|Area (sq km):||274,200|
|FIPS Country Code:||UV|
|ISO Country Code:||BF|
|GRN Office:||Audiovie Burkina Faso|
About Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is a landlocked country of the Sahel in West Africa.
Over 80% of the population relies on subsistence agriculture.
It has been independent of France since 1960.
The capital city is Ouagadougou.
- Gur-Voltaic (48 groups) - 69.9%
- Mande peoples - 14.8%
- West Atlantic - 11%
- Other African - 4.1%
- Non-Africans - 0.2%
The total population in 2000 AD) was approximately 12 million.
The official language is French, spoken by 10% of the population.
Trade languages - Moore and Jula in the south.
A total of 71 languages are spoken.
Of these l;anguages, only 6 have a complete Bible, and 11 have the New Testament.
The literacy rate is 14%.
- Muslim: 50%
- Traditional religion: 30%
- Christian: 18%
(Data from Operation World)
This list shows the primary names of the languages and dialects.
This list shows all known languages and dialects whether or not any materials are available. (An icon indicates those with recordings available.)
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News about Burkina Faso
The Land of Upright People: Pastor Jacques Nignan reports that during 2008, outreach programs run in partnership with other churches and missions resulted in over 700 people coming to faith in Christ. Nearly 2000 cassettes of Gospel material were distributed. African Christian films were also used to great effect. Here are some stories and testimonies from Burkina Faso.
Ministry Update: GRN around the world: Planning and unity ... From Muslim to Pastor ... The gospel now in 5600 vernacular languages ... Gypsy leaders find Christ.
Building Faith in Burkina Faso: "In all 17 evangelism campaigns between 2004 and 2005 (15 in Burkina and 2 in neighbouring countries), 1953 were won to Christ. We have seen churches restored, pastors encouraged and a spiritual awakening in some areas."
With HOPE for the lost: Jenny Fallon, Australian nurse and SIM's co-ordinator of 'HOPE for AIDS' in West Africa, shares hope for LIFE through the GRN recordings
Bible Stories: Down through the centuries, storytelling has been a most effective way to communicate.
Audiovie Burkina Faso: General information, articles, news and contact details about GRN Burkina Faso.
Somewhere Out There: Over 30 Tribes Could Soon Be Hearing the Gospel for the Very First Time!