Pana, Sama in Burkina Faso


Population
8,300
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
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Introduction / History

The Pana are a small ethnic group of 8,000 living in Burkina Faso and south central Mali. The population inhabiting 13 villages is fairly evenly divided between the two countries. The Pana live by subsistence farming. The rains, which come between May and October, are generally adequate to allow for such crops as rice and maize, besides millet, the staple. Raising livestock, such as cattle and goats, is important to the Pana. The area is not easily reached due to the poor quality of the roads. One effect of this relative isolation is fewer government services. Only three elementary schools, are found within the region. Receiving adequate health care also becomes more difficult with poor roads.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Pana, Sama
People Name in Country Pana, Sama
Population in Burkina Faso 8,300
World Population 15,100
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 3  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Pana, Sama
People ID 18893
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sourou Province, Kassoum Subdistrict, Oué town area, Sourou River valley entering from Mali, border due north of Dedougou.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Sourou Province, Kassoum Subdistrict, Oué town area, Sourou River valley entering from Mali, border due north of Dedougou.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Primary Language: Pana   People group listing
Language Code: pnq   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Unknown
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Pana   People group listing
Language Code: pnq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Pana

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
74.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
22.00 %
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
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
90.0 %
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Profile Source: Anonymous  
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