Yerwa Kanuri in Cameroon

Unreached of the Day  5/22/2021

Yerwa Kanuri in Cameroon

Kanuri people are tall, with a stately, dignified appearance. This signifies their pride and appreciation for their past as rulers, as well as their present position of leadership and influence. Most Kanuri people are farmers; however, they usually practice some other occupations. Some are craftsmen and merchants during the dry season.

Ministry Obstacles

Kanuri villages contain a local school and mosque. Attached to the mosque are smaller schools for religious teachings. From an early age, Kanuri children are taught Islamic doctrines that leave no room for a victorious resurrected Savior.

Outreach Ideas

Towns serve as local markets and administrative centers for the Kanuri. These locations may be the only possibilities for direct contact with Kanuri people to hear and accept the gospel.

Scripture Focus

"This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it."  Psalm 118:24

Scripture Prayer

Praise the Lord that you have the privilege of praying for others to rejoice in Him.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Kanuri people in Cameroon would discover the Living Lord through all available sources from radio, internet and personal contacts with Christ followers. Pray that a discipleship movement would develop among these people for whom Lord Jesus laid down his life.



People Name Yerwa Kanuri
PronunciationYUR-wa kuh-NOO-ree
Country Cameroon
10/40 Window No
Population 171,000
World Population 8,318,000
Language Kanuri, Yerwa
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT Yes
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image