• PEOPLE NAME: LELE OF BURKINA FASO

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PEID: 12416

ROP: 105697

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Lyélé - (lee)

Alternate Name(s): Lyélé

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Burkina Faso

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Population: 474,000

Global Population: 474,000


PEID: 12416

ROP: 105697

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 2% or Greater but Less than 5% Evangelical


Overview: The Lele of Burkina Faso, numbering 474,000, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Burkina Faso. Their primary language is Lyélé. The primary religion practiced by the Lele is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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