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Hausa in Gabon

Hausa

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
13,000 Hausa Islam 0.50 % 0.10 %   

Hausa in Gabon

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Introduction / History
By 1500, Islam had been introduced to the Hausa by traders. Many of the urban Hausa embraced it right away, in hopes of enhancing their businesses. However, the villagers were not as receptive to this new religion.

In the "holy wars" of 1804 and 1808, the Hausa were conquered by the Fulani, their strongly Islamic neighbors. They were made slaves until the early 1900s. At that time, many of the villagers were either forced or bribed into becoming Muslim. They adopted some of Islam's basic outward behaviors and rituals, but did not "sell out" as many of the urban Hausa did. For that reason, many of the rural Hausa today are only superficially Muslim.

Where are they located?
The Hausa are the largest ethnic group in West Africa. Thirty percent of all Hausa can be found in the north and northwest regions of Nigeria, an area known as "Hausaland." Hausa communities can also be found in other West African nations such as Chad, Ghana, the Ivory Coast, Togo, Benin, and Gabon.

What are their lives like?
prosperous than other peoples in Africa. Hausa buildings are characterized by the use of dry mud bricks in cubic structures, multi-storied buildings for the social elite, the use of parapets related to their military/fortress building past, and traditional white stucco and plaster for house fronts. At times the facades may be decorated with various abstract relief designs, sometimes painted in vivid colors to convey information about the occupant.

What are their beliefs?
Hausa people have been Sunni Muslims for hundreds of years, though some came to Islam under duress. Some are committed to the geo-political, religious system we call Islam, which others are not serious about it.

What are their needs?
Adequate Christian resources are available in the Hausa language; but they are still an unreached Muslim people group. The Hausa people need to see their critical need for the savior, who loves them and desires a personal relationship with them. They need to see past their worldly success, and see that they will not be accepted by the creator of the universe except through His son, Jesus.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Holy Spirit will allow circumstances into the lives of these people that will point to their sinfulness and their need for the savior.
* Pray that they will see that their Islamic religion is not working.
* Pray for a spiritual hunger among Hausa people in Gabon that will lead them to seek and find answers from Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a powerful Disciple-Making movement to emerge among Hausa people everywhere.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12070/BN
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12070/NI
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hausa_people

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Country: Gabon
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Hausa
People Name General: Hausa
Alternate People Names:
AdarawaAdarawa Hausa
ArawaArewa
FellataHausa Ajami
Hausa FulaniHausawa
KurfeiMaguzawa
North HausaSoudie
Tazarawa
ROP3 Code: 103733
Joshua Project People ID: 12070
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 13,000
Population all Countries: 43,090,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan Peoples
People Cluster: Hausa
People Name General: Hausa
Ethnic Code: NAB60a
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Language
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Primary Language: Hausa
Language Code (ISO): hau    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.50 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.50 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant30.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic70.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1857-1988
New Testament:
1880-1965Audio
Complete Bible: 1932-2004
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Hausa
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMohammed (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JFP)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralFour Spiritual Laws
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Text / Printed MatterBible: Hausa Bible
Text / Printed MatterFathers Love Letter
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Hausa in Gabon

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      Hausa Gabon    
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