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Indigenous Communities from Burkina Faso

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Tiefo
Indigenous Group Tiefo (Also known as: Tyefo, Tyeforo, Kiefo)
Location Burkina Faso, South of Bobo Dioulasso, Comoe Province; Regions of Tiefora and Sideradougou. Houet Province; Regions Bobo-Dioulasso, Peni, and Karankasso-Vigue. Near Banfora Cliffs the Villages Noumoudara, Péni, Finlande, Matruku, Daramandougou, Mousobadougou, Derege, Dege-Dege, Samogan, Tien, Kodala, Nyagafon and Lanfiera
Estimated Population 12,000 (1995, SIL)
Environment Savannah / Forest / Plain / Tropical
Lifestyle Sedentary
Subsistence Agriculture
Level of Assimilation Fairly Traditional
Language Family Tiéfo
Classification: Niger-Congo, Atlantic-Congo, Volta-Congo, North, Gur, Tiefo
Alternate Names: Tyefo, Tyeforo, Kiefo
Dialects: Noumoudara-Koumoudara, Dramandougou-Nyarafo
Website URLs Ethnologue: Tiefo, A language of Burkina Faso
Socialistic Survey Report for the Tiefo Language
Foundation for Endangered Languages
Learning to Live or Leave: Education and Identity in Burkina Faso (2002, Sten Hagburg)
NGOs International Service: West Africa, Burkina Faso
Hilfe Direkt: Burkina Faso
Welthungerhilfe - German Agro Action
Afrique Verte
Save The Children
SNV - Connecting People’s Capacities

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