Awjilah in Libya

The Awjilah have only been reported in Libya
Population
2,000
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

Awjila is an oasis town in the Al Wahat District in the Cyrenaica region of northeastern Libya, on the east-west caravan route between Egypt and Tripoli. This oasis is mentioned by Herodotus (c. 484 – 425 BC). The people of the oasis are mainly Berber. They cultivate small gardens using water from deep wells, and the dates they raise are well known for their high quality. From the Arab conquest in the 7th century, Islam has played an important role in the community. The Great Mosque of Atiq is the oldest masjed (mosque) in the Sahara with a unique style of architecture. The people are shifting from the Awjilah language to Arabic.


Ministry Obstacles

Access to this desert oasis is not easy, and the people have been Muslim for 1300 years.


Outreach Ideas

Please pray for the Imams as they study the Koran. Pray the Lord will reveal himself to them in powerful ways, leading them to understand and believe that Isa Jesus is truly deity, the Son of God.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are no known followers of Jesus among the Awjilah people at this time.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for peace throughout Libya, and for a stable and effective government.


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People Name General Awjilah
People Name in Country Awjilah
Population in Libya 2,000
World Population 2,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Awjilah Berber, Wadshili
People ID 10510
ROP3 Code 100652
Country Libya
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Wahat district: east, Cyrenaica.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Libya
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Wahat district: east, Cyrenaica..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Awjilah (2,000 speakers)
Language Code auj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Awjilah
Primary Language Awjilah (2,000 speakers)
Language Code auj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Awjilah

Primary Language:  Awjilah

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Translation Need Questionable
Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
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Map Source Wikipedia  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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