Tuareg, Arabized in Niger

Joshua Project has identified the Tuareg, Arabized only in Niger






Largest Religion

Main Language



"Arabized" Tuareg are those who have adopted the Arabic language as their own. At least to this extent, they have become a part of Arab culture. Before French colonization, the Tuareg were organized into loose confederations, each consisting of a dozen or so tribes. Following the independence of African countries in the 1960s, Tuareg territory was artificially divided into modern nations: Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya, and Burkina Faso. Each Tuareg clan is made up of several family groups, led by their collective chiefs.

Ministry Obstacles

The Tuareg tribes have strong tribal identity, and Islam is part of that self-identification.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps African believers will be burdened to carry the message of Christ to the Tuareg tribes. Pray that tribal animosities will be overcome.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the followers of Jesus that will soon come forth from the Tuareg tribes: that the Lord will send qualified pastors and teachers, that they will be zealous to follow Christ, and they will live holy lives in the power of the Lord's Spirit.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Tuareg tribes of Africa, that they will increasingly desire to know Jesus, the Son of God, deity. Pray He will reveal himself to them, and will send Christians to help them.

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People Name General Tuareg, Arabized
People Name in Country Tuareg, Arabized
Population in Niger 401,000
World Population 401,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Asben Tuareg, Kel Air
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Tuareg
People Name General Tuareg, Arabized
Ethnic Code CMT32h
People ID 10449
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Arabic, Algerian Spoken (401,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Arabic, Algerian Spoken 401,000
For Primary Language: Arabic, Algerian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1872-1964)
New Testament Yes   (1965)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Algerian Arabic Language Film Film / Video
Arabic Bibles Online Audio Recordings
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Algerian Spoken Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project) Film / Video
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: International Mission Board-SBC   Copyrighted ©   Used with permission
Map Source: Joshua Project  
Video Source: Create International
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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