Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

38

People Groups Unreached

30 (78.9%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

26,121,000

Population in Unreached

25,654,000 (98.2%)

Largest Religion

% Christian Adherent

1.57%

% Evangelical

0.97%

Evangelical Annual Growth Rate

3.7%
Map Notes
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Photo People Group Population
this Country
Global
Population
Indigenous Primary Language Primary Religion Progress
Scale
% Christian
Adherent
% Evangelical Est. Workers
Needed *
 Algerian, Arabic-speaking 11,000 36,188,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 1,200 195,898,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 1,200 16,862,000 English Christianity 74.00 % 7.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 8,000 6,472,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 13,000 2,711,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 13,000 4,096,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 54,000 7,095,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Daza 97,000 628,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Deaf 262,000 49,091,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 5
 Dendi, Dandawa 143,000 444,000 Dendi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 3
 French 7,200 50,354,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Central-Eastern 783,000 815,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 16
 Fulani, West Niger 626,000 626,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 13
 Fulani, Western 633,000 2,016,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 13
 Fulani, Wodaabe 97,000 97,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.50 % 1.30 % 2
 Gourma 81,000 1,686,000 Gourmanchema Islam 30.00 % 7.00 % -
 Hausa 13,100,000 53,725,000 Hausa Islam 2.00 % 1.60 % 262
 Hausa, Maouri 944,000 944,000 Hausa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 19
 Iberogen, Igdalen 68,000 68,000 Tagdal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanembu 35,000 969,000 Kanembu Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanuri, Bilma 44,000 44,000 Kanuri, Bilma Islam 2.40 % 2.40 % -
 Kanuri, Manga 724,000 1,136,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 14
 Kanuri, Tumari 103,000 103,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kanuri, Yerwa 207,000 8,606,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Moor 27,000 4,591,000 Arabic, Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mossi 243,000 13,417,000 Moore Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 974,000 2,168,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 19
 Tasawaq 22,000 22,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
 Tetserret 2,400 2,400 Tetserret Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Air 486,000 486,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 10
 Tuareg, Algerian 26,000 135,000 Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Arabized 16,000 16,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Asben 189,000 189,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 4
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 52,000 147,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 1,164,000 1,691,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 23
 Tubu, Teda 27,000 140,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yoruba 81,000 39,043,000 Yoruba Islam 20.00 % 7.50 % -
 Zarma 4,756,000 4,945,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 95
  Totals:  38 26,121,000         30 1.57 % 0.97 % 519 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 87,000                
  UN Country Population (2022) 26,208,000                

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Province Estimated
Population
Agadez 649,000
Diffa 792,000
Dosso 2,846,000
Maradi 4,860,000
Niamey 1,163,000
Tahoua 4,596,000
Tillabéry 3,802,000
Zinder 5,016,000
Provinces:  8 23,724,000
UN Country Population 26,208,000
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Language Code # Peoples
w/ this Primary
Language
# Unreached
w/ this Primary
Language
Scripture
Status
NT Text
Online
NT Audio
Online
Jesus Film
Online
Audio
Recordings
Online
Gospel
Tract
Online
Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken aao 1 1 Bible Portions
Arabic, Algerian Spoken arq 2 2 New Testament
Arabic, Chadian Spoken shu 1 1 Complete Bible
Arabic, Hassaniyya mey 1 1 New Testament
Arabic, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1 Unspecified
Arabic, North Levantine Spoken apc 1 0 Bible Portions
Bamanankan bam 1 1 Complete Bible
Dazaga dzg 1 1 Bible Portions
Dendi ddn 1 1 New Testament
English eng 2 0 Complete Bible
French fra 1 0 Complete Bible
Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger fuq 2 2 New Testament
Fulfulde, Western Niger fuh 2 2 New Testament
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete Bible
Hausa hau 2 2 Complete Bible
Kanembu kbl 1 1 Bible Portions
Kanuri, Bilma bms 1 0 Translation Needed
Kanuri, Manga kby 1 1 Bible Portions
Kanuri, Tumari krt 1 1 Translation Needed
Kanuri, Yerwa knc 1 1 New Testament
Moore mos 1 0 Complete Bible
Songhay, Koyraboro Senni ses 1 1 New Testament
Tagdal tda 1 1 Translation Started
Tamahaq, Tahaggart thv 1 1 Bible Portions
Tamajaq, Tawallammat ttq 1 1 New Testament
Tamajeq, Tayart thz 2 2 New Testament
Tasawaq twq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tedaga tuq 1 1 Translation Needed
Tetserret tez 1 1 Translation Needed
Unknown xxx 1 1 Unspecified
Yoruba yor 1 0 Complete Bible
Zarma dje 1 1 Complete Bible
Totals: 32 38 30   10 20 20 24 10
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Niger Statistics
People Groups 38
Unreached People Groups 30  (78.9%)
Population 26,121,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Population in Unreached 25,654,000  (98.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.6%
Percent Evangelical 1.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 519
Country Progress Level 1
Urbanization 16%
Continent Africa
Region Africa, West and Central
10/40 Window Yes
Country Code NG
Official Language(s) French
Literacy Rate 35%
Estimated Illiterate Population 16,979,000
Persecution Ranking 33 (1=Highest) Open Doors
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