Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

37

People Groups Unreached

29 (78.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

22,254,000

Population in Unreached

21,860,000 (98.2%)

Largest Religion

% Professing Christian

0.6%

% Evangelical

0.19%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Christian
Adherent
%
Evangelical
Est. Workers
Needed *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 287,000 31,892,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 6
 Americans, U.S. 1,000 190,342,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 1,000 17,819,000 English Christianity 74.00 % 7.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 6,800 11,718,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 11,000 2,767,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 11,000 3,636,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 46,000 5,918,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 % 1
Deaf 223,000 46,464,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 4
 Dendi, Dandawa 122,000 378,000 Dendi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 2
 French 6,100 50,089,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Sokoto 991,000 1,419,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 20
 Fulani, Western 722,000 722,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 14
 Fulani, Wodaabe 79,000 79,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 3.00 % 2.00 % 2
Gourma 66,000 1,475,000 Gourmanchema Islam 30.00 % 7.00 % -
 Hausa 10,486,000 44,177,000 Hausa Islam 0.10 % 0.05 % 210
 Hausa, Maouri 804,000 804,000 Hausa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 16
 Iberogen, Igdalen 53,000 53,000 Tagdal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanembu 30,000 801,000 Kanembu Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanuri, Bilma 37,000 37,000 Kanuri, Bilma Islam 2.40 % 2.40 % -
 Kanuri, Manga 617,000 986,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 12
 Kanuri, Tumari 88,000 88,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kanuri, Yerwa 176,000 7,692,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Moor 22,000 4,591,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mossi 207,000 11,383,000 Moore Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,126,000 1,732,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 23
 Tasawaq 18,000 18,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
Tetserret 2,000 2,000 Tetserret Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Air 413,000 413,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 8
 Tuareg, Algerian 22,000 194,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Arabized 459,000 459,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 9
 Tuareg, Asben 161,000 161,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 3
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 44,000 102,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 991,000 1,424,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 20
 Tubu, Daza 80,000 540,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Tubu, Teda 22,000 120,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yoruba 69,000 36,393,000 Yoruba Islam 20.00 % 7.50 % -
 Zarma 3,754,000 3,923,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 75
  Totals:  37 22,254,000       29   0.62 % 0.19 % 443 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 57,000                
  UN Country Population (2018) 22,311,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   22,254,000 37 29 78.4 % 21,860,000 98.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 286,412,000 1,287.0 % 96.9 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 2.0 %
 
Other Backward Caste (OBC) 738,622,000 3,319.1 % 71.2 % 24.0 % 1.4 % 0.3 % 2.6 % 0.6 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 209,251,000 940.3 % 93.7 % 0.0 % 1.9 % 2.9 % 1.4 % 0.2 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 113,546,000 510.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.3 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
22,254,000
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Language Code # Peoples
Primary
Language
# Unreached
Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 2 2 New Testament
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Dazaga dzg 1 1 Bible Portions
Dendi ddn 1 1 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger fuq 2 2 New Testament
Fulfulde, Western Niger fuh 1 1 New Testament
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1 Bible Portions
Hausa hau 2 2 Complete Bible
Kanembu kbl 1 1 New Testament
Kanuri, Bilma bms 1 0
Kanuri, Central knc 1 1 New Testament
Kanuri, Manga kby 1 1 New Testament
Kanuri, Tumari krt 1 1
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 New Testament
Tagdal tda 1 1
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 New Testament
Tamajeq, Tayart thz 2 2 New Testament
Tasawaq twq 1 1
Tedaga tuq 1 1
Tetserret tez 1 1
Unknown xxx 1 1
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 32 37 29   10 12 20 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
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
28.8 %
Orthodox
0.4 %
Other Christian
8.3 %
Protestant
31.5 %
Roman Catholic
28.6 %
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 37
Unreached People Groups 29  (78.4%)
Population 22,254,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Population in Unreached 21,860,000  (98.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 443
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 0.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 19%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NG
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 19%
Estimated Illiterate Population 18,025,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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