Bedouin, Arosien in Western Sahara

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






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Main Language



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  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-04
People Name General Bedouin, Arosien
People Name in Country Bedouin, Arosien
Population in Western Sahara 7,200
World Population 7,200
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Arosien, Bedouin
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Arab, Hassaniya
People Name General Bedouin, Arosien
Ethnic Code CMT30
People ID 10435
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hassaniyya (7,200)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hassaniyya 7,200
For Primary Language: Hassaniyya

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Hassaniyya Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Saharawi Network  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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