Manga Kanuri in Niger

Unreached of the Day  10/21/2021

Manga Kanuri in Niger

pronounced: MAHNG-ah kuh-NOO-ree

The Manga Kanuri are tall and dark, a stately, dignified people. They form a sub-group of the Kanuri people, which have practiced Islam for more than 1,000 years. During the region's three months of rain, these proud people struggle to raise enough food - mostly millet, sorghum, and peanuts - to feed their family and animals for the entire year. Many observers say the Kanuri people are closed to outside influences, especially the Gospel. However, Christian workers trying to reach the Manga Kanuri report they are friendly, helpful and open.

Ministry Obstacles

A one thousand year commitment to one religion means the religion is established as part of tribal identity, not easily changed.

Outreach Ideas

Christians need to assist this tribe with their material needs, being genuinely concerned with their needs.

Scripture Focus

"We are human, but we don’t wage war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments. We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ."  2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Scripture Prayer

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give new believers among today’s people group victory their spiritual battles.

Prayer Focus

Pray for the believers in Jesus among the Kanuri Manga, that the Lord will send pastors and teachers to them, and they will fellowship together. Pray they will be kind and compassionate to one another. Pray these people will be able to provide for their families, and will be able to send their children to school.



People Name Manga Kanuri
PronunciationMAHNG-ah kuh-NOO-ree
Country Niger
10/40 Window Yes
Population 669,000
World Population 1,057,000
Language Kanuri, Manga
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image