Hausa in Burkina Faso


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Introduction / History

The Hausa in West Africa have been heavily involved in long distance trading for centuries. Traders exchanged gold from the Middle East for leather, crafts and food.

Some have wrongly assumed that Boko Haram comes from the Hausa because the term itself is from the Hausa language. But Boko Haram is mainly from Kanuri and Fulani as well as other tribes.


Where Are they Located?

Hausa people are prominent in Nigeria, but there are many of them in other West African countries including Burkina Faso.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is inter-marriage between the Hausa community and the peoples of Burkina Faso. Today members of the Hausa community are highly trained, educated, and assimilated into the political and social life in Burkina Faso. Some of the Hausas have become very rich. They are deeply involved in the politics of their communities.

Hausa buildings are characterized by the use of dry mud bricks in cubic structures, multi-storied buildings for the social elite, the use of parapets related to their military/fortress building past, and traditional white stucco and plaster for house fronts. At times the facades may be decorated with various abstract relief designs, sometimes painted in vivid colors to convey information about the occupant.


Today members of the Hausa community are highly trained, educated and assimilated into the political and social life of many African countries including the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Some of the Hausas have become very rich. They are deeply involved in the politics of their communities.
What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam, which makes it difficult to reach this people group with the gospel. There has been intense persecution of the Christian Hausa.

Because Islam has been carried throughout West Africa by Hausa traders and priests, nearly everyone expects a Hausa to be Muslim. This could be one of the main reasons why the Hausa stay so resistant to the gospel and have difficulty leaving their Islamic faith.


What Are Their Needs?

Adequate Christian resources are available in the Hausa language; but they are still an unreached Muslim people group. The Hausa people need to see their critical need for the Savior, who loves them and desires a personal relationship with them. They need to see past their worldly success, and see that they will not be accepted by the Creator of the universe except through His son, Jesus.


Prayer Points

Pray that the Holy Spirit will allow circumstances into the lives of these people that will point to their sinfulness and their need for the Savior.
Pray that they will see that their Islamic religion is not working.
Pray that there will soon be a Disciple-Making movement among Hausa people that will spread throughout West Africa.


Scripture Prayers for the Hausa in Burkina Faso.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12070/BN
https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/weekend-mag/-hanging-out-with-the-hausa-community-of-burkina-faso/198531.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hausa_people
http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Mauritania-to-Nigeria/Hausa.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Hausa
People Name in Country Hausa
Pronunciation HOW-sah
Alternate Names Adarawa; Adarawa Hausa; Arawa; Arewa; Fellata; Hausa Ajami; Hausa Fulani; Hausawa; Kurfei; Maguzawa; North Hausa; Soudie; Tazarawa
Population this Country 3,500
Population all Countries 56,939,000
Total Countries 16
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 12070
ROP3 Code 103733
ROP25 Code 303001
ROP25 Name Hausa
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered. Est region: Gourma and Tapoa provinces.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered. Est region: Gourma and Tapoa provinces..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.90 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Hausa
Language Code hau   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Hausa
Language Code hau   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hausa

Primary Language:  Hausa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1857-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1880-1965)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1932-2020)
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Photo Source Erik Laursen, New Covenant Missions 
Profile Source Keith Carey 
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