Natioro, Natyoro in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Natioro only in Burkina Faso
Population
4,900
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Natioro number only 4,600, and occupy a small area in the extreme southwest of Burkina Faso. Poor roads and a somewhat hilly landscape have prevented much outside contact, and the Natioro remain a strongly traditionalistic people. Still, they are friendly to outsiders and eager to improve their own society. The area's hot and arid climate, broken by a rainy season in the summer, is conducive to growing millet and maize. Yams and dried fish complement the villagers' diet.

Most families survive through subsistence farming, although some men are herdsmen or merchants. Carpenters are rare, but they are well-known for the beds they produce from local wood. The Natioro trade among themselves and with neighboring peoples at a weekly market. Men rule as the "family chief," and may marry several wives and father numerous children. Each village recognizes its own chief who settles disputes among the people. Larger conflicts are handled by an outside Government official. People gather as a community for important events such as weddings, funerals, and baptisms.

The young people of the area have only one primary school to attend, and spend much of their time helping out in the fields or doing housework. As they mature, finding a job becomes very difficult, especially during the dry season. Many seem willing to learn to read, but there have been no successful literacy programs among the people. Although the Natioro claim to be Muslim, many Animistic beliefs persist. Ceremonies combine Islamic customs with traditional methods of ancestor worship and animal sacrifice. No missionary groups have worked among the people, and there are no known Natioro believers. The villagers' longing for literacy may be a key way for workers to reach them with the Word of God.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Natioro
People Name in Country Natioro, Natyoro
Population in Burkina Faso 4,900
World Population 4,900
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Natyoro, Samukune, Senufo
People ID 13252
ROP3 Code 107118
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cascades region: Leraba province, Sindou subdistrict, Sindou town area west of Banfora; Dinaoro, Timba, and Kawara.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Cascades region: Leraba province, Sindou subdistrict, Sindou town area west of Banfora; Dinaoro, Timba, and Kawara..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Natioro (4,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nti   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Natioro (4,900 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nti   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Natioro

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.60 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
72.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
23.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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