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Duwai in Nigeria


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
20,000 Duwai Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Duwai in Nigeria

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The Duwai language is related to Hausa, the dominant language of northern Nigeria. A close linguistic relative of Duwai is Bade, which is spoken to the west of Duwai. Some of the Duwai people live in remote locations with primitive living conditions. Most live in Dapchi LGA in Yobe State, northeast of the town of Gashua. The religion of the people is Islam, mixed with African Traditional Religions. There are no known Duwai Christians, even though Nigerian missionaries have labored in their area.

Ministry Obstacles
No scripture or Christian resources of any kind have been reported in the Duwai language.

Outreach Ideas
Pray that Nigerian and Western missionaries will persevere as they strive to take the Gospel to the peoples of northern Nigeria. Pray for their protection and encouragement.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Please pray for scripture and other resources to soon become available in the Duwai language, and that these resources will be made available to the people.

Pray for the entire people group
Please pray that Muslim extremists such as Boko Haram will not be successful in recruiting from the Duwai people or from their neighbors.

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Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-20
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Country: Nigeria
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, West and Central
Persecution Rank:12 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Yobe state: Bade LGA; Kano state: Hadejia LGA.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Duwai
People Name General: Duwai
ROP3 Code: 102795
Joshua Project People ID: 11664
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 20,000
Population all Countries: 20,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Chadic
People Name General: Duwai
Ethnic Code: NAB60b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Duwai (20,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): dbp    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions40.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam60.00 % 
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
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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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Duwai in Nigeria

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Chadic     Africa, West and Central    
      Duwai Nigeria    
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            Duwai in Nigeria          
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      Islam     Duwai  
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