The Harratine of Morocco live in southern oasis towns at the very edges of the Sahara. However, they are said to originally come from further south, in sub-Saharan Africa. It is believed their ancestors were at one time captured and taken north by slave traders, but were abandoned in Morocco. These ancestors found small plots of land on which to settle near desert oasis. The people have found employment as day laborers and in various manual trades. The jewelry and adornment of Harratine women is bold, rich and colorful. Leather, shell, coins and glass are typical of the pieces worn by these ladies.
Access to the Moroccan Harratine people by outsiders would be challenging for more reasons than one.
Please pray for good quality Christian radio to be widely available throughout Morocco in many languages. Pray the language of the Harratine people will be included.
There are likely no followers of Jesus today among the Harratine people.
Pray the Harratine will be given a strong desire to find forgiveness for their sin and that at the proper time they will learn accurately of the savior, Jesus. Pray also for adequate rainfall, pure drinking water, and improved medical care for the people.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Harratine|
|People Name in Country||Harratine|
|Population in Morocco||55,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2 to 3|
|Unengaged||Yes (per Finishing the Task)|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Alternate Names||Black Berber, Ghomara Berber, Haratine|
|Region||Middle East and North Africa|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Widespread, south of Atlas Mountains, including Sahara port cities. Source: Ethnologue 2016|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (55,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ary Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Arabic, Moroccan Spoken|
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (1932-2012)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Audio Recordings||Online New Testament (FCBH)|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Arabic, Moroccan Spoken|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||God's Story Video|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Moroccan Spoken|
|Film / Video||Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Moroccan Standard Translation|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|