Tuareg, Asben in Niger

Joshua Project has identified the Tuareg, Asben only in Niger

Population

124,000

Christian

1.0%

Evangelical

0.80%

Largest Religion

Main Language

Progress


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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.

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Country Niger
Continent Africa
Region West and Central Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Location in Country Central, Agadez area
People Group Map Tuareg, Asben in Niger PDF Version



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People Name General Tuareg, Asben
People Name in Country Tuareg, Asben
ROP3 Code 100549
Joshua Project People ID 19419
Indigenous Yes
Population in Niger 124,000
Least-Reached Yes
Alternate Names for People Group
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Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Tamajeq, Tayart 124,392
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Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Tuareg
People Name General Tuareg, Asben
Ethnic Code CMT32h
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Largest Religion Islam
Buddhism
0.00%
Christianity
1.0%    ( Evangelical  0.80% )
Ethnic Religions
0.00%
Hinduism
0.00%
Islam
99.00%
Non-Religious
0.00%
Other / Small
0.00%
Unknown
0.00%
Christian Segments
Anglican
0.00%
Independent
35.00%
Protestant
35.00%
Orthodox
0.00%
Other Christian
0.00%
Roman Catholic
30.00%
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Map Source: Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission
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