Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

35

People Groups Unreached

30

Total Population

18,454,000

Unreached Population

18,096,000

% Christian Adherent

0.5%

% Evangelical

0.1 %

Largest Religion

Islam (94.3%)

Official Language

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Photo People Group Population Progress
Scale
Primary Language Primary Religion %
Christian
%
Evangelical
Indigenous
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 241,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Lebanese 5,700 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.0 % 0.5 %
 Arab, Libyan 9,300 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.5 % 0.2 %
 Arab, Shuwa, Baggara 9,300 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Bambara 39,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.0 % 1.8 %
 Buduma 9,700 Buduma Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Deaf Unknown Language Unknown Islam 0.5 % 0.4 %
 Dendi 102,000 Dendi Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 French 3,900 French Christianity 63.0 % 1.0 %
 Fulani, Sokoto 833,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Fulani, Western 607,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
Fulani, Wodaabe 67,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 3.0 % 2.0 %
Gourma 56,000 Gourmanchema Islam 30.0 % 7.0 %
 Hausa 8,542,000 Hausa Islam 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Hausa, Mauri 676,000 Hausa E Ethnic Religions 0.1 % 0.1 %
 Iberogen, Igdalen 47,000 Tagdal Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kanembu 25,000 Kanembu Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kanuri, Bilma 31,000 Kanuri, Bilma Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Kanuri, Manga 518,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kanuri, Tumari 74,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa 148,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Moor 19,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Mossi, Moore 174,000 Moore Islam 20.0 % 2.0 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 946,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
 Tasawaq 15,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.4 % 0.0 %
 Tuareg, Air 347,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.2 % 0.2 %
 Tuareg, Algerian 19,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.1 % 0.0 %
 Tuareg, Arabized 386,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tuareg, Asben 135,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.0 % 0.8 %
 Tuareg, Hoggar 37,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 833,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tubu, Daza 67,000 Dazaga Islam 0.0 % 0.0 %
 Tubu, Teda 19,000 Tedaga Islam 0.2 % 0.0 %
 Yoruba 58,000 Yoruba Islam 20.0 % 7.5 %
 Zerma, Dyerma 3,298,000 Zarma Islam 0.2 % 0.1 %
  Totals:  35 18,393,000 30     0.5 % 0.1 %  

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.1 %)
0.5 %
Ethnic Religions
5.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
94.3 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
30.4 %
Orthodox
0.5 %
Other Christian
8.1 %
Protestant
31.8 %
Roman Catholic
28.4 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the People Group who lives in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by People Group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

Networking Possibilities

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There are many agencies and churches looking for additional staff to help them in their mission and calling in Niger. Internet searches are probably the best way to find these organizations. The following are some example search topics you might try:

  • Church planting agencies in Niger
  • Christian ministry in Niger
  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
  • Christian discipleship
  • Short term Christian missions
  • Long term Christian missions
  • Urban ministries
  • Christian media opportunities
  • Bible translation opportunities
  • Relief and development agencies
  • Clean water projects
  • Christian medical outreaches


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