Glst 500 Greached Community Group: Hausa?

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1 LIBERTY UNIVERSITY UNREACHED PEOPLE GROUP: HAUSA A RESEARCH PAPER SUBMITTED TO DR. BALLEW CHRISTOPHER GLST 500 GLOBAL STUDIES SURVEY BY EMMANUEL AIGBEDION LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA MAY 11, 2014 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS FIGURES …………………………………………………………………………………….....4 INTRODUCTION ………………………………………………………………………………3 HAUSA BACKGROUND INFORMATION…………………………………………………...3 History…… …………………………………………………………………………………4 Language ……..……………………………………………………………….…….………5 Culture ………………………………………………………………………………………5 Economy …………………………………………………………………………………....5 Religion ………………………………………………………………………………...........6 Family ……………………………………………………………………………….............6 SURVEY OF MISSIONS WORK ………………………………………………………..…...7 Brief History of Missions……………………...……………………………………………7…show more content…
Young Hausa boys and girls become engaged between the ages of 13 to 19 years old.12 The marriage ceremony usually last for several days. Hausa burial rite is usually carried out according to the Islamic burial ordinance.13The Hausa culture is also characterized by music, dance, local dramas, and storytelling.14 Economy The Hausa economy depends largely on agriculture and trade activity. According to Joshua Project, “Cocoa, peanuts, palm oil, cotton, and rubber are grown for sale or trade, while corn, rice, beans, and yams are grown for consumption. The farmers depend heavily on nearby cities for trade opportunities. Most of the villagers cannot survive solely as farmers or herdsmen, but must also hold factory jobs to adequately provide for their families.”15 The Hausa people…show more content…
However, Joshua Project Statistics show that 5% or less are professing Christians, and evangelicals are between 0.01% and 2% or less professing Christians.30 Challenges Islam has been deeply entrenched in the minds of virtually all the Hausa people since the 19th century and as a result, “Muslim beliefs as well as social pressures and persecution make it difficult for a Hausa person to leave Islam. The current political polarization between Muslims and Christians in Nigeria also make it difficult to accept Christ.”31 Operation World also report that “There is considerable opposition and trials in the three northern regions, often including bloody violent attacks.”32 As a result of this tension in the Hausa states, it is very challenging to preach the gospel and even profess faith in Christ. Further, the illiteracy rate among the Hausa people also pose a major challenge in communicating the gospel to them; only about 10% of the Hausa population are

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