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Gurma

 

(self-appellation, Binumba), or Gourmantche, a people of northern Togo, northeastern Ghana, and the eastern regions of the Upper Volta. A small number of Gurma live also in the border regions of Nigeria and Dahomey. According to a 1967 estimate, the Gurma together with the related tribes the Konkomba (self-appellation, Kpunkpamba), the Moba, the Tobote (also called Bassari), and the Kaselem number 220,000 in Togo, 280,000 in Ghana, and 220,000 in the Upper Volta. The Gurma language belongs to the Gur linguistic group. The Gurma have preserved local traditional beliefs, although some practice Islam. Farming is the chief occupation (millet, rice, sorghum), but cattle are also raised.

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An offensive was also launched this week to recapture Gurma, another town in Anbar which is located only 10 kilometres (six miles) from the IS stronghold of Fallujah and less than 30 kilometres (20 miles) from Baghdad airport.
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Slusser, not unlike a traditional gurma, sitting amidst credulous devotees or a tourist party Comes to her full swing and eloquence when she discussed a painting, a tattered God-foreshaken fragment though it may be.
Interventions for Ansongo, Gao, and Gurma Rharous districts.
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