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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
980,000 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
Persecution Rank:28 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
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: 980,000
Population all Countries: 980,000
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 %
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
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1857-1988
New Testament:
Complete Bible: 1932-2020
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
Audio RecordingsDAVAR Partners recording, complete Bible
Audio RecordingsOnline Audio Scripture
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsOral Bible Stories
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / VideoGod's Story video
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hausa
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoMy Last Day video, anime
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWalking with Jesus video
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralBible for Children
GeneralBiblical answers to your questions
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGospel resources links
GeneralWalk with the Prophets and meet the Mess ...
GeneralZume Resources
GeneralZume Training
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Mobile AppDownload audio Bible app as APK file
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hausa
Text / Printed MatterChildren and youth resources
Text / Printed MatterDownload scripture in this language
Text / Printed MatterLiteracy primer for Hausa
Text / Printed MatterLove letter to you from scripture
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Hausa, Maouri in Niger

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People Cluster
    Hausa     Africa, West and Central    
      Hausa, Maouri Niger    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Hausa, Maouri in Niger          
      Religion Language  
      Ethnic Religions     Hausa  
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