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Hausa in Algeria

Hausa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
11,000 Hausa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Hausa in Algeria

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Introduction / History
The Hausa people are very influential in West Africa, both culturally and politically. They are the largest people group in that region. The Hausa have been heavily involved in long distance trading for many centuries. Traders exchanged gold from the Middle East for leather, crafts and food.

By 1500 A.D., Islam had been introduced to the Hausa by Arab traders. Many of the urban Hausa embraced it right away in hopes of enhancing their businesses. However, the villagers were not as receptive to this new religion. In the "holy wars" of 1804 and 1808, the Hausa were conquered by the Fulani, their staunch Islamic neighbors. At that time, many of the villagers were either forced or bribed into becoming Muslim. They adopted some of Islam's basic outward behaviors and rituals, but did not "sell out" as many of the urban Hausa did.

The Hausa language is dominant in West Africa, where they are from. It must be an adjustment for those who live in Algeria to learn modern Arabic.

Where are they located?
The Hausa are originally from "Hausaland," a region covering 75,000 square miles and straddling the borders of Niger and Nigeria. From 1890 to 1960, Hausaland was divided into two sovereign states under French and British rule. After 1960, one became the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the other, the Republic of Niger. Hausa communities can also be found in other West African nations such as Chad, Ghana and the Ivory Coast. A smaller number live in the North African country of Algeria.

What are their lives like?
Hausa Muslims are known for being hospitable to strangers. In the Hausa language, one word, bako, is used to define both "guest" and "stranger."

In marriage relationships, close relatives, preferably cousins, are chosen as partners. It is a patrilineal society, or one in which the line of descent is traced through the males. Girls often marry between the ages of 12 and 14. Unfortunately, 50 percent of the women are divorced; but because there is such pressure to be married and have children, most of them will remarry.

What are their beliefs?
Today, many of Hausa are only superficially Muslim, and their religious practices have been mixed with local traditions. They believe in a variety of spirits, both good and bad. Traditional rituals include making sacrificial offerings to the spirits and to the spirit possessed. Most rituals are performed by family members, but specialists are called upon to cure diseases.

What are their needs?
Everyone expects a Hausa to be Muslim. Perhaps this is one of the reasons why they have remained so resistant to the gospel.

Prayer Points
* Ask the Lord to send long term laborers to live among the Hausas in Algeria and share the love of Christ with them.
* Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for the Hausa.
* Ask God to strengthen, encourage and protect the small number of Muslim Hausa who have decided to follow Christ.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to open the hearts of the Hausa towards Jesus Christ as He is presented in the gospels.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Hausa people in Nigeria and in Algeria.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12070/NI
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12070/NG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hausa_people
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hausa
http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Mauritania-to-Nigeria/Hausa.html

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Country: Algeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Middle East and North Africa
Persecution Rank:36 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
 
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Hausa
People Name General: Hausa
Alternate People Names:
AdarawaAdarawa Hausa
ArawaArewa
FellataHausa Ajami
Hausa FulaniHausawa
KurfeiMaguzawa
North HausaSoudie
Tazarawa
ROP3 Code: 103733
Joshua Project People ID: 12070
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 11,000
Population all Countries: 43,090,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Hausa
People Name General: Hausa
Ethnic Code: NAB60a
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Language
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Primary Language: Hausa
Language Code (ISO): hau    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Sub-division:Sunni
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1857-1988
New Testament:
1880-1965Audio
Complete Bible: 1932-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hausa
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMohammed (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hausa Bible
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Hausa in Algeria

Peoples
               
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    Hausa     Middle East and North Africa    
     
People-Group-Across-Countries
   
Country
   
      Hausa Algeria    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Hausa in Algeria          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Hausa  
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