Dzuun, Samogo in Burkina Faso

Joshua Project has identified the Dzuun, Samogo only in Burkina Faso
Population
23,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Dzuun, a small ethnic group of over 13,000 speakers, are one of many people groups inhabiting Burkina Faso's southwest region. The Dzuun are concentrated in about 10 villages, so their territory is not very large.

Economically, the Dzuun are well off compared with other ethnic groups. They live in Burkina Faso's fruit-basket. Thus, besides subsistence farming of millet, sorghum, maize, peanuts and sweet potatoes, the Dzuun earn cash by selling products such as oranges, mandarins, mangoes, yams, okra and sweet potatoes. Education is gaining in importance among the Dzuun, although less than half of the boys and only one-quarter of the girls who are of school age are currently enrolled. It appears the Dzuun are taking more of an interest in learning to read in their mother tongue. Literacy centers for Jula are also available.

In terms of religion, the group experienced a mass conversion to Islam only 50 years ago. While all profess to be Muslim, many still secretly practice aspects of the traditional religion. The Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM) began a church-planting ministry among the Dzuun 10 years ago. In their approach to evangelism, they have sought to earn favor with village elders, as the opinions of the older people carry much weight in traditional African culture. The missionaries do this through playing audiocassettes of translated Scripture stories to the older generation first. Besides the efforts of those from AIMM, another church group has recently evangelized among the group. Another development in presenting the Gospel is a Dzuun man's writing three Christian songs, based on the Psalms. In church planting, it is always encouraging to see church music that arises from the local culture; that is, music that uses Dzuungoo melodies and instruments, but whose words carry the truth of the Gospel. In addition, the translation of the Scriptures is progressing.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  
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People Name General Dzuun, Samogo
People Name in Country Dzuun, Samogo
Population in Burkina Faso 23,000
World Population 23,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names
People ID 19526
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kénédougou Province, Samorogouan and Samogohiri departments, west of Bobo-Dioulasso near Orodara town; Samogo-Iri, Saraba, Diomou, Gnalé, Sokouraba, Todié, and Samogogouan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Burkina Faso
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Kénédougou Province, Samorogouan and Samogohiri departments, west of Bobo-Dioulasso near Orodara town; Samogo-Iri, Saraba, Diomou, Gnalé, Sokouraba, Todié, and Samogogouan.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language: Dzuungoo (23,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dnn   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dzuungoo (23,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: dnn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Dzuungoo

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (2002)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.03 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
99.90 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Map Source: Anonymous  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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