Buamu in Burkina Faso

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

The Bwaba, a large ethnic group of western Burkina Faso, are made up of many distinct dialects. The largest is spoken in area surrounding the village of Ouarkoye. Like other Bwaba, the speakers of this dialect are known for their independent spirit. Villages are autonomous: within the traditional Bwaba culture, the highest political authority is a village land chief. The Bwaba are also known for their hard work and ethnic pride.

The Bwaba of the region are subsistence farmers. They grow millet, sorghum, and maize. Cotton has become an important cash crop, even though profits are often less than expected and that it depletes the soil.


What Are Their Beliefs?

In the spiritual realm, the Ouarkoye Bwaba, strongly follow the traditional religion. In this worldview, the spirits which surround man must be appeased through sacrifice in order to ensure survival and good fortune. The Bwaba have strongly resisted Islam, which has been in the region, for over a century. Christianity is making some inroads in the Bwaba region.


Prayer Points

Scripture Prayers for the Buamu in Burkina Faso.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Buamu
People Name in Country Buamu
Alternate Names Bobo Bwamu; Bobo Wule; Ouarkoye; Red Bobo
Population this Country 429,000
Population all Countries 429,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 5
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 5  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11060
ROP3 Code 101824
ROP25 Code 301536
ROP25 Name Bwamu (Buamu)
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, and Nayala provinces; Centre-Ouest region: Sissili province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet and Tuy provinces; Sud-Ouest region: Bougouriba and Ioba provinces; area 80 km east-west and 200 km north-south.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Bale, Banwa, Kossi, Mouhoun, and Nayala provinces; Centre-Ouest region: Sissili province; Est region; Hauts-Bassins region: Houet and Tuy provinces; Sud-Ouest region: Bougouriba and Ioba provinces; area 80 km east-west and 200 km north-south..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 14.00 %)
33.00 %
Ethnic Religions
57.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
10.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Buamu
Language Code box   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
Jula French
Primary Language Buamu
Language Code box   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 3
Secondary Languages
  Jula
  French
People Groups Speaking Buamu

Primary Language:  Buamu

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1957-2005)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2012-2014)
Bible-Complete No
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YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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Forum Bible Agencies
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video Faith Comes by Hearing
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Buamu YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Buamu YouVersion Bibles
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Profile Source Anonymous 
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