Mossi in Burkina Faso


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Introduction / History

The Mossi people constitute the largest single people group in Burkina Faso, occupying a large area in the center of the country. The historic Mossi Kingdom ruled the land until French colonial powers arrived in the nineteenth century. A King still rules and influences the people today, although he has lost all legitimate political power.

The Mossis speak Moore, and are very proud of their mother tongue. Publications in the vernacular include the entire Bible, song books, pamphlets on health care and culture, and University linguistic reports. There are many primary schools, and some can read in French or Moore, but an extensive literacy effort is still needed. The Mossi celebrate many traditional festivals that include dancing, drinking, and singing. Funerals, marriages, and circumcisions are important ceremonies, as are mask festivals, a harvest "Feast of the Chief," and an Enthronement ceremony to crown a new Chief or King.

Wrestling, going to the market, and visiting neighbors are other common recreations. Despite numerous churches and their own Bible translation, the Mossi remain largely animistic. Those who live in villages are reluctant to change, and cling tightly to spirit worship and the use of sacrifices. More literacy work, evangelistic films, and unity among different Christian groups may help spread the Good News among the Mossi people.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Mossi
People Name in Country Mossi
Population this Country 10,826,000
Population all Countries 13,417,000
Total Countries 13
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Mòga; Moose; Moshi
People ID 13802
ROP3 Code 106781
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread. Central Ouagadougou area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 23  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread. Central Ouagadougou area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 17.74 %)
31.50 %
Ethnic Religions
12.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
55.00 %
Non-Religious
1.40 %
Other / Small
0.06 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Moore (10,826,000 speakers)
Language Code mos   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Moore (10,826,000 speakers)
Language Code mos   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Moore

Primary Language:  Moore

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1930-1960)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1939-1960)
Bible-Complete Yes  (1983-2014)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Audio Recordings Oral Bible Stories Story Runners
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Moore Jesus Film Project
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Walking with Jesus video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Bible for Children Bible for Children
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Moore YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Literacy primer for Moore Literacy & Evangelism International
Photo Source Anthony Labouriaux - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source Burkina Faso Government  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more