Sissala in Burkina Faso

The Sissala have only been reported in Burkina Faso
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Introduction / History

The Sissala are a small group in 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.


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Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Sissala
People Name in Country Sissala
World Population 29,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Hissala; Sisala
People ID 14956
ROP3 Code 109339
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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 Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 28  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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
Language Code sld   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Sisaala, Tumulung
Primary Language Sissala
Language Code sld   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Sisaala, Tumulung
People Groups Speaking Sissala

Primary Language:  Sissala

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1995)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1999-2006)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
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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