Lela in Burkina Faso

The Lela have only been reported in Burkina Faso
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Introduction / History

Their language is called Lyele. They live in a hot, dry region which has a short and unpredictable rainy season from late May to late September. The city of Reo, which lies 115km west from Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, is the principal center of the Lyele area.

Nearly all Lyela are subsistence farmers who grow millet, sorghum and some vegetables. They also raise chickens, pigs, and goats. A few Lyela have learned the skills of tailoring and carpentry. Income is earned from the sale of some agricultural products. The diet traditionally consists of a millet or sorghum staple accompanied by a vegetable based sauce which occasionally contains meat. Water is available from village wells. It is the responsibility of the women to get the water needed for all the cooking , cleaning and washing. Because of the heavy load of the domestic chores and all sorts of duties the women have very little spare time if at all. Men however have enough time for drinking beer and talking together.

With the exception of the 5,000 to 10,000 who have professed conversion to Christianity, the Lyela people remain rooted in ancient traditional beliefs, and their practices are often private, even secret. The New Testament is available in the Lyele language. The Lyela are in need of Christian witness and teaching which relates to their cultural, social and economic realities.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Lela
People Name in Country Lela
World Population 299,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Lele; Lyela; Lyele
People ID 13023
ROP3 Code 105697
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Nayala province; Centre-Ouest region: North and central Sanguie province, Dassa, Didyr, Godyr, Kordie, Kyon, Réo, Tenado subdistricts, Réo principal center; Boulkiende province; Nord region: Passore province; thousands of migrants in neighboring countries, especially Côte d’Ivoire.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Nayala province; Centre-Ouest region: North and central Sanguie province, Dassa, Didyr, Godyr, Kordie, Kyon, Réo, Tenado subdistricts, Réo principal center; Boulkiende province; Nord region: Passore province; thousands of migrants in neighboring countries, especially Côte d’Ivoire..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Lyele (299,000 speakers)
Language Code lee   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Lyele (299,000 speakers)
Language Code lee   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Lyele

Primary Language:  Lyele

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1968-1999)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1991-2007)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Virtual Storehouse
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Lyele
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Lyélé
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.80 %)
14.00 %
Ethnic Religions
81.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
5.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
64.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
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