There are no official data on ethnic groups in Burkina Faso. However, the country has about sixty ethnic groups of unequal demographic importance, which do not always occupy precise geographical areas. Among the many ethnic groups are the Yarse, Dioula, Peul, Songhay, Gourounsi, Gourmantché and Mossé. (Burkinabe National Tourist Office
Other Languages Spoken:
It is estimated that 70 languages are spoken in Burkina Faso, of which about 66 are indigenous. The main languages are Mossi, Dyula, Fulfulde and Gourmanché.
Muslim 50%, Indigenous beliefs 40%, Christian (mainly Roman Catholic) 10%.
It is %T:%M %A In Ouagadougou
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National Currency: CFA Franc BCEAO (XOF)
Type of State:
Type of Economy:
A landlocked country in the middle of the Sahel; it depends on agriculture and especially cotton-farming.
HDI (World Rank):
Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.
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0.8 per 100 Inhabitants
3.7 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity:
13.1% of the Population
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