Burkina Faso BF

650,166

GMO Gospel Visits 2014

67,202

Indicated decisions 2014

17.9 Million

Population

3.4 million

Christians
1.4 million are evangelical

For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.

  • Stats for Burkina Faso
  • Social Control

    Shame/Fear-based 
  • Cultural Distinctions

    None
  • Top 25 Stats

    None
  • Fastest Growing Religion

    Muslim, Christian
  • Human Development Index

    181/187
  • Internet Access

    4.26% (139th)
  • Ethnic Groups

    Gur (77%); Fulani (7.8%); Mande (5.7%); Malinke-Jula (4.6%); Malinke (2.5%), Other African (2.1%).
  • Common Languages

    French, but spoken by a minority; Moore, Jula
  • Economy

    About 90% of economy is agricultural, with cotton the leading crop.
    One of the poorest countries in the world, with very low education -- especially for girls.
    Many people are moving from rural areas to the cities to find jobs.
  • History / Politics

    Freed from France in 1960; 6 coups since 1966.
    Multiparty democracy was introduced in 1987.
  • Spirituality

    Christianity has grown steadily in recent decades, but discipleship is needed.
    Some have said the country is 50% Muslin, 20% Christian, and 100% animist.
  • Prayers

    Pray for Christ to show His power over the traditional animism.
    Pray for greater discipleship, Bible study materials, and missionaries to remote groups.

Note:

All of the information on the number of Christians and Evangelicals is from Pray for the World! or Operation World.