• PEOPLE CLUSTER: GUR


QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 147

Population: 36,889,425

Unreached people groups: 109

UPG population: 22,648,800

Unengaged UPGs: 30

UUPG population: 1,469,200

Number of countries: 10


Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

Overview: The Gur people cluster encompasses almost one hundred related languages spoken in West Africa. These people groups are concentrated in Burkina Faso, the southwestern portion of Mali, and northern parts of Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, and Benin. While Sunni Islam is the primary religion of the largest Gur people groups, the Mossi and Senufo, a majority of these Gur people groups practice traditional ethnic religions.

Peoples within this cluster: Akaselem, Chamba; Bago; Bangi Me; Bariba; Bassar; Bialaba; Bimoba; Birifor, Malba; Birifor, Southern; Bulisa; Burusa, Bulba; Bwa, Red Bobo; Bwamu; Bwamu, Laa Laa; Bwamu, Twi; Chakali; Chala; Dagaare, Southern; Dagara, Northern; Dagbamba; Deg; Ditammari; Dogon, Toro So; Dogose, Doghosie; Dogoso; Dompago; Dyan; Frafra; Gangam; Gouin; Gurma; Hanga; Kabiye; Kamara; Kambe; Kantosi; Karaboro, Eastern; Karaboro, Western; Kasena; Khe; Khisa; Kolsi; Konkomba; Konni; Kotokoli; Kulango, Bondoukou; Kurumfe; Kusasi; Lama; Lela; Lobi; Lomapo; Losso; Mamprusi; Mbelime; Moba, Bimoba; Mossi; Nabt; Nankani; Nateni; Natioro; Nuna, Nouni; Nuna, Nunuma; Paasaal; Pana; Pila; Pwo; Safaliba; Samo; Senufo, Cebaara; Senufo, Djimini; Senufo, Mamara; Senufo, Nafana; Senufo, Nanerige; Senufo, Palaka; Senufo, Senara; Senufo, Sicijuubi; Senufo, Supyire; Senufo, Syenara; Senufo, Tagwana; Sisala, Tumulung; Sisala, Western; Sissala; Soruba; Tamberma; Tamprusi; Tenbo; Tiefo; Turka; Tusyan, Northern; Tusyan, Southern; Vagala; Vige, Viemo; Waama; Wala; Wara; Yana; Zaore

Countries where they are found: Benin; Burkina Faso; Canada; Cote d’Ivoire; Ghana; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Togo; United States


People groups: 147

Population: 36,889,425

Unreached people groups: 109

UPG population: 22,648,800

Unengaged UPGs: 30

UUPG population: 1,469,200

Number of countries: 10