Sininkere, Silanke in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Sininkere only in Burkina Faso
Population
9,700
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Silanka of Burkina Faso, with a population of 9,000, represent a tiny island in the sea of the Mossi population. The group of up to seven villages is located approximately 140 km north of the nation's capital Ouagadougou. Little is known of their culture and language. The group's main occupation is subsistence farming. Their region is located not far from the Sahara Desert. The Silanka grow such grains as millet, sorghum, and maize, which are crops that are suitable for the shorter rainy season. The Silanka also raise goats and cattle according to their means.

The Silanka usually speak their language Sininkere with each other. Nevertheless, they speak Moore and especially Fulfulde well. Certain young Silanka in fact, prefer speaking Fulfulde with other Silanka, attachment to their language seems to be lessening.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sininkere
People Name in Country Sininkere, Silanke
Population in Burkina Faso 9,700
World Population 9,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Silanka, Silanke
People ID 14198
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre-Nord region: Sanmatenga province near Pensa.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre-Nord region: Sanmatenga province near Pensa..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Sininkere (9,700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: skq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sininkere (9,700 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: skq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Sininkere

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 4.50 %)
6.00 %
Ethnic Religions
93.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
1.00 %
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
80.0 %
Roman Catholic
20.0 %
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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