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Lobi: 4% of the population of Burkina Faso

Lobi: people of Burkina Faso, Ghana, Ivory Coast (West Africa).

Lobi people live in Burkina Faso (South-West region, Gaoua), Ghana (north-west) and Ivory Coast (Bouna region, Black Volta)

  1. Region: West Africa
  2. Origin of the Lobi: North of Ghana
  3. The Lobi ethnic groups are the Gans, Birifor, Dagara and Lobi
  4. Language of Lobi: Lobiri (Lobi or Miwa), a Gour language.
    1. 4% of the Burkinabe speaks Lobiri (220,172 people)
    2. 1,8% of the Ivorian speaks Lobiri
    3. Lobi people also speak French and Dyula
  5. Traditionally, Lobi have rejected any type of centralised political authority
  6. Historically, the Lobi communities are based on the laws of God (Thangba yu), Thildar (Thil = spirits of nature) is the religious leader of the Community
  7. The Lobi have been considered as a warrior people
  8. Nowadays his music, altars and Lobi statues are very well considered
  9. The ruins of Loropéni are a UNESCO world heritage site

Art exhibition “The Lobi. The complexity behind simplicity”

Bateba Phuwe (Lobi Art, Burkina Faso)

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More information: Business in Burkina Faso, at EENI Global Business School Website.

Bateba Bambar (Lobi Art, Burkina Faso)


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