Pana in Burkina Faso


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Introduction / History

The Pana are a small ethnic group living in Burkina Faso and south-central Mali. The population inhabiting 13 villages is evenly divided between the two countries.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Pana live by subsistence farming. The rains, which come between May and October, are generally adequate to allow for such crops as rice and maize, besides millet, the staple. Raising livestock, such as cattle and goats, is important to the Pana.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Pana people adhere to ethnic religions which involve serving the spirit world either by fear or for gaining favors.


What Are Their Needs?

The area is not easily reached due to the poor quality of the roads. One effect of this relative isolation is fewer government services. Only three elementary schools, are found within the region. Receiving adequate health care also becomes more difficult with poor roads.


Prayer Points

Pray for better roads, hospitals and schools for the Pana people.
Pray for the Lord to thrust out Holy Spirit anointed workers to the Pana people.
Pray for spiritual hunger among these people so they can seek and find Christ.
Pray for the Lord to give them an abundant harvest this year as a testimony of his power and mercy.


Scripture Prayers for the Pana, Sama in Burkina Faso.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Pana, Sama
People Name in Country Pana, Sama
Natural Name Pana
Pronunciation Pa-nah
Alternate Names Sama
Population this Country 10,000
Population all Countries 19,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 18893
ROP3 Code 114841
ROP25 Code 306485
ROP25 Name Pana (Burkina Faso)
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Sourou province, Kassoum subdistrict, Oué town area, Sourou river valley from Mali.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Burkina Faso
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 20  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Boucle du Muhoun region: Sourou province, Kassoum subdistrict, Oué town area, Sourou river valley from Mali..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
74.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
22.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Pana (Burkina Faso)
Language Code pnq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Pana (Burkina Faso)
Language Code pnq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Pana (Burkina Faso)

Primary Language:  Pana (Burkina Faso)

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

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