• PEOPLE NAME: BISA OF BURKINA FASO

Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Mande

Language: Bissa - (bib)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Burkina Faso

Also found in: Cote d’Ivoire; Ghana; Togo

Population: 691,000

Global Population: 1,044,500


PEID: 12376

ROP: 101797

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Bisa of Burkina Faso, numbering 691,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Mande people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,044,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Bissa. The primary religion practiced by the Bisa is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available