Berber, Warain in Morocco

Joshua Project has identified the Berber, Warain only in Morocco






Largest Religion

Main Language



The name Berber comes from an Arabic name for the aboriginal people west and south of Egypt. Contrary to the romantic, popular image that portrays Berbers as nomadic people who cross the desert on camels, their main activity is sedentary agriculture. Nowadays, besides the traditional means of living, there is a new element which is part of the economy of Berber families, namely income from the large number of immigrants in Europe, especially in France.

Ministry Obstacles

Morocco is closed to Christian missionaries. Creative approaches to ministering to the Berbers are required.

Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio and recordings, and the Jesus film are available in the language of the Berbers. Literature and Scripture are often made available on the docks of southern Europe as these people who work in Europe go home for holidays.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are few if any believers among the Warain Berbers at present, but pray for those who will become believers. Pray that Christ may dwell in their hearts through faith.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray that the Berbers, mainly Christian before the 7th century, will once again know and follow Christ the Savior.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Berber, Warain
People Name in Country Berber, Warain
Population in Morocco 301,000
World Population 301,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Warain Berber
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Berber-Shilha
People Name General Berber, Warain
Ethnic Code CMT32b
People ID 10805
Country Morocco
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
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.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamazight, Central Atlas (301,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamazight, Central Atlas 301,000
For Primary Language: Tamazight, Central Atlas

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1919-1981)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Tamazight, Central Atlas Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online Scripture / Portions, NT Audio Recordings
Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.99 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
11.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
11.0 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Joshua Project / Global Mapping International  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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