Local beliefs

Local beliefs

Different religions and sectors

Marie comes to visit the old district of Dioulasso and learns there are people of different religions living here.

Muslim families live in one quarter of the town, while those who follow traditional animist beliefs in spirits live in another quarter.

The old town also has districts where people of certain trades tend to live. See what trades they follow.

In the past, the different communities played a certain role in looking after the town. Today, families tend to stay within their communities and people of different religions do not intermarry.