Berber, Atta in Morocco

Joshua Project has identified the Berber, Atta only in Morocco

Population

138,000

Christian

0.02%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


Introduction

Rather than calling themselves "Berbers," they refer to themselves by the name of their particular subgroup. Berbers also use the overarching term "Imazighen." The arrival of Arabs in Morocco in the seventh century resulted in the gradual conversion of some Berbers to Islam. It was not until the thirteenth century, however, with the arrival of large numbers of Arabs from the Middle East, that the majority of Berbers accepted Islam, learned the Arabic language, and were assimilated into Arab culture.


Ministry Obstacles

Morocco does not provide easy access for Christian influence.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio and television beamed to North Africa is very helpful. Materials distributed to North Africans on the docks of southern Europe find its way into the hands of many Berbers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those who are beginning to find Christ among the Berber communities, that the Lord will protect and nurture their faith, and that they will find each other in order to fellowship and grow together. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Berbers of Morocco will have access to the good news of Jesus in many forms, hearing clearly who He is, in their mother tongue.

Profile Source: Joshua Project

People Name General Berber, Atta
People Name in Country Berber, Atta
Population in Morocco 138,000
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Atta Berbe, Yahia
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Berber-Shilha
People Name General Berber, Atta
Ethnic Code CMT32b
Country Morocco
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Middle Atlas, High Atlas, east High Atlas Mountains. 1,200,000 in rural areas between Taza, Khemisset, Azilal, Errachidia; 100,000 outside language area
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamazight, Central Atlas (138,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamazight, Central Atlas 138,000
Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
0.02%    ( Evangelical  0.00% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.98%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
11.00%
Protestant
11.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
78.00%
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