Bwamu, Laa Laa in Burkina Faso

The Bwamu, Laa Laa have only been reported in Burkina Faso
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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. 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.


Prayer Points

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People Name General Bwamu, Laa Laa
People Name in Country Bwamu, Laa Laa
World Population 117,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Bwaba; Bwamu Laa Laa; Laa Laa; Laa Laa Bwamu
People ID 11059
ROP3 Code 101823
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 Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale province, Bagassi, Pâ, and Boni villages area; Hauts-Bassins region.   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 Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale province, Bagassi, Pâ, and Boni villages area; Hauts-Bassins region..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Bwamu, Laa Laa (117,000 speakers)
Language Code bwj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bwamu, Laa Laa (117,000 speakers)
Language Code bwj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bwamu, Laa Laa

Primary Language:  Bwamu, Laa Laa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1977–2012)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete 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 %
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