Baule in Côte d'Ivoire


Population
4,645,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

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."


Profile Source:   Godwin Nguessan Lelar  

People Name General Baule
People Name in Country Baule
Population in Côte d'Ivoire 4,645,000
World Population 4,676,700
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bauole, Bawule
People ID 10734
ROP3 Code 101148
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Lacs, Vallée du Bandama, Lagunes, Sassandra-Marahoué, Gôh-Djiboua and Woroba regions, widespread in the south.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Lacs, Vallée du Bandama, Lagunes, Sassandra-Marahoué, Gôh-Djiboua and Woroba regions, widespread in the south..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Baoule (4,645,000 speakers)
Language Code bci   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Baoule
Primary Language Baoule (4,645,000 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
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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
General Bible Visuals
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Roman Catholic
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 27.00 %)
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
0.0 %
Independent
15.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Profile Source Godwin Nguessan Lelar  
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