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Niger
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Niger – People Groups
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People Groups
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Population Indig % Evangel % Adherent Least Reached Progress Scale Primary Religion Primary Language Pho Map Txt
Algerian, Arabic-speaking280,0000.20 %0.20 %Y1 IslamArabic, Algerian SpokenP
Algerian, Arabic-speaking
 T
Americans, U.S.1,00028.00 %78.00 %5 ChristianityEnglishP
Americans, U.S.
  
Anglo-Canadian1,0007.00 %74.00 %4 ChristianityEnglishP
Anglo-Canadian
  
Arab, Lebanese6,6000.50 %32.00 %2 IslamArabic, North Levantine SpokenP
Arab, Lebanese
  
Arab, Libyan11,0000.20 %0.50 %Y1 IslamArabic, Libyan SpokenP
Arab, Libyan
  
Baggara, Shuwa Arab11,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Chadian SpokenP
Baggara, Shuwa Arab
M
Baggara, Shuwa Arab of Niger
T
Bambara45,0001.80 %4.00 %Y1 IslamBamanankanP
Bambara
 T
DeafY0.40 %0.50 %Y1 IslamLanguage unknown   
Dendi, Dandawa119,000Y0.03 %0.10 %Y1 IslamDendiP
Dendi, Dandawa
M
Dendi, Dandawa of Niger
T
French4,5001.00 %63.00 %3 ChristianityFrenchP
French
 T
Fulani, Sokoto967,000Y0.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamFulfulde, Central-Eastern NigerP
Fulani, Sokoto
M
Fulani, Sokoto of Niger
T
Fulani, Western705,000Y0.01 %0.02 %Y1 IslamFulfulde, Western NigerP
Fulani, Western
M
Fulani, Western of Niger
T
Fulani, Wodaabe77,000Y2.00 %3.00 %Y1 IslamFulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger  T
Gourma64,000Y7.00 %30.00 %4 IslamGourmanchema  T
Hausa10,238,000Y0.05 %0.10 %Y1 IslamHausaP
Hausa
M
Hausa of Niger
T
Hausa, Maouri785,000Y1.50 %3.00 %Y1 Ethnic ReligionsHausaP
Hausa, Maouri
 T
Iberogen, Igdalen52,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTagdalP
Iberogen, Igdalen
M
Iberogen, Igdalen of Niger
T
Kanembu29,000Y0.00 %0.02 %Y1 IslamKanembuP
Kanembu
M
Kanembu of Niger
 
Kanuri, Bilma36,000Y2.40 %2.40 %4 IslamKanuri, BilmaP
Kanuri, Bilma
M
Kanuri, Bilma of Niger
T
Kanuri, Manga602,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKanuri, MangaP
Kanuri, Manga
M
Kanuri, Manga of Niger
T
Kanuri, Tumari86,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKanuri, TumariP
Kanuri, Tumari
M
Kanuri, Tumari of Niger
T
Kanuri, Yerwa172,0000.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamKanuri, CentralP
Kanuri, Yerwa
M
Kanuri, Yerwa of Niger
T
Moor21,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamHassaniyyaP
Moor
M
Moor of Niger
T
Mossi202,0002.00 %20.00 %2 IslamMooreP
Mossi
  
Songhai-Koyraboro1,099,000Y0.10 %0.20 %Y1 IslamSonghay, Koyraboro SenniP
Songhai-Koyraboro
M
Songhai-Koyraboro of Niger
T
Tasawaq17,000Y0.00 %0.40 %Y1 IslamTasawaqP
Tasawaq
M
Tasawaq of Niger
T
Tuareg, Air404,000Y0.20 %0.20 %Y1 IslamTamajeq, TayartP
Tuareg, Air
M
Tuareg, Air of Niger
T
Tuareg, Algerian21,000Y0.00 %0.10 %Y1 IslamArabic, Algerian Saharan SpokenP
Tuareg, Algerian
  
Tuareg, Arabized449,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamArabic, Algerian SpokenP
Tuareg, Arabized
M
Tuareg, Arabized of Niger
T
Tuareg, Asben157,000Y0.80 %1.00 %Y1 IslamTamajeq, TayartP
Tuareg, Asben
M
Tuareg, Asben of Niger
T
Tuareg, Tahaggart43,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTamahaq, TahaggartP
Tuareg, Tahaggart
M
Tuareg, Tahaggart of Niger
 
