Koussountou in Togo

The Koussountou have only been reported in Togo
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Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Languages disappear, especially in the 21st century. Right now, many smaller African languages like that of the Bago-Koussountou people of Togo are on their way to extinction. Most likely no one will speak this language in 100 years.


Where Are they Located?

The Bago-Koussountou people only live in Togo, a small country in West Africa to the west of Nigeria.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There is almost no information about the Bago-Koussountou people, but most people in their part of central Togo are either farmers or cattle herders.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Bago-Koussountou people are mainly Muslim. Their form of Islam allows for them to put some of their faith in the spirits of their ancestors and other spirit beings other than Allah, the God of Islam. A small number of them are Christians of some sort.


What Are Their Needs?

Bago-Koussountou people need to adjust to merging with other people groups. Language and culture are key elements of people's identity, so this might be a hard time for those who speak this language.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Koussountou in Togo.

* Pray that the Bago-Koussountou people will realize the need to put all their faith in the God of the Bible and Jesus Christ, the savior.
* Pray that this people group will have a spiritual hunger that will affect other peoples of Togo.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among them and spread to other people groups in West Africa.


References

http://www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/5080
https://www.wycliffe.net/world?continent=AFR&country=TO&code=bqg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YTgDOQuuvdc


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Koussountou
People Name in Country Koussountou
World Population 13,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Bago
People ID 10560
ROP3 Code 100753
Country Togo
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centrale region: Tchamba prefecture, mostly Koussountou and Bagou.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Togo
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Centrale region: Tchamba prefecture, mostly Koussountou and Bagou..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

Koussountou in Togo Map Symbols     PDF Version
Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Bago-Kusuntu (13,000 speakers)
Language Code bqg   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Bago-Kusuntu (13,000 speakers)
Language Code bqg   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Bago-Kusuntu

Primary Language:  Bago-Kusuntu

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Started

Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
90.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
10.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
65.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2020  Kerry Olson  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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