Berber, Atta in Morocco

The Berber, Atta have only been reported in Morocco
Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Rather than calling themselves "Berbers," they refer to themselves by the name of their particular subgroup. Berbers also use the overarching term "Imazighen." The arrival of Arabs in Morocco in the seventh century resulted in the gradual conversion of some Berbers to Islam. It was not until the thirteenth century, however, with the arrival of large numbers of Arabs from the Middle East, that the majority of Berbers accepted Islam, learned the Arabic language, and were assimilated into Arab culture.


Ministry Obstacles

Morocco does not provide easy access for Christian influence.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio and television beamed to North Africa is very helpful. Materials distributed to North Africans on the docks of southern Europe find its way into the hands of many Berbers.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for those who are beginning to find Christ among the Berber communities, that the Lord will protect and nurture their faith, and that they will find each other in order to fellowship and grow together. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Berbers of Morocco will have access to the good news of Jesus in many forms, hearing clearly who He is, in their mother tongue.


Scripture Prayers for the Berber, Atta in Morocco.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Berber, Atta
People Name in Country Berber, Atta
World Population 150,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 3
Alternate Names Atta Berbe, Yahia
People ID 10482
ROP3 Code 100606
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially Middle and east High Atlas Mountains, adjacent valleys to Taza, Rabat area; 1,200,000 in rural areas between Taza, Khemisset, Azilal, Errachidia; 100,000 outside the language area.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Widespread, especially Middle and east High Atlas Mountains, adjacent valleys to Taza, Rabat area; 1,200,000 in rural areas between Taza, Khemisset, Azilal, Errachidia; 100,000 outside the language area..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tamazight, Central Atlas (150,000 speakers)
Language Code tzm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tamazight, Central Atlas (150,000 speakers)
Language Code tzm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tamazight, Central Atlas

Primary Language:  Tamazight, Central Atlas

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1919-2011)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture / Portions, NT
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tamazight, Central Atlas
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.02 %)
0.02 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.98 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
11.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
11.0 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source People Group Location / Map Design by Joshua Project. Other map data / geography from GMI.  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more