Baule in Côte d'Ivoire


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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
Alternate Names Bauole; Bawule
Population this Country 7,745,000
Population all Countries 7,776,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 10734
ROP3 Code 101148
ROP25 Code 300969
ROP25 Name Baule
Country Côte d'Ivoire
Region Africa, West and Central
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 Africa, West and Central
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 Religion: Christianity
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 %
Primary Language Baoule (7,745,000 speakers)
Language Code bci   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Baoule (7,745,000 speakers)
Language Code bci   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Baoule
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Godwin Nguessan Lelar 
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