Kurumfe, Fulse in Burkina Faso


Population
286,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Koromba are found predominantly in northern Burkina Faso, with some villages in south-central Mali. The group numbers approximately 150,000, and is split quite evenly into two dialects. The Koromba are one of several Burkina Faso ethnic groups living in a drought prone area. For subsistence farmers, sufficient rainfall is a matter of life and death. As a safety net for the lean years, some villages have dams and reservoirs, by which they are able to grow vegetables after the rainy season. Another source of income is the raising of livestock. Finally the Koromba often have at least one member of their family in Cote d'Ivoire or Ghana trying to find a paying job, or in the countryside north of their homeland searching for gold.

Healthcare is improving. Most larger villages have dispensaries, and a hospital was recently constructed in a city between the dialect areas. Education is still a great area of need. Less than one in five children are able to attend primary school, and fewer still attend middle and high school. Islam is the predominate religion of the Koromba. It is most strictly practiced in the east, as one moves west, one sees a greater influence of traditional religious practices. The greatest advance in the gospel is in the western area, where there are approximately 300 Christians. In the eastern region, however, there are only 30 Koromba believers. For the Koromfe becoming a Christian means facing rejection by the family and community. The sacrifice is great.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Kurumfe, Fulse
People Name in Country Kurumfe, Fulse
Population in Burkina Faso 286,000
World Population 292,900
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Unreached No
Progress Scale 2
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Fulse, Koromba, Kurumba, Lilse
People ID 12881
ROP3 Code 105471
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre-Nord region: Bam and Sanmatenga provinces; Nord region: Loroum province; Yatenga province: Titao subdistrict; Sahel region: Soum province, Djibo-Aribinda subdistrict.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre-Nord region: Bam and Sanmatenga provinces; Nord region: Loroum province; Yatenga province: Titao subdistrict; Sahel region: Soum province, Djibo-Aribinda subdistrict..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Koromfe (286,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kfz   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Koromfe (286,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: kfz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Koromfe

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2008)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
13.00 %
Ethnic Religions
57.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
3.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
50.0 %
Roman Catholic
47.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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