Berber, Tekna in Western Sahara






Largest Religion

Main Language



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  

Prayer Links
Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-05
People Name General Berber, Tekna
People Name in Country Berber, Tekna
Population in Western Sahara 111,000
World Population 688,000
Countries 2
Progress Scale 1.1
Least-Reached 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

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Enthologue Language Map

Languages & Dialects on file:  2  (up to 20 largest shown)
Hassaniyya Tachelhit
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Hassaniyya Tachelhit
For Primary Language: Tachelhit

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1906-1925)
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
God's Story Video Film / Video
Jesus Film: view in Tachelhit Film / Video
Magdalena (Jesus Film Project) Film / Video
Online New Testament (FCBH) Audio Recordings
Online Scripture (Talking Bibles) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.96 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
75.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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