Western Fulani in Niger

Unreached of the Day  10/20/2021

Western Fulani in Niger

pronounced: foo-LAH-nee

The Fulani in western Niger are descendants of clans that originated either in northern Senegal or Macina (Mali). There are vestiges of various castes among some Fulani groups. Some are nobles, some religious teachers, some come from the class of tradesmen and diplomats, and some are herders, hunters or blacksmiths. Fulani culture places a high value on self-control and on a certain stoicism which does not allow any demonstration of weakness. Their customs have changed little in hundreds of years, and they desire to maintain their traditional culture. The Western Fulani are expected to follow a code of high moral behavior. They are overwhelmingly Muslim; however, their traditional pre-Islamic rituals and beliefs are still followed today.

Ministry Obstacles

The Fulani are a dominant group in west Africa, strongly Muslim for generations, and they are committed to retain their religion.

Outreach Ideas

Workers should emphasize the person of Jesus as they talk to the Fulani. Jesus is an honored prophet in Islam. Muslims need to learn more about Jesus as the Son of God.

Scripture Focus

"Therefore let it be known to you that this salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles; they will listen."  Acts 28:28

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people group to hear and to accept the message of God’s salvation.

Prayer Focus

The Lord is moving among Fulani peoples, and there are a few followers of Jesus among the Western Fulani of Niger. Please pray helpers will be sent to them so they will become firmly established as strong followers of Jesus Christ. Pray they will be zealous to know and follow Christ. Please pray for pure drinking water for the Fulani of Niger, and for improved medical care.

People Name Western Fulani
Country Niger
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,204,000
World Population 1,204,000
Language Fulfulde, Western Niger
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image