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Hausa, Maouri in Niger

Hausa, Maouri

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
906,000 Hausa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 %   

Hausa, Maouri in Niger

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Introduction / History
The Maouri are considered to be a subgroup of the large Hausa people group of western Africa. They speak both the Hausa language and the Zarma (or Djerma) language. The Maouri were colonized by European powers, and their lands were traded back and forth between the French and English under treaties established in 1890 and 1906. The French are said to have been especially brutal in their administration of these colonies. The Maouri established two capitals, in Matankari and Lougou, with religious authority based in Bagaji.

The Maouri are traders and farmers, and have a reputation of being an industrious people.

Some have wrongly assumed that Boko Haram comes from the Hausa because the term itself is from the Hausa language. But Boko Haram is mainly from Kanuri and Fulani as well as other tribes.

Where are they located?
They are concentrated around the Maouri valley of the Niger River, extending from Matankari, near Niamey, to Gaya.

What are their beliefs?
The Maouri resisted conversion to Islam during the Fulani jihads of the early 19th century, and have continued to resist the advance of Islam in their region. This in spite of the fact the Hausa people have been strongly Muslim for many years. They are mostly animistic, although there are growing numbers of both Muslims and some Christians.

Prayer Points
* Please pray the Maouri people will continue to resist the advance of Islam.
* Both the Hausa and Zarma languages have the full Bible available, and there are many good resources available in these languages. Pray for workers to carry these resources to the people.
* Pray the Maouri people will be given a growing dissatisfaction with their interest in fetishes, and will begin to hunger to know the living God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Pray the Lord will open their minds and that the Holy Spirit will fill their minds with Truth; Jesus is Truth.
* Pray for good schools to be available, and for parents to understand the importance of a good education for their children.


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Country: Niger
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Around the Maouri valley of the Niger River, extending from Matankari, near Niamey, to Gaya
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Hausa, Maouri
People Name General: Hausa, Maouri
Alternate People Names:
ROP3 Code: 106418
Joshua Project People ID: 13593
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 906,000
Population all Countries: 906,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Hausa
People Name General: Hausa, Maouri
Ethnic Code: NAB60a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Hausa
Language Code (ISO): hau    Ethnologue Listing
Secondary Languages:
Zarma (Unknown)
Total Languages: 2
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity3.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions77.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam20.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent25.00 %
Protestant35.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian10.00 %
Roman Catholic30.00 %
(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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1857-1988
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 2015
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Audio RecordingsStoryRunners Oral Bible Stories
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hausa
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / VideoThe Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralWalk with the Prophets and meet the Mess ...
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file fro ...
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hausa Bible
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterFather's Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
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Hausa, Maouri in Niger

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People Cluster
    Hausa     Africa, West and Central    
      Hausa, Maouri Niger    
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            Hausa, Maouri in Niger          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Hausa  
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