Nuna, Southern in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Nuna, Southern only in Burkina Faso
Population
262,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Southern Nuna, one of two major Nuna dialect in Burkina Faso, number approximately 250,000. The traditional center of the region is the town of Leo, located approximately 10km from the Ghanaian border. By trade the Southern Nuna are subsistence farmers. They enjoy an annual rainfall that allows for a variety of crops, such as millet, maize, sorghum, peanuts and yams. They earn cash, cotton is grown. The Nuna also take advantage of the closeness to Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire in the search for paying jobs.

Their belief in traditional religion is quite strong. In this world view, man attempts to appease the spirits and divinities through sacrifices. Nevertheless, both Islam and Roman Catholicism have gained many followers, as both tend to turn a blind eye to traditional practices becoming intermingled with their own. As for the Protestant churches, several are scattered throughout the Nuni region, although the number of adherents remains small.

A blessing for the Southern Nuna is the development of their language, Southern Nuni. Primers and reading materials have been produced, and literacy centers have had some success. Nevertheless, the lack of motivation to learn to read and write is somewhat discouraging. Pray that the Southern Nuna accept this innovation. The New Testament in Southern Nuni is now printed, and the translation of the Old Testament is about to begin. A second blessing for the southern region are programs to teach better hygiene and farming practices, run by an organization called CREDO.


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People Name General Nuna, Southern
People Name in Country Nuna, Southern
Population in Burkina Faso 262,000
World Population 262,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 2  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Nounouma, Nuni, Southern, Nunuma, Nunuma, Southern
People ID 14064
ROP3 Code 107508
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 province, east Mouhoun province; Centre-Ouest region: Sissili and Zuri provinces, Sanguie province; Centre-Sud region: west Narhouri. Over 100 villages.   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 province, east Mouhoun province; Centre-Ouest region: Sissili and Zuri provinces, Sanguie province; Centre-Sud region: west Narhouri. Over 100 villages..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Nuni, Southern   People group listing
Language Code: nnw   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nuni, Southern   People group listing
Language Code: nnw   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Nuni, Southern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1987-2001)
New Testament Yes   (1999)
Complete Bible No
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 8.00 %)
18.00 %
Ethnic Religions
57.00 %
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 %
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