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    Niger People - 1991
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    SOURCE: 1991 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Population: 8,154,145 (July 1991), growth rate 3.4% (1991)

      Birth rate: 50 births/1,000 population (1991)

      Death rate: 16 deaths/1,000 population (1991)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1991)

      Infant mortality rate: 129 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)

      Life expectancy at birth: 49 years male, 53 years female (1991)

      Total fertility rate: 7.0 children born/woman (1991)

      Nationality: noun--Nigerien(s) adjective--Nigerien

      Ethnic divisions: Hausa 56%; Djerma 22%; Fula 8.5%; Tuareg 8%; Beri Beri (Kanouri) 4.3%; Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche 1.2%; about 4,000 French expatriates

      Religion: Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christians

      Language: French (official); Hausa, Djerma

      Literacy: 28% (male 40%, female 17%) age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

      Labor force: 2,500,000 wage earners (1982); agriculture 90%, industry and commerce 6%, government 4%; 51% of population of working age (1985)

      Organized labor: negligible

      NOTE: The information regarding Niger on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Niger People 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Niger People 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.



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