Berber, Tekna in Morocco



Population

569,000

Christian

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Introduction

The name Berber comes from an Arabic name for the aboriginal people west and south of Egypt. Berber is a generic name given to numerous ethnic groups who share similar cultural, political and economical practices. The arabization of the Berber people happened in three stages, the third stage taking place between the 15th and 17th centuries. Their main vocation is settled agriculture, not nomadic wanderings.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Christ causes a Berber to risk much. Losing one's place in family and society is not a trivial loss, and physical danger may be involved.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio broadcasts will be helpful in this remote region.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may presently be no followers of Christ among this Berber people group, but pray for those who will soon emerge. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray these Berber peoples will once again find the Christian faith of their forefathers of long ago.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Berber, Tekna
People Name in Country Berber, Tekna
Population in Morocco 569,000
World Population 679,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged or Unknown Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Saharawi, Sahrawi, Tekna Berber
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Berber-Shilha
People Name General Berber, Tekna
Ethnic Code CMT32g
People ID 15320
Country Morocco
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 44  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Southwest, coast south to Ifni, north to near Agadir, northeast to Marrakech outskirts, east to Draa, including Sous valley, and south near the border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tachelhit (569,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tachelhit 569,000
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1906-1925)
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Format Resource
Audio Recordings Global Recordings
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tachelhit
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
11.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
11.0 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
Photo Source: COMIBAM / Sepal  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more
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