Burkina Faso

Information about Burkina Faso

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%

Map of Burkina Faso

Map of Burkina Faso

Languages and dialects spoken in Burkina Faso

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    Language Names
    Indigenous languages

Found 82 language names

Language Names Recordings Available
Birifor, Malba [Burkina Faso]
Birifor, Malba: Wile [Burkina Faso]
Bisa [Burkina Faso]
Bisa: Barka [Burkina Faso]
Bisa: Lebir [Burkina Faso]
Ble [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Bobo Fing: Santidougou [Burkina Faso]
Bobo Madare, Southern [Burkina Faso]
Bobo Madare, Southern: Benge [Burkina Faso]
Bobo Madare, Southern: Sogokiré [Burkina Faso]
Bolon [Burkina Faso, Kénédougou]
Bwamu [Burkina Faso]
Cerma [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Dagaari Dioula [Burkina Faso]
Dagara: Wile [Burkina Faso]
Dagari: Lawra [Burkina Faso]
Dioula [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Djan [Burkina Faso]
Doghosie [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Dogose: Klamaasise [Burkina Faso]
Dogose: Lutise [Burkina Faso]
Dogose: Mesise [Burkina Faso]
Dogose: Sukurase [Burkina Faso]
Dzuungoo: Dzungo [Burkina Faso, Kénédougou]
French [Senegal]
French: Africa [Cameroon]
Fulfulde: Barani [Burkina Faso, Houé]
Fulfulde: Gourmantche [Burkina Faso, Gourma]
Fulfulde: Jelgoore [Burkina Faso]
Fulfulde: Liptaako [Burkina Faso, Sèno]
Fulse [Burkina Faso]
Gan [Burkina Faso, Poni]
Gouin [Burkina Faso]
Gourma: Northern [Burkina Faso]
Gourma: Southern [Burkina Faso]
Jula: Kong [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Kalamse: Loroni [Burkina Faso, Sourou]
Karaboro, Eastern [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Karaboro, Western [Burkina Faso]
Kasem [Ghana, Upper East]
Khisa [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Ko [Burkina Faso]
Kpatogo [Burkina Faso, Bougouriba]
Lobi [Burkina Faso]
Lyele [Burkina Faso]
Maraka [Burkina Faso]
Moore [Burkina Faso]
Moore: Yana [Burkina Faso, Gourma]
Moore: Zaore [Burkina Faso]
Natioro: Ginaourou [Burkina Faso]
Natuoro [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Ninisi [Burkina Faso]
Noumou [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Nuni [Burkina Faso]
Pana [Burkina Faso] [Burkina Faso, Sourou]
Pougouli [Burkina Faso, Bougouriba]
Samoga [Burkina Faso]
Samogho: Dyanka [Burkina Faso]
Samogho, Maya [Burkina Faso]
Samogho: Nyanakan [Burkina Faso]
Samo, Matya [Burkina Faso]
Samo, Southern [Burkina Faso]
Sembla [Burkina Faso]
Senoufo, Nanerige [Burkina Faso, Kénédougou]
Senoufo, Sicite [Burkina Faso, Kossi]
Siamou [Burkina Faso]
Siamou: Landougou [Burkina Faso]
Sininkere [Burkina Faso, Sanmatenga]
Sissala [Burkina Faso]
Songhay: Maranse [Burkina Faso, Sanmatenga]
Tiefo [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Toussian, Northern [Burkina Faso]
Toussian, Southern [Burkina Faso]
Turka [Burkina Faso, Komoé]
Turka: Douna [Burkina Faso]
Vigue [Burkina Faso, Houé]
WARA [Burkina Faso]
Wara: Faniagara [Burkina Faso]
Wara: Negueni-klani [Burkina Faso]
Wara: Ouatourou-niasogoni [Burkina Faso]
Wara: Soulani [Burkina Faso]
Wuniahebe [Burkina Faso]

People Groups in Burkina Faso

Algerian, Arabic-speaking; Bambara; Bariba; Biali; Birifor, Northern; Bissa; Ble, Jalkunan; Bobo Fing; Bobo Madare; Bolon; Bozo, Tieyaxo; Buamu; Bwamu, Laa Laa; Bwamu, Twi; Dagaari Dioula, Wala; Dagara; Deaf; Dioula; Dogon, Tomo Kan; Dogose, Doghosie; Dogoso; Dyan; Dzuun, Samogo; English-Speaking, general; Ewe; Farefare; French; Fulani, Gorgal; Fulani, Gurmanche; Fulani, Jelgooji; Fulani, Maasina; Gouin, Cerma; Gourma; Hausa; Jotoni, Jowulu; Kaan, Gan; Karaboro, Eastern; Karaboro, Western; Kasem; Khe; Khisa; Kolsi, Ko, Winye; Kpeego; Kurumfe, Fulse; Kusasi; Lela, Lyele; Lobi; Maninka, Eastern; Marka, Dafing; Moba; Mossi, Moore; Natioro; Nuna, Nouni; Nuna, Nunuma; Pana, Sama; Pwo; Red Bobo, Bwa; Samo, Kalemse, Samoma; Samo, Maya, Sanan-Bangassogo; Samo, Northwestern, Samo Matya; Samo Southern, Sanan-Toma; Seemogo; Senoufo, Central; Senoufo, Nanerige; Senoufo, Niangolo; Siamou; Sininkere; Sissala; Songhai-Humburi Senni; Tenbo, Loron; Tiefo; Toussian, Northern; Toussian, Southern; Tuareg, Tamasheq; Turka; Vige, Viemo; Wara; Yoruba; Zerma, Dyerma;

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