Duwai in Nigeria

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People Name: Duwai
Country: Nigeria
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 20,000
World Population: 20,000
Primary Language: Duwai
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: Translation Needed
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: No
People Cluster: Chadic
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
Progress Level:


The Duwai language is related to Hausa, the dominant language of northern Nigeria. A close linguistic relative of Duwai is Bade, which is spoken to the west of Duwai. Some of the Duwai people live in remote locations with primitive living conditions. Most live in Dapchi LGA in Yobe State, northeast of the town of Gashua. The religion of the people is Islam, mixed with African Traditional Religions. There are no known Duwai Christians, even though Nigerian missionaries have labored in their area.

Ministry Obstacles

No scripture or Christian resources of any kind have been reported in the Duwai language.

Outreach Ideas

Pray that Nigerian and Western missionaries will persevere as they strive to take the Gospel to the peoples of northern Nigeria. Pray for their protection and encouragement.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Please pray for scripture and other resources to soon become available in the Duwai language, and that these resources will be made available to the people.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Please pray that Muslim extremists such as Boko Haram will not be successful in recruiting from the Duwai people or from their neighbors.

Text Source:   Joshua Project