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Republic of Niger


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Area: 1,186,408 sq km

Sahara desert in centre and north. Only the southwest and a narrow strip along the Nigerian border in the south are savannah grasslands.

Population: 15,891,482    Annual Growth: 3.94%

Capital: Niamey

Urbanites: 16.7%

HDI Rank: 182 of 182 (UN Human Development Reports 2009)


Peoples: 38 (76% unreached) All peoples
Unreached Peoples Prayer Card

Official language: French. Language of wider communication is Hausa    Languages: 21 All languages


Largest Religion: Muslim

Religion               Pop %Ann Gr


Answer to Prayer

The establishment of groups of believers among most of the peoples of Niger, including the Wodaabe/Bororo, Manga Kanuri, Zarma, Tuareg/Tamacheq, Songhai and others.

Challenge for Prayer

Christianity is growing, but more slowly than the population overall; the same applies for evangelicals, who remain a tiny minority. People are coming into the Kingdom in a trickle; pray for the trickle to turn into a torrent. Positively, many previously unreached people groups now have their first believers, and pastors, who converted from Islam themselves, lead the majority of congregations. But social and cultural pressure to remain in or revert to Islam prevents many, who would otherwise do so, from following Christ. Pray for a critical mass of open, practicing Christians that begins larger people movements to Christ.

     For an additional 6 Challenges for Prayer see Operation World book, CD-ROM, or DVD-ROM.

More Information

The Operation World book, CD-ROM, and DVD-ROM provide far more information and fuel for prayer for the people of Niger.