• PEOPLE NAME: SISSALA OF BURKINA FASO

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PEID: 12444

ROP: 109339

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Gur

Language: Sissala - (sld)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Burkina Faso

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Population: 30,000

Global Population: 30,000


PEID: 12444

ROP: 109339

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: 5% or Greater but Less than 10% Evangelical


Overview: The Sissala of Burkina Faso, numbering 30,000, 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 Sissala. The primary religion practiced by the Sissala is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.


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