People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Nigerian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 242,205

ROP3 Code: 107319
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Hausa
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Nigeria

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Majority Located Where

  Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX - 18,500

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 15,755

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 13,200

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 9,500

  Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD - 8,500

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Brief Profile

Nigerians originated from Nigeria, one of the most populated countries in the world where one in four people residing in the continent of Africa are Nigerian.

Nigeria is a country with varying languages and customs of over 500 different people groups. A few of the largest people groups are the Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo and Fulani.

Although they speak their own distinct people group language, the English language is the lingua franca of Nigerians.

Nigerians are also a religiously diverse peoples, with some adhering to Islam and and others being Christians. Nigerians are nearly equally divided into Christians and Muslims, with a small minority of adherents of animism and other religions.

A large percentage of Nigerians in North America are Christian Protestants with a minority being Roman Catholics.

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Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Nigerians will live a life on mission sharing boldly the message of Christ.
  • Pray evangelical Nigerians will grow strong in their faith in Jesus Christ.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Online Talking Bible - English
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX18,500
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON15,755
United StatesKellerDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX13,200
United StatesBolingbrookChicago-Naperville-ElginIL9,500
United StatesPikesvilleBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD8,500
United StatesMinneapolisMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN4,306
United StatesCoronaRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA3,035
United StatesWestamptonPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonNJ2,902
United StatesInksterDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI2,736
United StatesCouplandAustin-Round RockTX2,300
United StatesSpeedwayIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN2,096
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC1,675
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI1,420
United StatesRaleighRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC1,363
United StatesEdmondOklahoma CityOK1,229
United StatesValricoTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL1,157
United StatesChandlerPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,127
United StatesNorfolkVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA1,074
United StatesRiverdaleAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,000
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO985
United StatesMilwMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI894
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA857
United StatesBallwinSt. LouisMO838
United StatesAuroraDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO831
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA821
United StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH749
United StatesSouth WindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT716
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX682