Country: Niger

Number of People Groups

37

People Groups Unreached

29 (78.4%)

Progress Level

Progress Gauge

Total
Population

25,043,000

Population in Unreached

24,596,000 (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 10,000 33,743,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 1
 Americans, U.S. 1,100 193,332,000 English Christianity 78.00 % 28.00 % -
 Anglo-Canadian 1,100 16,635,000 English Christianity 74.00 % 7.00 % -
 Arab, Lebanese 7,700 7,268,000 Arabic, North Levantine Spoken Islam 32.00 % 0.50 % -
 Arab, Libyan 12,000 2,699,000 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.50 % 0.20 % 1
 Baggara, Shuwa Arab 12,000 3,870,000 Arabic, Chadian Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Bambara 52,000 6,574,000 Bamanankan Islam 4.00 % 1.80 % 1
 Daza 93,000 600,000 Dazaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Deaf 251,000 48,207,000 Language unknown Islam 0.33 % 5
 Dendi, Dandawa 137,000 415,000 Dendi Islam 0.10 % 0.03 % 3
 French 6,900 50,605,000 French Christianity 63.00 % 1.00 % -
 Fulani, Central-Eastern 751,000 784,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % 15
 Fulani, Western 1,204,000 2,515,000 Fulfulde, Western Niger Islam 0.02 % 0.01 % 24
 Fulani, Wodaabe 93,000 93,000 Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger Islam 1.50 % 1.30 % 2
Gourma 77,000 1,602,000 Gourmanchema Islam 30.00 % 7.00 % -
 Hausa 12,562,000 51,852,000 Hausa Islam 2.00 % 1.60 % 251
 Hausa, Maouri 906,000 906,000 Hausa Ethnic Religions 3.00 % 1.50 % 18
 Iberogen, Igdalen 65,000 65,000 Tagdal Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanembu 34,000 926,000 Kanembu Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % 1
 Kanuri, Bilma 42,000 42,000 Kanuri, Bilma Islam 2.40 % 2.40 % -
 Kanuri, Manga 694,000 1,092,000 Kanuri, Manga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 14
 Kanuri, Tumari 99,000 99,000 Kanuri, Tumari Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 2
 Kanuri, Yerwa 198,000 8,318,000 Kanuri, Yerwa Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 4
 Moor 26,000 4,617,000 Hassaniyya Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Mossi 233,000 12,799,000 Moore Islam 20.00 % 2.00 % -
 Songhai-Koyraboro 934,000 2,038,000 Songhay, Koyraboro Senni Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 19
 Tasawaq 21,000 21,000 Tasawaq Islam 0.40 % 0.00 % 1
Tetserret 2,300 2,300 Tetserret Islam 2.00 % 1.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Air 466,000 466,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 0.20 % 0.20 % 9
 Tuareg, Algerian 25,000 194,000 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 181,000 181,000 Tamajeq, Tayart Islam 1.00 % 0.80 % 4
 Tuareg, Tahaggart 50,000 145,000 Tamahaq, Tahaggart Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Tuareg, Tamajaq 1,116,000 1,604,000 Tamajaq, Tawallammat Islam 0.09 % 0.09 % 22
 Tubu, Teda 26,000 134,000 Tedaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % 1
 Yoruba 78,000 37,843,000 Yoruba Islam 20.00 % 7.50 % -
 Zarma 4,560,000 4,742,000 Zarma Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % 91
  Totals:  37 25,043,000         29 1.57 % 0.97 % 498 
  Unclassified / Other Individuals 88,000                
  UN Country Population (2021) 25,131,000                
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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 25,131,000

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Class Population % Popl % Hindu % Muslim % Christian % Buddhist % Sikh % Other
 
Forward Caste (FC) 289,990,000 1,158.0 % 97.3 % 0.0 % 1.1 % 0.1 % 0.0 % 1.5 %
 
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 774,293,000 3,091.9 % 70.2 % 24.9 % 1.7 % 0.1 % 2.3 % 0.8 %
 
Scheduled Caste (SC) 207,376,000 828.1 % 93.5 % 0.0 % 0.5 % 3.4 % 2.6 % 0.0 %
 
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 115,473,000 461.1 % 81.9 % 1.5 % 9.1 % 0.8 % 0.0 % 6.7 %
25,043,000
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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, Libyan Spoken ayl 1 1 Bible Portions
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 1 1 New Testament
Gourmanchema gux 1 0 Complete Bible
Hassaniyya mey 1 1 Bible Portions
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 Complete Bible
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 37 29   10 13 20 24 4

MAJOR RELIGIONS Percent
Buddhism
0.0 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.0 %)
1.6 %
Ethnic Religions
5.1 %
Hinduism
0.0 %
Islam
93.3 %
Non-Religious
0.0 %
Other / Small Religions
0.0 %
Unknown
0.0 %

CHRISTIAN SEGMENTS Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
32.5 %
Orthodox
0.2 %
Other Christian
9.4 %
Protestant
27.5 %
Roman Catholic
29.6 %
Notes:

Major Religions: Religion percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each religion, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total population to derive the religion's percentage.

Christianity Segments: Christian segment percentages are derived from summing Joshua Project's data for all the people groups who live in each country. The number of individuals who practice each segment of Christianity, by people group, are summed. This number is divided by the country's total number of Christians to derive the Christian segment's percentage.

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  • Church planting agencies in Niger
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Niger Statistics
People Groups 37
Unreached People Groups 29  (78.4%)
Population 25,043,000
Population Annual Growth Rate 4.1%
Population in Unreached 24,596,000  (98.2%)
Primary Religion Islam
Percent Christian Adherent 1.6%
Percent Evangelical 1.0%
Evangelical Annual Growth Rate 3.7%
Pioneer Workers Needed * 498
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 19%
Estimated Illiterate Population 20,285,000
Persecution Ranking Not ranked
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