Bissa in Burkina Faso


Population
564,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bissa are a large ethnic group, numbering around 600,000 speakers, 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. The Bissa live by subsistence farming, raising millet, maize, rice and peanuts. They sell cotton and some vegetables for cash. Since 1980, primary education has advanced, roughly two thirds of the schools in the region have been built since then. Still, however, less than one third of the boys, and one fourth of the girls, are enrolled in school.


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People Name General Bissa
People Name in Country Bissa
Population in Burkina Faso 564,000
World Population 938,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bisa, Biza, Bokhobaru, Bokobaru, Busa, Busanga, Wiza, Zogbe
People ID 11042
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre-Est region: Boulgou, Koulpelogo, and Kouritenga provinces; Centre-Sud region: Bazega province, Zoundweogo province: Garango, Zabré, Gomboussougou, Tenkodogo cities; Plateau-Central region: Ganzourgou province: Boudry department.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre-Est region: Boulgou, Koulpelogo, and Kouritenga provinces; Centre-Sud region: Bazega province, Zoundweogo province: Garango, Zabré, Gomboussougou, Tenkodogo cities; Plateau-Central region: Ganzourgou province: Boudry department..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Bisa (564,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bib   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bisa (564,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bib   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bisa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1996)
New Testament Yes   (2001)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bissa
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 11.00 %)
25.00 %
Ethnic Religions
45.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
57.0 %
Photo Source: International Mission Board-SBC   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Burkina Faso Government  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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