Tuareg, Asben in Niger

Joshua Project has identified the Tuareg, Asben only in Niger





Largest Religion

Main Language



The Tuareg are a Berber people, with the name "Tuareg" coming from the Berber name for a Libyan province. They have been a largely nomadic people, occuping large areas of desert and the Sahel. Each Tuareg clan is made up of several family groups, led by their collective chief. In Tuareg society women do not traditionally wear the veil, whereas men do. The veil is often blue in color. Tuareg women have great freedom and participate in family and tribal decisions. They have been Muslim for generations, but have preserved many pre-Islamic traditions.

Ministry Obstacles

Access to the Tuareg is somewhat limited, both by the terrain and by the strongly held Muslim beliefs of the people.

Outreach Ideas

The New Testament and Gospel recordings are available in the language of this tribe. Pray for Christian radio to also be made available to the remote areas occupied by the Tuareg.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a few followers of Jesus among the Asben Tuareg. Pray for these people, and for others who will soon join them. They will need to be instructed in the Christian faith and protected from discouragement and sinful behavior.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Tuareg tribes will have adequate rainfall for their herds and crops. Pray for peaceful relations with neighboring tribes, and with the governments of Niger and Mali.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

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Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-10
People Name General Tuareg, Asben
People Name in Country Tuareg, Asben
Population in Niger 140,000
World Population 140,000
Countries 1
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Tuareg
People Name General Tuareg, Asben
Ethnic Code CMT32h
People ID 19419
Country Niger
Region West and Central Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Central, Agadez area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Tamajeq, Tayart (140,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamajeq, Tayart 140,000
For Primary Language: Tamajeq, Tayart

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1934-1998)
New Testament Yes   (1990)
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
99.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
35.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
35.0 %
Roman Catholic
30.0 %
Photo Source: Link Up Africa  
Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more

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