PEID: 43750

ROP: 116587

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Affinity Group: Deaf Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Deaf Peoples

People Cluster: Deaf

Language: French Sign Language - (fsl)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Niger

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Population: 237,000

Global Population: 237,000

PEID: 43750

ROP: 116587

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Deaf Nigeriens of Niger, numbering 237,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Deaf people cluster within the Deaf Peoples affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Niger. Their primary language is French Sign Language. The primary religion practiced by the Deaf Nigeriens is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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