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Indigenous Communities from Burkina Faso

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Siamou
Indigenous Group Siamou (Also known as: Seme)
Location Burkina Faso, Kénédougou Province, West of Bobo-Dioulasso, Central Orodara. Villages: Tin, Diossogou, Diéri, Kotoudéni, Diéridéni, Didéri, Lidara, and Bandougou
Estimated Population 20,000 (1999, SIL International)
Environment Savannah / Plain / Tropical
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture / Animal Husbandry / Gatherer / Trade
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Siamou
Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, Kru, Seme
Alternate Names: Siémou, Siemu, Syémou, Sému, Seme
Dialects: Bandougou. Minor dialect differences between villages and within Orodara. The Bandougou dialect is different, but intelligibility among dialects is adequate
Website URLs Ethnologue: Siamou, A Language of Burkina Faso
The Siamou of Burkina Faso
Wikipedia: Burkina Faso
Centre De Cooperation Internationale En Sante Et Developpement (CCISD)
NGOs Green Cross International
Freedom From Hunger
United Nations Development Programme: Burkina Faso

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