Bobo Madare in Burkina Faso

The Bobo Madare have only been reported in Burkina Faso
Population
235,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bobo Madare of Burkina Faso are speakers of the Bobo Fing language, and they number over 250,000. This ethnic group is traditionally divided geographically and linguistically into a northern group and a southern group. The southern group is estimated to number about 150,00 and the following information pertains to this segment of the population.

The primary occupation of the Bobo Madare is farming. They farm millet, sorghum, peanuts, and tomatoes, along with raising a limited number of chickens, goats, and other livestock. Both women and men join in the daily agricultural chores. In addition to this, women are also responsible for all domestic work including cooking, washing, child care, and drawing water. Children are expected to help with chores at a very early age. Education remains a privilege for few children, and school enrollment creates a financial strain on any family. The men spend much time talking, sharing stories, and drinking beer. Because of their work load, women have little or no free time.


What Are Their Beliefs?

About thirty churches have been established in the southern area of the Bobo Madare. Over two thousand have professed conversions to Christianity, but the majority of the population remains rooted in traditional animistic beliefs. A translation of the New Testament in Bobo Fing was completed in 1989, and the completion of the Old Testament is expected in 1998. Though parts of the Bible are now available in the mother tongue of this ethnic group, there continue to be great needs for evangelization among the Bobo Madare.


What Are Their Needs?

Life remains challenging for the Bobo Madare peoples. Malaria, measles, meningitis, and malnutrition annually take many lives. Health care is often inaccessible and unaffordable.


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Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2012-02-10
People Name General Bobo Madare
People Name in Country Bobo Madare
Population in Burkina Faso 235,000
World Population 235,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bobo, Boga, Boka, Jula, Zara
People ID 10902
ROP3 Code 101526
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Banwa province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet province,: Bobo Dioulasso area; Kenedougou and Tuy provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Banwa province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet province,: Bobo Dioulasso area; Kenedougou and Tuy provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Bobo Madare, Southern (235,000 speakers)
Language Code bwq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bobo Madare, Southern
Primary Language Bobo Madare, Southern (235,000 speakers)
Language Code bwq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bobo Madare, Southern

Primary Language:  Bobo Madare, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1965)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1981)
Bible-Complete Yes   (2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
9.98 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
90.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
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Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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