People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Hausa Muslim (Nigerien) of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 6,000

ROP3 Code: 103733
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Hausa
Language: Hausa - (hau)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Niger

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.

Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 3,000

  Greensboro-High Point, NC - 2,200

  Ottawa–Gatineau, ON - 350

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 100

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Brief Profile

The Hausa Muslim are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa. They are a diverse but religiously homogeneous people based primarily upon their common adherence to Islam. They predominantly come from Niger but also from Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Chad, Togo, Ghana, Sudan, and Gabon.

They speak Hausa, which has more first-language speakers than any other language in Sub-Saharan Africa. A large and growing printed literature in Hausa exists including novels, poetry, plays, instruction in Islamic practice, books on development issues, newspapers, news magazines, and technical academic works.

Traditionally, Hausa Muslim lived in small villages or towns in Africa, where they grew crops, raised livestock including cattle and engaged in trade.

Hausa are Sunni Muslim, who hold that the Islamic prophet Muhammad's first Caliph was his father-in-law Abu Bakr.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for God to reveal to Hausa that they can personally know not only the ultimate Creator God but also the intimate God as revealed through Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for evangelicals to become aware and make friends with Hausa in other to share they Jesus is their intimate, close, personal Savior for all daily affairs and needs.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

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.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.

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 - Hausa
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 StatesBronxNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY3,000
United StatesGreensboroGreensboro-High PointNC2,200
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX100