Hausa, North in Nigeria

Joshua Project has identified the Hausa, North only in Nigeria

Population

366,000

Christian

0.50%

Evangelical

0.10%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Hausa are almost exclusively Muslim and practice agriculture. Their widespread trading activities have contributed to making their language a lingua franca in much of West Africa. In earlier times the Hausa were organized in the Hausa States. Long the vassals of Bornu, the states were conquered by the Songhay in 1513 and by the Fulani in the early 19th century. In colonial Nigeria the traditional Hausa-Fulani social and political structure was largely maintained under the British policy of indirect rule. The Hausa remain a major force in Nigerian politics.

Ministry Obstacles

The Hausa may have only a partial understanding of who Jesus truly is. Pray they will increasingly understand that He is more than a prophet.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained prayer is needed to prepare the way for the Gospel among the Hausa. Prayer efforts are needed both to prepare the way, and to sustain the workers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the few followers of Christ among the Northern Hausa people, that they will grow deeply into the Lord's love and be firmly established in his finished work on the cross. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray they will be zealous to learn, and to be obedient.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for peace in northern Nigeria. Pray for the Hausa tribes to increasingly be drawn to Isa (Jesus) as he is referred to in the Koran. Pray the Lord will reveal himself to the Hausa as he knows best.

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Country Nigeria
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Sokoto, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Bauchi, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, and Gombe states. Spoken as L2 in north
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People Name General Hausa, North
People Name in Country Hausa, North
ROP3 Code 114634
Joshua Project People ID 18837
Indigenous Yes
Population in Nigeria 366,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hausa 366,388
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Hausa
People Name General Hausa, North
Ethnic Code NAB60a
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.50%    ( Evangelical  0.10% )
Ethnic Religions
5.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
94.50%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
15.00%
Protestant
70.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
15.00%
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