• PEOPLE NAME: LOBI OF BURKINA FASO

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By Charles Keen

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PEID: 12419

ROP: 105811

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Lobi - (lob)

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Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire; Ghana

Population: 590,000

Global Population: 915,700


PEID: 12419

ROP: 105811

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Lobi of Burkina Faso, numbering 590,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Gur people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 915,700 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Lobi. The primary religion practiced by the Lobi is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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