Bedouin, Arosien in Western Sahara

Joshua Project has identified the Bedouin, Arosien only in Western Sahara

Population

7,510

Christian

0.00%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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The Saharan Bedouin have long been nomads, but in recent years have become more settled. Early converts to Islam came from Bedouin tribes, and Sunni Islam is embedded and deeply rooted in Bedouin culture. Prayer is an integral part of Bedouin life. As there are no formal mosques in the desert, they pray where they are, facing the Ka'aba in Mecca. Bedouins are suspicious and alert, not revealing much about their personal background.

Ministry Obstacles

Western Sahara is difficult for outsiders to enter, especially for any kind of Christian ministry. Also, the Bedouin will likely be suspicious of the intentions of workers.


Outreach Ideas

Much sustained prayer is needed to prepare the Bedouin to receive the good news of Christ. Christian radio can penetrate the remote regions of the Sahara, as prayer continues.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are likely no followers of Jesus among the Arosien Bedouin, but pray for those the Lord will soon lead to himself. Pray they will be sent disciplers and teachers to help them grow spiritually.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Bedouin will be given a growing desire to find forgiveness for their sin, and will yearn to know a loving God.

Profile Source: Joshua Project
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Country Western Sahara
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country
People Group Map Bedouin, Arosien in Western Sahara PDF Version



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People Name General Bedouin, Arosien
People Name in Country Bedouin, Arosien
ROP3 Code 100525
Joshua Project People ID 10435
Indigenous Yes
Population in Western Sahara 7,510
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group Arosien, Bedouin,
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hassaniyya 7,500
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Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Arab, Hassaniya
People Name General Bedouin, Arosien
Ethnic Code CMT30
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.00%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
100.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
0.00%
Protestant
0.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
0.00%
Photo Source: Saharawi Network
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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