National African Language Resource Center
The Senufo number 1,000,000 to 1,500,000 and live in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Burkina Faso, and the extreme south of Mali. They live principally off agriculture fruits and occasionally hunting.
Senufo agriculture is typical of the region, which includes millet, sorghum, maize, rice, and yams. Minimal amounts of hunting and fishing also contribute to the local economy.
In addition to a belief in a creator deity, ancestors and nature spirits, a central concept in Senufo religion is a female ancestral spirit called “ancient mother” or “ancient woman,” the sacred guiding spirit of each poro society. All adult men belong to the poro society, which maintains the continuity of religious and historical traditions, especially through the cult of the ancestors.
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