Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

28 (77.8%)

Official
Language

Total
Population

21,504,000

Population in Unreached

21,121,000 (98.2%)

Literacy Rate

26 %

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

0.6%

% Evangelical

0.19%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 280,000 35,790,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Americans, U.S. 1,000 190,291,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 1,000 17,681,000 English Christianity 74.00 % 7.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 6,600 11,648,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 11,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 11,000 3,281,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bambara 45,000 5,729,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Dendi, Dandawa 119,000 333,000 Dendi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 French 4,500 49,762,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani, Sokoto 967,000 1,390,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Fulani, Western 705,000 705,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Fulani, Wodaabe 77,000 77,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 3.00 % 2.00 %
Gourma 64,000 1,426,000 Gourmanchema Islam 30.00 % 7.00 %
 Hausa 10,238,000 43,090,000 Hausa Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Hausa, Maouri 785,000 785,000 Hausa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Iberogen, Igdalen 52,000 52,000 Tagdal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanembu 29,000 788,000 Kanembu Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Bilma 36,000 36,000 Kanuri, Bilma Islam 2.40 % 2.40 %
 Kanuri, Manga 602,000 967,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Tumari 86,000 86,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa 172,000 7,622,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moor 21,000 4,335,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi 202,000 11,143,000 Moore Islam 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,099,000 1,698,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Tasawaq 17,000 17,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Air 404,000 404,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Tuareg, Algerian 21,000 190,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Arabized 449,000 449,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Asben 157,000 157,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 %
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 43,000 100,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 967,000 1,395,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Daza 78,000 424,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 21,000 153,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yoruba 67,000 36,036,000 Yoruba Islam 20.00 % 7.50 %
 Zarma 3,665,000 3,832,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
  Totals:  36 21,504,000       28   0.61 % 0.19 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 60,000              
  UN Country Population (2017) 21,564,000              
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Bible
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 2 2 NT
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 1 1 NT
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Portions
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete
Dazaga dzg 1 1 Portions
Dendi ddn 1 1 NT
English eng 2 0 Complete
French fra 1 0 Complete
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger fuq 2 2 NT
Fulfulde, Western Niger fuh 1 1 Portions
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete
Hassaniyya mey 1 1
Hausa hau 2 2 Complete
Kanembu kbl 1 1 Portions
Kanuri, Bilma bms 1 0
Kanuri, Central knc 1 1 NT
Kanuri, Manga kby 1 1 Portions
Kanuri, Tumari krt 1 1
Moore mos 1 0 Complete
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 NT
Tagdal tda 1 1
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Portions
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 NT
Tamajeq, Tayart thz 2 2 NT
Tasawaq twq 1 1
Tedaga tuq 1 1
Unknown xxx 1 1
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete
Totals: 31 36 28   8 12 19 24 4

RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
0.6 %
Ethnic Religions
5.0 %
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
29.2 %
Orthodox
0.4 %
Other Christian
8.4 %
Protestant
31.9 %
Roman Catholic
28.3 %
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 groups who live 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 number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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Niger Statistics
People Groups 36
Unreached People Groups 28  (77.8%)
Population 21,504,000
Population in Unreached 21,121,000  (98.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 438 to 493
Urbanization 18%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NG
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 26%
Estimated Illiterate Population 15,913,000
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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