Busanga in Ghana


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Introduction / History

The Busanga (or Bisa) are a large ethnic group centered in Burkina Faso. Their homeland is Burkina Faso's southeast region, with some settlements in northern Togo and Ghana. While details of their history are unclear, they may have entered their present location as early as the 14th century.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Busanga live by subsistence farming, raising millet, maize, rice and peanuts. They sell cotton and some vegetables for cash.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though there are some Christians among them, the Busanga people of Ghana have largely put their faith in the spirit world. The traditional religions of their ancestors still hold sway.


What Are Their Needs?

Since 1980, primary education has advanced. Roughly two thirds of the schools in the region have been built since then. However, less than one third of the boys, and one fourth of the girls, are enrolled in school.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to show himself powerful among the Busanga people in Ghana, putting to rest their faith in ancient spirits.
Pray for Ghanaian disciples to teach Christ to the Busanga people.
Pray for a soon-coming movement to Christ that will bless the Busanga people in every way.


Scripture Prayers for the Busanga in Ghana.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Busanga
People Name in Country Busanga
Alternate Names Bisa; Biza; Bokhobaru; Bokobaru; Busa; Busansi; Wiza; Zogbe
Population this Country 292,000
Population all Countries 1,178,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 11042
ROP3 Code 101797
ROP25 Code 301518
ROP25 Name Busansi (Bisa, Bissa)
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper East region: Bawku Municipal district. Northeast.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Ghana
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Upper East region: Bawku Municipal district. Northeast..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
65.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Bisa (292,000 speakers)
Language Code bib   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bisa (292,000 speakers)
Language Code bib   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bisa
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