Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

36

People Groups Unreached

28 (77.8%)

Total Population

20,521,000

Unreached Population

20,153,000 (98.2%)

% Professing Christian

0.6%

% Evangelical

0.19 %

Largest Religion

Literacy Rate

26 %

10/40 Window

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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Progress
Scale
Primary Religion % Professing
Christian
%
Evangelical
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 269,000 34,046,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Americans, U.S. 900 188,897,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 %
 Anglo-Canadian 900 16,306,000 English Christianity 74.00 % 7.00 %
 Arab, Lebanese 6,400 11,260,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 %
 Arab, Libyan 10,000 2,674,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 %
 Arab, Shuwa, Baggara 10,000 3,182,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Bambara 43,000 5,530,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 %
Deaf Unknown Unknown Language unknown Islam 0.50 % 0.40 %
 Dendi 114,000 323,000 Dendi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 %
 French 4,300 49,469,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 %
 Fulani, Sokoto 929,000 1,342,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Fulani, Western 677,000 677,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.02 % 0.01 %
Fulani, Wodaabe 74,000 74,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 3.00 % 2.00 %
Gourma 62,000 1,377,000 Gourmanchema Islam 30.00 % 7.00 %
 Hausa 9,534,000 40,039,000 Hausa Islam 0.10 % 0.05 %
 Hausa, Maouri 754,000 754,000 Hausa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 %
 Iberogen 52,000 52,000 Tagdal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanembu 28,000 763,000 Kanembu Islam 0.02 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Bilma 35,000 35,000 Kanuri, Bilma Islam 2.40 % 2.40 %
 Kanuri, Manga 578,000 934,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Tumari 83,000 83,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Kanuri, Yerwa 165,000 7,427,000 Kanuri, Central Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Moor 21,000 7,263,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Mossi, Moore 194,000 10,389,000 Moore Islam 20.00 % 2.00 %
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,056,000 2,009,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
 Tasawaq 17,000 17,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.40 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Air 388,000 388,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.20 % 0.20 %
 Tuareg, Algerian 21,000 186,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Arabized 431,000 431,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Asben 151,000 151,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 %
 Tuareg, Hoggar 41,000 97,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 929,000 1,375,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.01 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Daza 75,000 410,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Tubu, Teda 21,000 149,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %
 Yoruba 65,000 33,832,000 Yoruba Islam 20.00 % 7.50 %
 Zarma 3,681,000 3,845,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 %
  Totals:  36 20,521,000       28   0.62 % 0.19 %
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 194,000              
  UN Country Population (2016) 20,715,000              
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RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.2 %)
0.6 %
Ethnic Religions
5.0 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
94.4 %
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 20,521,000
Population in Unreached 20,153,000  (98.2%)
Urbanization 18%
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NG
Official National Language French
Literacy Rate 26%
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Professing Christian 0.6%
Percent Evangelical 0.2%
Country Progress Level 1
Persecution Ranking 49 (1=High to 50=Low OD)
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