The Burku have a traditional chief called Mai-li-taffi, and he lives in the Burku village. They also have an annual traditional festival called Gwarkwati. During the celebration, they play a traditional drum called Dangari to entertain themselves.
The Burku live in one village called Burku, in the Miya District of Ganjuwa LGA in Bauchi State, Nigeria. They have an ethnic population of 10,000. Their neighbours include the Kariya, Ajawa, Choogen, Fulani, Deno, Jimbin, Warji and Miya.
As farmers, the Burku cultivate primarily guinea corn, millet and groundnut.
They have primary and junior secondary schools and a market in their community. Although, they lack health centres, pipe-borne water and electricity. Means of transportation in the area is mainly motorcycles because of their rough and bad roads.
Nearly half of them still practice their ethnic traditional religion; many are reported to be Muslims; some are Christians.
No Scripture is translated to Burku. Literacy level in the mother-tongue is low. There have only been a few responses to the gospel and the growth of the churches is stable. Four church congregations are spreading the gospel of Christ in their community; the Gospel Life, Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA), Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) and Deeper Life.
Cross cultural mission is needed among the people, including pastoral training, evangelism, discipleship, economic empowerment, literacy and education, agriculture, and health and medical care.
There is no request for Bible translation in the mother tongue.
Pray that the Burku people would grow in their desire for the word of God.
Pray for them to have a desire to have scripture in their own language.
Pray the Burku will one day sing songs of praise to Yahweh, their God and King.
Scripture Prayers for the Barke, Burkanawa in Nigeria.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Barke|
|People Name in Country||Barke, Burkanawa|
|Alternate Names||Burkanawa; Lipkawa|
|Population this Country||32,000|
|Population all Countries||32,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||6 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Bauchi state: Darazo, Rafi, and Shiroro LGAs. Source: Ethnologue 2016|