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Hausa in Niger

Hausa in Niger
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Hausa in Niger

The Hausa is the largest ethnic group in Niger and one of the most influential groups in West Africa. Nearly one out of every two Nigeriens is Hausa. The majority have been Sunni Muslim since the 11th century. In addition to Islam, many continue to practice their traditional religion, called Maguzawa, especially in remote locations. Hausa Muslims are known for being hospitable to strangers. In the Hausa language, one word, bako, is used to define both "guest" and "stranger".

Ministry Obstacles

Long-held traditional beliefs present a challenge to the spread of the gospel among the Hausa. Additionally, the perception that Christianity breaks up families and promotes many social problems is a serious obstacle to Hausa families and communities humbly accepting God's blessing for their families through Jesus.

Outreach Ideas

There are a number of Hausa believers. Pray that they will be trained to engage their families and community in discovering and experiencing God's blessing through sharing and discussing Bible stories.

Scripture Focus

"I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways."  Psalm 85:8

Scripture Prayer

Pray that those who follow the Lord among this people group will never return to their old ways.

Prayer Focus

Pray for Hausa believers to be obedient to the call to make Jesus known. Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Hausa families and communities.

Hausa in Niger

People Name: Hausa
Country: Niger
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 12,100,000
World Population: 50,313,000
Language: Hausa
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherent: 2.0%
Evangelical: 1.6%
Bible: Complete
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
Status: Unreached
Progress Level:
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