• PEOPLE NAME: YORUBA OF BURKINA FASO

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PEID: 12463

ROP: 111095

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Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Yoruba

Language: Yoruba - (yor)

Alternate Name(s): Anago, Ijebu

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Benin; Cote d’Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea; Ghana; Niger; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo; United States

Population: 71,500

Global Population: 34,256,900


PEID: 12463

ROP: 111095

Progress of the Gospel: No Longer Unreached

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


Overview: The Yoruba of Burkina Faso, numbering 71,500, are No Longer Unreached. They are part of the Yoruba people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 34,256,900 in 10 countries. Their primary language is Yoruba. The primary religion practiced by the Yoruba is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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