Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African

People Cluster: Mande

Language: Bissa - (bib)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Ethnoreligion

Country: Burkina Faso

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

Population: 856,000

Global Population: 1,266,500

PEID: 12376

ROP: 101797

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Bisa of Burkina Faso, numbering 856,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Mande people cluster within the Sub-Saharan African affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 1,266,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Bissa. The primary religion practiced by the Bisa is ethnoreligion. Ethnoreligion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available