Fulani, Jelgooji in Burkina Faso

Unreached of the Day  2/25/2018

Fulani, Jelgooji in Burkina Faso

Cows are very treasured by the Fulani. For the Fulani to farm is almost a rejection of their heritage. The Jelgooji of eastern Burkina Faso have clung to the tradition of herding more tenaciously than many other Fulani groups. One of the Fulani taboos is that a married woman should never speak the name of her husband, her in-laws or her first born child. Another taboo in some Fulani groups is that if someone eats goat's meat he or she will become a leper.

Ministry Obstacles

It may be difficult to make contact and build relationships with this semi-nomadic people group.

Outreach Ideas

Christians can carry the good news of Jesus to the Fulani using films and recordings, and also telling stories from Scripture.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Jelgooji people love for God's Word and a desire to spread its influence. Pray for the few followers of Jesus among them to be nurtured by the Lord's Spirit, to faithfully fellowship together, and to live holy lives. Pray they will be a strong testimony to the Lord's goodness to their families and friends.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Jelgooji Fulani will be able to care adequately for their families, to have clean water and good food supplies. Pray also they will be able to provide schooling for their children.

Scripture Focus

"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats." Matthew 25:32



People Name Fulani, Jelgooji
Country Burkina Faso
10/40 Window Yes
Population 387,000
World Population 387,000
Language Fulfulde, Western Niger
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image