Sissala in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Sissala only in Burkina Faso
Population
26,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Sissala number about 25,000. They are a small group of south-central Burkina Faso, located on the Ghanaian border. The main occupation for the Sissala is subsistence farming. They benefit from the region's quite favorable climate, receiving an annual rainfall of between 35-40 inches or 900 to 1,000 mm.

The Sissala's response to literacy in their mother tongue has been good. While in certain of Burkina Faso's ethnic groups it takes years to motivate even a small percentage to learn to read and write their language, the Sissala have been more keen. Even after the departure of the expatriate literacy consultant, the program has carried on. In the area of Bible translation, the Sissala have also shown much initiative. The translation work has largely been carried out by two Sissala pastors. The New Testament was published in 1999.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sissala
People Name in Country Sissala
Population in Burkina Faso 26,000
World Population 26,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 4
GSEC 6  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Hissala, Sisala
People ID 14956
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centre-Ouest region, Sissili province between Léo and Hamale, 30 villages; Sud-Ouest region, Ioba province, Niego and Ouessa departments.   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-Ouest region, Sissili province between Léo and Hamale, 30 villages; Sud-Ouest region, Ioba province, Niego and Ouessa departments..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Sissala   People group listing
Language Code: sld   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Sisaala, Tumulung
Primary Language: Sissala   People group listing
Language Code: sld   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Sisaala, Tumulung
Primary Language: Sissala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1995)
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 10.00 %)
16.00 %
Ethnic Religions
54.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
5.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
30.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
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