Bobo Madare in Burkina Faso

The Bobo Madare have only been reported in Burkina Faso
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Introduction / History

The Bobo Madare of Burkina Faso are speakers of the Bobo Fing language. This ethnic group is traditionally divided geographically and linguistically into a northern group and a southern group. The following information pertains to the southern group.

The primary occupation of the Bobo Madare is farming. They raise millet, sorghum, peanuts, and tomatoes, along with 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.


Bobo Madare people have lived in Burkina Faso for generations. Change and animistic spiritual forces dominate their lives.
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.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Bobo Madare in Burkina Faso.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Bobo Madare
People Name in Country Bobo Madare
Pronunciation BOH-boh MAH-dah-ray
Alternate Names Bobo; Boga; Boka; Jula; Zara
Population this Country 283,000
Population all Countries 283,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 10902
ROP3 Code 101526
ROP25 Code 301291
ROP25 Name Bobo
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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 Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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
Map of Bobo Madare in Burkina Faso Ethnolinguistic map or other map

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 %
Primary Language Bobo Madare, Southern (283,000 speakers)
Language Code bwq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bobo Madare, Southern (283,000 speakers)
Language Code bwq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bobo Madare, Southern
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Anonymous 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Learn more.



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