasem xsm 1 0 New Testament
Khe kqg 1 0
Khisa kqm 1 0
Konabere bbo 1 0 Complete Bible
Koromfe kfz 1 0 Bible Portions
Kpeego cpo 1 1
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
Nuni, Northern nuv 1 0 New Testament
Nuni, Southern nnw 1 0 New Testament
Paleni pnl 1 1
Pana pnq 1 1
Phuie pug 1 0 Bible Portions
Samo, Matya stj 1 0
Samo, Maya sym 1 0
Samo, Southern sbd 1 0 Complete Bible
Seeku sos 1 0
Senoufo, Nanerige sen 1 0
Senoufo, Senara seq 1 0
Senoufo, Sicite sep 1 0 New Testament
Siamou sif 1 0 Bible Portions
Sininkere skq 1 0
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
Toussian, Northern tsp 1 0
Toussian, Southern wib 1 0 New Testament
Turka tuz 1 0 Bible Portions
Unknown xxx 1 0
Viemo vig 1 1
Wara wbf 1 0
Winye kst 1 0 Bible Portions
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 0 Complete Bible
Totals: 79 81 27   13 32 30 70 6

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 9.3 %)
20.4 %
Ethnic Religions
23.2 %
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
42.5 %
Roman Catholic
55.3 %
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 19,128,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 2.9%
Population in Unreached 4,869,000  (25.5%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 116 to 153
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 20.4%
Percent Evangelical 9.3%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Country Progress Level 4
Urbanization 29%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code UV
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Official National Language(s) French  |  Moore
Literacy Rate 35%
Estimated Illiterate Population 12,433,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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