Duwai in Nigeria

Unreached of the Day  8/12/2021

Duwai in Nigeria

How would it feel to be part of the Duwai people—a small ethnolinguistic group in northeast Nigeria with no resources or group members to reveal God's saving love? The Duwai live mainly in Nigeria's Yobe State. They have been Muslim since the 11th century, though their Islam is mixed with African traditional religions. They dwell in harsh, hot conditions, with some residing in remote places.

Ministry Obstacles

The Duwai language contains no Christian resources—no Bible portions, JESUS Film or gospel recordings. It is possible there are no Duwai believers. Nigerian missionary efforts have been rejected, and a Duwai who accepts Christian literature may be persecuted.

Outreach Ideas

Nigerian missionaries, along with those equipped from Western countries, need to persevere in attempts to pray for and reach out to the Duwai people. Bible translation is a high priority, along with producing other Christian materials in a form that speaks to the oral Duwai culture.

Scripture Focus

"I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean from all your uncleannesses, and from all your idols I will cleanse you. And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh."  Ezekiel 36:25-27

Scripture Prayer

Pray for this people group to find spiritual cleansing in Jesus Christ.

Prayer Focus

Pray for effective production and distribution of Scripture and other Christian materials in the Duwai language. Pray that the God of the impossible would prepare Duwai hearts to receive Christ. Pray for ongoing intercession from Nigerian churches. Pray anointed witnesses would continue to reach out to Duwai families and community leaders. Pray for a harvest of souls and disciples leading to a Disciple Making Movement to transform and bless Nigeria's Duwai people.



People Name Duwai
Pronunciationdoo-WYE
Country Nigeria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 21,000
World Population 21,000
Language Duwai
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Translation Needed
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings No
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image