Baule

Categories: Ethnicities

The Baule are a major ethnic group in the Ivory Coast, concentrated in the central region of the country. Closely related to the Anyi, they are also part of the larger Akan group and speak a Twi language. They strongly resisted colonial rule and are now primarily Christians and adherents to their traditional religion, with a small minority of Sunni Muslims. Today, they practice animal husbandry and farming, making their livings primarily through their coffee and cocoa farms.

Synonyms:
Baba, Baoulé, Bawlé, Po
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