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    Burkina People - 1990

      Population: 9,077,828 (July 1990), growth rate 3.1% (1990)

      Birth rate: 50 births/1,000 population (1990)

      Death rate: 17 deaths/1,000 population (1990)

      Net migration rate: - 3 migrants/1,000 population (1990)

      Infant mortality rate: 121 deaths/1,000 live births (1990)

      Life expectancy at birth: 51 years male, 52 years female (1990)

      Total fertility rate: 7.2 children born/woman (1990)

      Nationality: noun--Burkinabe; adjective--Burkinabe

      Ethnic divisions: more than 50 tribes; principal tribe is Mossi (about 2.5 million); other important groups are Gurunsi, Senufo, Lobi, Bobo, Mande, and Fulani

      Religion: 65% indigenous beliefs, about 25% Muslim, 10% Christian (mainly Roman Catholic)

      Language: French (official); tribal languages belong to Sudanic family, spoken by 90% of the population

      Literacy: 13.2%

      Labor force: 3,300,000 residents; 30,000 are wage earners; 82% agriculture, 13% industry, 5% commerce, services, and government; 20% of male labor force migrates annually to neighboring countries for seasonal employment (1984); 44% of population of working age (1985)

      Organized labor: four principal trade union groups represent less than 1% of population

      NOTE: The information regarding Burkina on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Burkina People 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Burkina People 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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