Baule in Ghana


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Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Bauoles can be found also in Northern Togo and northeast Ghana. Their name was changed from Bauole to Chokossi by the Gonja people when they arrived from Cote D'Ivoire. Chokossi means go around something in Twi. It is believed that when the small group of Bauole people arrived from cote d'Ivoire they settled with the Gonja people who were then fighting a war with the other Guan speaking people, since the newly arrived Bauoles were warriors, they went around every single village to attack their enemies and subsequently ended up defeating the enemies of the Gonja. After they help the Gonja to regain their lands, the congratulated them and gave them the name Chokossi, meaning the Bauoles go around villages before they attack. From that point the Gonja began calling them Chokossi. In the Chokossi language "Bauole" means "Ba ni awu" or, "the child has died" in English. An example of a phrase from the Chokossi language is "Nyamien Kpile Dafiman." It means "the greatest God doesn't sleep."


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Profile Source:   Godwin Nguessan Lelar  

People Name General Baule
People Name in Country Baule
World Population 4,001,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bauole, Bawule
People ID 10734
ROP3 Code 101148
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Baoule (4,400 speakers)
Language Code bci   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Baoule (4,400 speakers)
Language Code bci   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Baoule

Primary Language:  Baoule

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1946-1994)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1953-1975)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1998)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Forum Bible Agencies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Baoule
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Bible Visuals
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Baoulé
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 20.00 %)
55.00 %
Ethnic Religions
11.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
34.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Profile Source Godwin Nguessan Lelar  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more