Hausa in Congo, Republic of the


Population
11,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Hausa people in Africa have been heavily involved in long distance trading for centuries. Traders exchanged gold from the Middle East for leather, crafts and food.


Where Are they Located?

Hausa people are prominent in Nigeria, but there are many of them in other African countries including Congo.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Today members of the Hausa community are highly trained, educated and assimilated into the political and social life. Some of the Hausas have become very rich. They are deeply involved in the politics of their communities.

Hausa buildings are characterized by the use of dry mud bricks in cubic structures, multi-storied buildings for the social elite, the use of parapets related to their military/fortress building past, and traditional white stucco and plaster for house fronts. At times the facades may be decorated with various abstract relief designs, sometimes painted in vivid colors to convey information about the occupant.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Hausa culture is strongly linked to Islam, which makes it difficult to reach this people group with the gospel. There has been intense persecution of the Christian Hausa.

Because Islam has been carried throughout West Africa by Hausa traders and priests, nearly everyone expects a Hausa to be Muslim. This could be one of the main reasons why the Hausa stay so resistant to the gospel and have difficulty leaving their Islamic faith.


What Are Their Needs?

Adequate Christian resources are available in the Hausa language, but they are still an unreached Muslim people group. The Hausa people need to see their critical need for the Savior, who loves them and desires a personal relationship with them. They need to see past their worldly success, and see that they will not be accepted by the creator of the universe except through His son, Jesus.


Prayer Points

* Pray that the Holy Spirit will allow circumstances into the lives of Hausa people in Congo that will point to their sinfulness and their need for the savior.
* Pray that they will see that their Islamic religion is not working.
* Pray that there will soon be a Disciple-Making movement among Hausa in Congo people that will spread throughout Africa.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12070/BN
https://www.britannica.com/topic/Hausa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hausa_people
http://www.everyculture.com/wc/Mauritania-to-Nigeria/Hausa.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-01-14
Link Up Africa
People Name General Hausa
People Name in Country Hausa
Population in Congo, Republic of the 11,000
World Population 43,089,800
Total Countries 16
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Adarawa, Adarawa Hausa, Arawa, Arewa, Fellata, Hausa Ajami, Hausa Fulani, Hausawa, Kurfei, Maguzawa, North Hausa, Soudie, Tazarawa
People ID 12070
ROP3 Code 103733

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Hausa
Language Code hau   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hausa
Primary Language Hausa
Language Code hau   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Hausa

Primary Language:  Hausa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1857-1988)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1880-1965)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1932-2004)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon National Bible Societies
Forum of Bible Agencies World Bible Finder
Gospel Go World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Hausa
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Mohammed (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video Walk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Got Questions Ministry
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hausa Bible
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter OneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Islam
Religion Subdivision: Sunni
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.04 %)
0.09 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.91 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
40.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
25.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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