Kanuri, Tumari in Niger

Joshua Project has identified the Kanuri, Tumari only in Niger
Population
83,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Kanuri became Muslims in the 11th century. The people are intensely proud of their ancient tradition of Islamic statehood. The traditional Kanuri dress consists of large robe-type garments that are worn with turbans or brightly embroidered caps. Social organization emphasizes the importance of the nuclear family and the supreme authority of the father. The greater the number in a household, the more prestige the family head is given. The divorce rate among the Kanuri is extremely high, with eight out of ten marriages ending in divorce.


Ministry Obstacles

The Kanuri people have been strong adherents of their current religion for generations. Change of religion requires change of worldview, and this is difficult. The entire country of Niger is strongly Muslim.


Outreach Ideas

No Christian resources are known to be available in the language of the Tumari Kanuri. Much prayer is needed for the creation of resources, and to prepare the people for the Gospel message.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are probably no followers of Christ today among this people. Please pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself, that the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers for them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray that all Kanuri tribes will be given an increasing desire to know Isa (Jesus) as the Koran is read in the mosque. Pray for spiritual hunger.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  
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People Name General Kanuri, Tumari
People Name in Country Kanuri, Tumari
Population in Niger 83,000
World Population 83,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Beriberi, Kanembu, Tumari Kanuri
People ID 12508
ROP3 Code 104604
Country Niger
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tumari in N'guigmi; dialects in neighboring villages   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country Niger
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Tumari in N'guigmi; dialects in neighboring villages.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Primary Language Kanuri, Tumari
Language Code krt   Ethnologue Listing
Written Unknown
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
Hausa
People Groups Speaking Kanuri, Tumari
Primary Language Kanuri, Tumari
Language Code krt   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 2
Secondary Languages
  Hausa
People Groups Speaking Kanuri, Tumari

Primary Language:  Kanuri, Tumari

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source International Mission Board-SBC   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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