Duwai in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Duwai only in Nigeria






Largest Religion

Main Language



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.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2013-02-20
People Name General Duwai
People Name in Country Duwai
Population in Nigeria 18,000
World Population 18,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Chadic
People Name General Duwai
Ethnic Code NAB60b
People ID 11664
Country Nigeria
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 10  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Yobe state, Bade LGA; Kano state, Hadejia LGA.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Duwai (18,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Duwai 18,000
For Primary Language: Duwai

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
40.00 %
0.00 %
60.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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