Let’s discover the some of the various ethnies and traditions that make Burkina Faso

The Lobi People

The Lobi belong to an ethnic group that originated in what is today Ghana. Lobi is a Gur language of the Niger–Congo language family. Lobi is a blanket term that refers to several closely related ethnic groups, including the main Lobi proper. Traditions vary among the groups, but some share a common sense of identity through participation in an initiation ceremony.

The Lobi people- MellOne

The Mossi people

The Mossi are a Gur ethnic group native to modern Burkina Faso, primarily the Volta River basin. The Mossi language is a Gur language of the Oti–Volta branch of the Niger–Congo language family. Family is an essential cultural element of the Mossi, who hold collectivism in high regard. Individualism does not exist in traditional Mossi culture.

The Mossi people- MellOne

The Bwa people

The Bwa is an African society that is native to Burkina Faso.  The Bwa languages are a closely related group of Northern Gur languages of the Niger–Congo family. The Bwa people live in a number of individualized communities. They have no central government, and rely on their community standards. They are most known for their scarification and elaborate plank masks.

The Bwa people- MellOne

The Bambara people

The Bambara are a Mandé ethnic group native to much of West Africa, primarily southern Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Senegal. Bambara, Bamana or Bamanankan language belongs to the East Manding language group of the Mande language family. Although most Bamana today adhere to Islam, many still practise the traditional rituals, especially in honoring ancestors. This form of syncretic Islam remains rare.

The Bambara people- MellOne

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