Berber, Tekna in Western Sahara

Population

110,000

Christian

0.04%

Evangelical

0.00%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


Profile Source: Joshua Project


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 Western Sahara 110,000
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
Country Western Sahara
Continent Africa
Region Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window Yes

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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hassaniyya (Unknown) Tachelhit (Unknown)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hassaniyya Tachelhit
Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1906-1925)
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Category 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)
Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-05

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.96 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
75.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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