Buamu in Burkina Faso

The Buamu have only been reported in Burkina Faso
Population
349,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Bwaba, a large ethnic group of western Burkina Faso, are made up of many distinct dialects. The largest is spoken in area surrounding the village of Ouarkoye. The Ouarkoye dialect numbers about 150,000 speakers. Like other Bwaba, the speakers of this dialect are known for their independent spirit. Villages are autonomous: within the traditional Bwaba culture, the highest political authority is a village land chief. The Bwaba are also known for their hard work and ethnic pride.

The Bwaba of the region are subsistence farmers. They grow millet, sorghum, and maize. Cotton has become an important cash crop, even though profits are often less than expected and that it depletes the soil.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In the spiritual realm, the Ouarkoye Bwaba, strongly follow the traditional religion. In this worldview, the spirits which surround man must be appeased through sacrifice in order to ensure survival and good fortune. The Bwaba have strongly resisted Islam, which has been in the region, for over a century. Christianity is making some inroads in the Bwaba region.


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People Name General Buamu
People Name in Country Buamu
Population in Burkina Faso 349,000
World Population 349,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 5
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Bobo Bwamu, Bobo Wule, Ouarkoye, Red Bobo
People ID 11060
ROP3 Code 101824
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, and Nayala provinces; Centre-Ouest region: Sissili province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet and Tuy provinces; Sud-Ouest region: Bougouriba and Ioba provinces; area 80 km east-west and 200 km north-south.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, and Nayala provinces; Centre-Ouest region: Sissili province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet and Tuy provinces; Sud-Ouest region: Bougouriba and Ioba provinces; area 80 km east-west and 200 km north-south..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Buamu
Language Code box   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Jula French
People Groups Speaking Buamu
Primary Language Buamu
Language Code box   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Jula
  French
People Groups Speaking Buamu

Primary Language:  Buamu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1957-2005)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (2012)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Dónbeenì páaníi fĩnle vũahṹ
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
33.00 %
Ethnic Religions
57.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
4.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
1.0 %
Protestant
40.0 %
Roman Catholic
55.0 %
Profile Source Anonymous  
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