Hausa, Maouri in Niger

Joshua Project has identified the Hausa, Maouri only in Niger
Population
754,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Maouri are considered to be a subgroup of the large Hausa people group of western Africa. They speak both the Hausa language and the Zarma (or Djerma) language. The Maouri were colonized by European powers, and their lands were traded back and forth between the French and English under treaties established in 1890 and 1906. The French are said to have been especially brutal in their administration of these colonies. The Maouri established two capitals, in Matankari and Lougou, with religious authority based in Bagaji.

The Maouri are traders and farmers, and have a reputation of being an industrious people.


Where Are they Located?

They are concentrated around the Maouri valley of the Niger River, extending from Matankari, near Niamey, to Gaya.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Maouri resisted conversion to Islam during the Fulani jihads of the early 19th century, and have continued to resist the advance of Islam in their region. This in spite of the fact the Hausa people have been strongly Muslim for many years. They are mostly animistic, although there are growing numbers of both Muslims and some Christians.


Prayer Points

* Please pray the Maouri people will continue to resist the advance of Islam.
* Both the Hausa and Zarma languages have the full Bible available, and there are many good resources available in these languages. Pray for workers to carry these resources to the people.
* Pray the Maouri people will be given a growing dissatisfaction with their interest in fetishes, and will begin to hunger to know the living God through his Son, Jesus Christ. Pray the Lord will open their minds and that the Holy Spirit will fill their minds with Truth; Jesus is Truth.
* Pray for good schools to be available, and for parents to understand the importance of a good education for their children.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maouri_people


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Hausa, Maouri
People Name in Country Hausa, Maouri
Population in Niger 754,000
World Population 754,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Adarawa, Arawa, Maouri, Mauri
People ID 13593
Country Niger
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Around the Maouri valley of the Niger River, extending from Matankari, near Niamey, to Gaya   Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maouri_people
Country Niger
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 49  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Around the Maouri valley of the Niger River, extending from Matankari, near Niamey, to Gaya.   Source:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maouri_people

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Hausa   People group listing
Language Code: hau   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Zarma
Primary Language: Hausa   People group listing
Language Code: hau   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Zarma
Primary Language: Hausa

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1857-1988)
New Testament Yes   (1880-1965)
Complete Bible Yes   (1932-2004)
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
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-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Hausa Bible
Text / Printed Matter Fathers Love Letter
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.50 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
77.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
20.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
25.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
10.0 %
Protestant
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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