Kanuri, Bilma in Niger

Joshua Project has identified the Kanuri, Bilma only in Niger

Population

28,800

Christian

0.10%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


The Kanuri people are an African ethnic group living largely in the lands of the former Bornu Empire. The Bilma are one of the subgroups of Kanuri. Following the downfall of the Kanem-Bornu Empire and the scramble for Africa in the 19th century, the Kanuri were divided under the rule of the British, French, and German African empires. The Kanuri became Muslims in the 11th century. Some superstitions are still practiced in conjunction with Islam. Charms and amulets are worn around the neck or in pockets for various reasons. There is a charm to ensure a good pregnancy for a mother. There is also one to keep the ghost of the dead from haunting its descendants.

Ministry Obstacles

No scripture is reported as available in the language of the Bilma Kanuri.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for Christian radio to be made widely available throughout Niger, and that the Kanuri will learn of its availability.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There very well may be no followers of Jesus among the Bilma Kanuri today, but there may be a few. Please pray for new believers among the Kanuri, that they will be protected from discouragement and doubt. They need fellowship with mature believers.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray for the Kanuri of Niger, that they will be drawn to the man Isa (Jesus) as the Koran is read and studied. Pray for an increasing interest in this man, a curiosity to find out more about him.

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Country Niger
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Northeast, Kawar region
People Group Map Kanuri, Bilma in Niger PDF Version



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People Name General Kanuri, Bilma
People Name in Country Kanuri, Bilma
ROP3 Code 115580
Joshua Project People ID 19550
Indigenous Yes
Population in Niger 28,800
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Kanuri, Bilma 28,767
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Affinity Bloc Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster Kanuri-Saharan
People Name General Kanuri, Bilma
Ethnic Code NAB61
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.10%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.90%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
35.00%
Protestant
20.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
20.00%
Roman Catholic
25.00%
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