Nuna, Northern in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Nuna, Northern only in Burkina Faso
Population
99,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Northern Nuna, while very similar in culture to the Southern Nuna, nevertheless speak a different dialect. They number about 93,000 speakers. Like their southern brothers, they are subsistence farmers, with their basic crops being millet, sorghum, and peanuts. They raise poultry and small livestock when possible. The Northern region has slightly lower annual rainfall than is found in the south, affecting both the range of crops that can be grown and the availability of water.

Concerning the religious situation of the Northern Nuna, the traditional religion is still very dominant. According to this set of beliefs, the world is full of spirits and gods, who control such things as events, harvests and health. These spirits can be appeased by sacrifices. One northern village in particular, named Pouni, is renowned for its spiritual activity. The making and displaying of masks, which are tied to religious rites, have even made Pouni a tourist attraction.

Because of the tenacity of their beliefs in the traditional religion, most of the Northern Nuna have repelled the Christian message up to now. In the northwest region, the Roman Catholic church has established a few chapels. In Pouni itself, there have recently been conversions through an Assemblies of God congregation. Nevertheless, progress is very slow. Besides the hostile spiritual climate, a major need is for the written material to be adapted to the northern regions. While the primers and translated Scriptures exist in the southern region, these materials must be adapted for the north.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Nuna, Northern
People Name in Country Nuna, Northern
Population in Burkina Faso 99,000
World Population 99,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Northern Nuni, Northern Nunuma, Nouni, Nuna, Nuni Northern
People ID 14063
ROP3 Code 107507
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale and Mouhoun provinces, near Boromo; dialect dividing line is Mouhoun river. Centre-Ouest region: Sanguie province.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale and Mouhoun provinces, near Boromo; dialect dividing line is Mouhoun river. Centre-Ouest region: Sanguie province..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Nuni, Northern (99,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nuv   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nuni, Northern (99,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: nuv   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nuni, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes
New Testament Yes   (1999)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 6.00 %)
16.00 %
Ethnic Religions
59.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
25.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
2.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
63.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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