6.2 million in Burkina Faso (40%)
|Regions with significant populations|
|Mostly Burkina Faso, also in northern Cote d'Ivoire and northern Ghana.|
|Traditional, Christianity, Islam|
|Related ethnic groups|
Gurunsi, Frafra, Talensi, Bwa, Nankani.
Lobi, Dagaaba, other Gur peoples
The Mossi are an ethnic group of people who live mostly in Burkina Faso in Africa, and also in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. They make up 40% of all the people in Burkina Faso. They speak a language called Mòoré or More.
History[change | edit source]
The Mossi believe that they came from the marriage of a Dagomba princess called Yennenga (or Nyennega) and a Mandé hunter called Rialé. Yennenga was a warrior princess, daughter of a Dagomba king in Ghana. One day she lost her way and was rescued by Rialé. They got married and had a son called Ouedraogo. Ouedraogo is known as the father of the Mossi people.
References[change | edit source]
- CIA. The World Fact Book. 01/10/2006. Retrieved 02/10/2006
- Mack-Williams, Kibibi (1996). Mossi. The Rosen Publishing Group. pp. 25. ISBN 0823919846. http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=eaz2nNeev2MC.