Tuareg, Tamajaq967,000Y0.00 %0.01 %Y1 IslamTamajaq, TawallammatP
Tuareg, Tamajaq
M
Tuareg, Tamajaq of Niger
T
Tubu, Daza78,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamDazagaP
Tubu, Daza
M
Tubu, Daza of Niger
T
Tubu, Teda21,000Y0.00 %0.00 %Y1 IslamTedagaP
Tubu, Teda
M
Tubu, Teda of Niger
T
Yoruba67,0007.50 %20.00 %4 IslamYorubaP
Yoruba
  
Zarma3,665,000Y0.10 %0.20 %Y1 IslamZarmaP
Zarma
M
Zarma of Niger
T
Total People Groups:   36 21,503,000 26     28     33 22 26
Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000  
UN Country Population (2017) 21,564,000  
Other reported groups:  1  
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Niger – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 28 77.8 % 21,121,000 98.2 %
  2 - Minimally reached 2 5.6 % 209,000 1.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 1 2.8 % 4,500 0.0 %
  4 - Partially reached 4 11.1 % 168,000 0.8 %
  5 - Significantly reached 1 2.8 % 1,000 0.0 %
Totals 36   21,503,000  


NOTES:
  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Niger – Languages
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Language
Code
# Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
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Audio NT
Online
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Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spokenaao11Need?
Arabic, Algerian Spokenarq22NT
Arabic, Chadian Spokenshu11NT
Arabic, Libyan Spokenayl11None
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc10Portions
Bamanankanbam11Complete
Dazagadzg11Portions
Dendiddn11NT
Englisheng20Complete
Frenchfra10Complete
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Nigerfuq22NT
Fulfulde, Western Nigerfuh11Portions
Gourmanchemagux10Complete
Hassaniyyamey11None
Hausahau22Complete
Kanembukbl11Portions
Kanuri, Bilmabms10None
Kanuri, Centralknc11NT
Kanuri, Mangakby11Portions
Kanuri, Tumarikrt11None
Language unknownxxx11None
Mooremos10Complete
Songhay, Koyraboro Sennises11NT
Tagdaltda11None
Tamahaq, Tahaggartthv11Portions
Tamajaq, Tawallammatttq11NT
Tamajeq, Tayartthz22NT
Tasawaqtwq11None
Tedagatuq11None
Yorubayor10Complete
Zarmadje11Complete
Totals: 31 36 28   22 12 19 24 4
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Niger – Religions
Major Religions [1] [3]
Evangelicals: 0.2 %
(subset of Christianity)
 
Christianity Segments [2] [3]
(Evangelicals distributed across
Christianity Segments)
 
% Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends [4]

NOTES:
  1. Major Religions: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Major Religion percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Religion for all Peoples within the country.
  2. Christianity Segments: Each People Group's population is multiplied by the Christianity Segments percentages for that people group. Results are summed for each Christianity Segment for all peoples within the country.
  3. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  4. % Evangelical and % Professing Christian Trends:  Source Operation World Editions 1986, 1993, 2001, 2010.
    Zero percent data values may mean unknown or unavailable.
Niger – Possible Ministry Involvement
  • Below are lists of ministries that may work in Niger. Ministries in the Niger section probably minister in this country. Ministries in the West and Central Africa section only possibly minister in this country. The purpose of this information is to assist potential new missionaries connect with sending agencies and for general ministry networking. Click on the links below to visit ministry websites for further information. Visit the Power-Of-Connecting "Find a Network Tool" to find further networking information.
  • The lists below do not include all ministries at work in this country or region. There are likely many excellent ministries not listed here. Omissions are not intentional, but occur simply from lack of data. Please contact us to suggest other ministries to include here. Inclusion here is not an endorsement by Joshua Project.
Ministries in Niger   Ministries in West and Central Africa
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Niger – Statistics, Prayer Cards, Maps and Links
 
Statistics
Population 21,503,000
Percent Urbanization 18 %
Total People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 28
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Official National Language French
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.6%  [1]
Percent Evangelical 0.2%  [2]
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked (1=High to 50=Low OD)
Human Development Index 0.337 (0=Low to 1=High UN)

Links
Operation World
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Ethnologue Language Listing
State Department Religious Freedom Report
World Factbook

Notes
[1]  Calculated by summing the major religion data for the people groups in the country.
[2]  Calculated by summing the Evangelical data for the people groups in the country.
 
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