Bobo people are a distinct African tribe who live in Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Mali. The Bobo people speak a Niger-Congo language belonging to the Gur branch. They are noted for their masks, which are worn with elaborate costumes during celebrations. The Bobo culture's fundamental purpose is to restore nature's balance, which man has inadvertently destroyed. The Bobo believe they can restore order through sacrifices and ceremonies.