Songhai, Humburi in Burkina Faso

Unreached of the Day  2/02/2018

Songhai, Humburi in Burkina Faso

The Songhai state has existed in one form or another for over a thousand years, and was a large African empire at one time. The first great king of Songhai was Sonni Ali. Ali was a Muslim like the Mali kings before him, but did not impose Islamic policy on non-Islamic peoples. Instead, he allowed and acknowledged the observance of traditional African religion and practices. Even though Islam introduced new elements to the Songhai culture, it left the underlying framework of custom and tradition virtually untouched.

Ministry Obstacles

The patriarchal society of the Songhai, along with its history, customs, and traditions, has been virtually untouched for centuries, eluding change and building barriers to Christian witness.

Outreach Ideas

Pray for a movement to Jesus to multiply among Songhai families and neighborhoods. Christian workers are needed to minister physically and materially to the Songhai, as well as spiritually. Bridges of trust and friendship are necessary.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the followers of Christ among the Songhai people, that they will find each other in order to fellowship together. Pray they will experience Christ's love that surpasses knowledge.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray the Songhai community will be able to provide for their families and for adequate rain, clean water and sufficient food. Pray for schooling for their children.

Scripture Focus

"The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever." Revelation 11:15



People Name Songhai, Humburi
Country Burkina Faso
10/40 Window Yes
Population 12,000
World Population 39,000
Language Songhay, Humburi Senni
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film No
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image