Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

30 (78.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

28,145,000

Population in Unreached

27,643,000 (98.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.57%

% Evangelical

0.97%

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
 Mossi 262,000 14,096,000 Moore Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 1,050,000 2,316,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 21
 Tasawaq 23,000 23,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Tetserret 2,600 2,600 Tetserret Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Air 523,000 523,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 10
 Tuareg, Algerian 28,000 141,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Islam ☀︎ 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Arabized 18,000 18,000 Arabic, Algerian Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Asben 204,000 204,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 4
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 56,000 153,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 1,254,000 1,747,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam ☀︎ 0.09 % 0.09 % 25
 Tubu, Teda 30,000 149,000 Tedaga Islam ☀︎ 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yoruba 87,000 40,859,000 Yoruba Islam 20.00 % 7.50 % -
 Zarma 5,124,000 5,322,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 102
  Totals:  38 28,145,000         30 1.57 % 0.97 % 556 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 94,000                
  UN Country Population (2024) 28,239,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Agadez 742,000
Diffa 905,000
Dosso 3,253,000
Maradi 5,554,000
Niamey 1,329,000
Tahoua 5,252,000
Tillabéry 4,345,000
Zinder 5,733,000
Provinces:  8 27,113,000
UN Country Population 28,239,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
YouVersion
Bible
Resources
Faith Comes
By Hearing
Bible Resources
Jesus Film
Online
Global
Recordings
Resources
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian arq 2 2 New Testament
Arabic, Algerian Saharan aao 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Chadian shu 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Levantine apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Arabic, Libyan ayl 1 1 Unspecified
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Dazaga dzg 1 1 Bible Portions
Dendi (Benin) 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 2 2 New Testament
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1 New Testament
Hausa hau 2 2 Complete Bible
Kanembu kbl 1 1 Bible Portions
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 Unspecified
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 38 30   15 20 21 24 10
Networking Possibilities

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  • Church planting agencies in Niger
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  • Business as mission
  • Christian literature distribution
  • Evangelism agencies
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Niger Statistics
People Groups 38
Unreached People Groups 30  (78.9%)
Population 28,145,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Population in Unreached 27,643,000  (98.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.6%
Percent Evangelical 1.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 556
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 35%
Estimated Illiterate Population 18,294,000
Persecution Ranking 27 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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