Sokoto Fulani in Niger


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Introduction

The Sokoto Fulani, who are a subgroup of the greater Fulani tribe, are on the border of Niger and Nigeria. The Sokoto comprise the ruling class (Toroobe) as well as semi-nomadic shepherds (Bororo). The ruling class live in towns and cities, are educated, and fill leadership positions at the municipal and state level.


Ministry Obstacles

The Fulani believe that to be a Fulani is to be a Muslim. Many Fulani are revered teachers of Islam, who get much respect for their Islamic pedigree. Some are participating in jihads (holy wars) in an effort to eradicate Christian people from their midst, which adds a layer of enmity with believers.


Outreach Ideas

Polluted water is a problem for the Sokoto Fulani, who suffer from malaria and other water-carried diseases. Missionaries and engineers might be welcomed in their efforts to make water potable in overpopulated cities. Because many Sokoto Fulani are among the ruling class, they would be in a position to influence their constituency to consider the claims of Christ.


Prayer Focus

2 Timothy 2:21 says, "Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work." (ESV) Pray that the Sokoto Fulani would become "useful" to the one true Holy God.
Pray that this would be the decade when the Sokoto Fulani have an unstoppable movement to Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Fulani, Sokoto in Niger.


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

Additional Info
Fulani profile for Children and Family Missions Activities
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-01-10
Global Prayer Digest: 2009-02-24
Link Up Africa
People Name General Fulani, Sokoto
People Name in Country Fulani, Sokoto
Natural Name Sokoto Fulani
Pronunciation SOH-koh-toh foo-LAH-nee
Population this Country 751,000
Population all Countries 1,211,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 15
Alternate Names Wodaabe
People ID 19093
ROP3 Code 109381
Country Niger
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Niger
Region Africa, West and Central
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Map of Fulani, Sokoto in Niger
Primary Language Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (751,000 speakers)
Language Code fuq   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger (751,000 speakers)
Language Code fuq   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger

Primary Language:  Fulfulde, Central-Eastern Niger

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (2006)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2015)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
General Got Questions Ministry
Mobile App Download audio Bible app as APK file from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Fulfulde New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.90 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
31.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
34.0 %
Roman Catholic
35.0 %
Photo Source Dan Lundberg  Creative Commons 
Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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