Turka People


Turka / Tourka / Turuka

The Turka are an ethnic group in Burkina Faso. They are part of the Gur people and speak the Turka language ("Tuz"), a Gur language.

The Turka population is estimated about 73.500 (Peoplegroups.org, 2024).

Anthropologists classify them as part of the larger cluster os Senufo peoples of West Africa.

Turka People

The Turka are concentarted along the border of northern Ivory Coast, southern Mali, and soutthwestern Burkina Faso.

Most of them are small farmers, raising corn, rice, yams, peanuts, sesame, and sweet potatoes.