Hausa in Niger

Unreached of the Day  4/25/2021

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 would be trained to engage their families and community in discovering and experiencing God's blessing through sharing and discussing Bible stories.

Scripture Focus

"Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back to folly."  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.



People Name Hausa
PronunciationHOW-suh
Country Niger
10/40 Window Yes
Population 12,562,000
World Population 51,752,100
Language Hausa
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Complete
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image