Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

37

People Groups Unreached

29 (78.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

23,250,000

Population in Unreached

22,839,000 (98.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.5%

% Evangelical

0.92%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 300,000 32,644,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 6
 Americans, U.S. 1,000 191,659,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 1,000 17,027,000 English Christianity 74.00 % 7.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 7,100 8,992,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 12,000 2,860,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 12,000 3,770,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 48,000 6,082,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Daza 84,000 562,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
Deaf 233,000 46,963,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 5
 Dendi, Dandawa 127,000 391,000 Dendi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 3
 French 6,400 50,163,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Sokoto 1,035,000 1,473,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 21
 Fulani, Western 754,000 754,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 15
 Fulani, Wodaabe 83,000 83,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.50 % 1.30 % 2
Gourma 69,000 1,513,000 Gourmanchema Islam 30.00 % 7.00 % -
 Hausa 10,956,000 48,208,000 Hausa Islam 2.00 % 1.60 % 219
 Hausa, Maouri 840,000 840,000 Hausa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 17
 Iberogen, Igdalen 55,000 55,000 Tagdal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanembu 31,000 832,000 Kanembu Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanuri, Bilma 39,000 39,000 Kanuri, Bilma Islam 2.40 % 2.40 % -
 Kanuri, Manga 644,000 1,022,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Kanuri, Tumari 92,000 92,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kanuri, Yerwa 184,000 7,902,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Moor 23,000 4,594,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mossi 216,000 11,717,000 Moore Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,176,000 1,799,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 24
 Tasawaq 18,000 18,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
Tetserret 2,100 2,100 Tetserret Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Air 432,000 432,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 9
 Tuareg, Algerian 23,000 199,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Arabized 480,000 480,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 10
 Tuareg, Asben 168,000 168,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 3
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 46,000 110,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 1,035,000 1,479,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.01 % 0.00 % 21
 Tubu, Teda 23,000 125,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yoruba 72,000 35,896,000 Yoruba Islam 20.00 % 7.50 % -
 Zarma 3,922,000 4,096,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 78
  Totals:  37 23,250,000         29 1.50 % 0.92 % 465 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 61,000                
  UN Country Population (2019) 23,311,000                

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State Population People Groups Unreached
Groups
% Unreached
Peoples
Population
in Unreached
% Population
Unreached
Districts
Country:   23,250,000 37 29 78.4 % 22,839,000 98.2 % 0

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,167,000 1,243.7 % 97.4 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.0 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 753,926,000 3,242.7 % 70.9 % 24.0 % 1.7 % 0.2 % 2.5 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 200,921,000 864.2 % 94.4 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 2.8 % 2.3 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 116,285,000 500.2 % 81.8 % 1.5 % 9.2 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
23,250,000
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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 Translation Needed
Kanuri, Manga kby 1 1 New Testament
Kanuri, Tumari krt 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanuri, Yerwa knc 1 1 New Testament
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 New Testament
Tagdal tda 1 1 Translation Started
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 Translation Needed
Tedaga tuq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tetserret tez 1 1 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 32 37 29   10 12 20 24 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.9 %)
1.5 %
Ethnic Religions
5.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
93.5 %
Non-Religious
0.1 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
32.5 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
9.3 %
Protestant
27.6 %
Roman Catholic
29.5 %
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.

Networking Possibilities

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Niger Statistics
People Groups 37
Unreached People Groups 29  (78.4%)
Population 23,250,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Population in Unreached 22,839,000  (98.2%)
Pioneer Workers Needed * 465
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.5%
Percent Evangelical 0.9%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 16%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NG
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 19%
Estimated Illiterate Population 18,833,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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* An estimate of the number of pioneer workers needed for initial church planting among unreached people groups. Estimates are calculated only for unreached people groups and are based on ratio of 1 worker for every 50,000 individuals living in an unreached people group. Some workers may already be onsite. The country estimate is a summation of the unreached people group estimates. Many more workers are needed beyond this initial estimate.