Niger



NIGERIENS … 157
TUAREG … 164

The people of Niger are called Nigeriens. The Hausa are the largest ethnic group living in Niger, forming 53 percent of the total population. To learn more about the Hausa read the chapter on Nigeria in this volume. The Djerma-Songhai, the second-largest group, make up 22 percent of the population. Nomadic livestock-raising peoples include the Fulani, or Peul (10 percent), the Tuareg (10 percent), and the Kanuri (4 percent). For more information on the Fulani, see the chapter on Guinea in Volume 4.

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