There are many Tuareg subgroups, including the Air Tuareg, named after their homeland in the Air Mountains. This area is part of the Sahel Desert, but the location is relatively wet, with enough water to sustain small herds. Though the Tuareg are known for being fierce desert warriors, the Air Tuareg hold a public festival which they open to outsiders. The festival features cultural events, camel rides and a market for locally made goods.
The Air Tuareg are a proud people. It will be hard for them to humbly accept that they are sinners in desperate need of a savior.
Christ followers can take gospel recordings and Bible portions to the Air Tuareg people during their festivals. It would be helpful if these people spoke French since that is a key trade language in Niger.
Pray the festivals would flourish and become a means for outsiders to take Christian materials to the Air Tuareg people in Niger. Pray for the Lord to speak to Air Tuareg decision makers through dreams and visions. Pray for spiritual humility and a desire to come close to the Holy One.
Scripture Prayers for the Tuareg, Air in Niger.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2009-02-23|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2015-02-09|
|Tuareg profile for Children and Family Missions Activities|
|People Name General||Tuareg, Air|
|People Name in Country||Tuareg, Air|
|Natural Name||Air Tuareg|
|Alternate Names||Air; Air Tuareg; Tuareg|
|Population this Country||504,000|
|Population all Countries||504,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||10|
|Region||Africa, West and Central|
|Persecution Rank||28 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Location in Country||Central, Agadez area Source: Ethnologue 2010|
|Primary Language||Tamajeq, Tayart (504,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||thz Ethnologue Listing|
|Dialect Code||3477 Global Recordings Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Tamajeq, Tayart
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1990-2003)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|General||NT in print and audio||General / Other|