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Niger People

    Population: 9,962,242 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 48% (male 2,445,536; female 2,346,844)
    15-64 years: 50% (male 2,421,971; female 2,518,248)
    65 years and over: 2% (male 121,253; female 108,390) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 2.95% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 52.31 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 22.78 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.96 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 1.12 male(s)/female
    total population: 1 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 112.79 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 41.96 years
    male: 42.22 years
    female: 41.7 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 7.24 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Nigerien(s)
    adjective: Nigerien

    Ethnic groups: Hausa 56%, Djerma 22%, Fula 8.5%, Tuareg 8%, Beri Beri (Kanouri) 4.3%, Arab, Toubou, and Gourmantche 1.2%, about 1,200 French expatriates

    Religions: Muslim 80%, remainder indigenous beliefs and Christians

    Languages: French (official), Hausa, Djerma

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 13.6%
    male: 20.9%
    female: 6.6% (1995 est.)

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