Bissa in Burkina Faso


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Introduction / History

The Bissa 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. 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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Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Bissa
People Name in Country Bissa
World Population 985,000
Total Countries 4
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bisa, Biza, Bokhobaru, Bokobaru, Busa, Busanga, Wiza, Zogbe
People ID 11042
ROP3 Code 101797
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
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 Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
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 (592,000 speakers)
Language Code bib   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bisa (592,000 speakers)
Language Code bib   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bisa

Primary Language:  Bisa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1996)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2001)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Bisa
Text / Printed Matter Bible: 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 %
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Map Source Burkina Faso Government  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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