For detailed information on the Primary and Secondary Cultural Characteristics, go here.
- Stats for Niger
Top 25 Stats
Gospel Visits to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 160.86% (16th); Gospel Decisions to Non-Evangelicals with Internet- 16.93% (15th).
Fastest Growing Religion
Human Development Index
Hausa (43.2%); Songhai (29.3%); Fulbe/Fulani (10.4%); Tuareg/ Tamacheq (9%); Kanuri-Saharan (4.8%); Other Sub-Saharan African (1.7%); Arab (1.4%).
One of the world’s poorest nations; People mainly live on subsistence agriculture and ranching. Droughts and locust plagues cause a lot of problems; Country is dependent on foreign aid. Niger is the world's fourth-ranking producer of uranium.
History / Politics
Dominated for centuries by Tuareg and then French colonial rule (1921-1960). Intermittent democracy, military coups, and Tuareg insurgency have occurred since 1960.
Nation is now more open for evangelism. Pressure to stay in Islam is intense, and new believers need fellowship with others. Missionary work in healthcare, education, and development has helped earn respect from others.
Pray for continued openness for the Gospel; Pray for more missionaries coming to this area. Pray for girls, who often receive no schooling.