Izarguien in Western Sahara


Population
33,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Izarguien are Saharan Arabs, a sub-group of the Tekna tribe. They adhere to the Maliki branch of Sunni Islam. The Tekna is a tribal confederation of Berber and Arab origins in southern Morocco and parts of northern Western Sahara. The Tekna tribes speak the Hassaniya Arabic and Berber Tamazight languages. Their traditional lifestyle was partly nomadic, based on camel and goat herding, and partly sedentary, controlling important routes of the Saharan caravan trade.


Ministry Obstacles

Western Sahara is not hospitable to visitors. The partially nomadic tribes are often reluctant to trust outsiders.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio broadcasts may bear fruit among the tribes of the Sahara. Much prayer is needed for the preparation of these broadcasts, and for hearts to be prepared to hear and believe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There quite likely isn't a single follower of Christ among the Izarguien tribe. However, pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be firmly grounded on the truths of Scripture, not mixing the grace offered through Christ with the religion of good works. Pray they will understand the priority of living a life obedient to Christ, as an expression of thanksgiving.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Izarguien tribe, living in a harsh and dangerous environment, to be able to provide adequately for their needs. Pray for the widow, the orphan, and the elderly to be cared for. Pray these people will be able to adjust to the changing requirements of the modern era.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-06
People Name General Izarguien
People Name in Country Izarguien
Population in Western Sahara 33,000
World Population 50,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names Aita, Foikat
People ID 12303

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Enthologue Language Map


Primary Language: Hassaniyya (33,000 speakers)
Language Code: mey   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Hassaniyya (33,000 speakers)
Language Code: mey   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Hassaniyya

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

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
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 Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Saharawi Network  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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