Bwamu, Laa Laa in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Bwamu, Laa Laa only in Burkina Faso
Population
108,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bwamu Laa Laa dialect group is an example of a people ethnically the same as a larger community-the Bwaba- but different enough in speech that they need a separate translation. Speakers of Laa Laa dialect number 60,000. They are found in the country's southwest region, in an area marked by chains of hills.

Most of the Laa Laa speakers are subsistence farmers, growing millet, sorghum, and peanuts as their staple crops. In recent decades, farmers have grown cotton as a cash crop, and have sheep, goats, and chicken as livestock.

The Bwaba in general are known as a proud and independent people, and the speakers of Laa Laa are no exception. Each village governs itself for there is little central authority. Families have strong internal ties, often depending on one another for food, child care, and money. The Bwaba are hospitable to outsiders, yet they avoid close contacts with neighboring groups, clinging tightly to cultural traditions.

The Bwaba are generally highly motivated to attend school and learn French. However, the lack of money prevents many children, especially girls from completing primary school. A further hindrance for girls attending school is the fear that education will erode adherence to traditional culture.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Bwamu, Laa Laa
People Name in Country Bwamu, Laa Laa
Population in Burkina Faso 108,000
World Population 108,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bwaba, Bwamu Laa Laa, Laa Laa, Laa Laa Bwamu
People ID 11059
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale province, Bagassi, Pâ, and Boni villages area; Hauts-Bassins region.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale province, Bagassi, Pâ, and Boni villages area; Hauts-Bassins region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language: Bwamu, Laa Laa (108,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bwj   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bwamu, Laa Laa (108,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: bwj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Bwamu, Laa Laa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1977-1995)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
28.30 %
Ethnic Religions
62.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
9.70 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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