Izarguien in Morocco


Population
17,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction

The Izarguien are Saharan Arabs, a sub-group of the Tekna tribe. They adhere to the Maliki branch of Sunni Islam. The Tekna is a tribal confederation of Berber and Arab origins in southern Morocco and parts of northern Western Sahara. The Tekna tribes speak the Hassaniya Arabic and Berber Tamazight languages. Their traditional lifestyle was partly nomadic, based on camel and goat herding, and partly sedentary, controlling important routes of the Saharan caravan trade.


Ministry Obstacles

Western Sahara is not hospitable to visitors. The partially nomadic tribes are often reluctant to trust outsiders.


Outreach Ideas

Gospel radio broadcasts may bear fruit among the tribes of the Sahara. Much prayer is needed for the preparation of these broadcasts, and for hearts to be prepared to hear and believe.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There quite likely isn't a single follower of Christ among the Izarguien tribe. However, pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be firmly grounded on the truths of Scripture, not mixing the grace offered through Christ with the religion of good works. Pray they will understand the priority of living a life obedient to Christ, as an expression of thanksgiving.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Izarguien tribe, living in a harsh and dangerous environment, to be able to provide adequately for their needs. Pray for the widow, the orphan, and the elderly to be cared for. Pray these people will be able to adjust to the changing requirements of the modern era.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Izarguien
People Name in Country Izarguien
Population in Morocco 17,000
World Population 52,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Least-Reached Yes
Unengaged Yes (per Finishing the Task)
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Aita, Foikat
People ID 12303
ROP3 Code 104134
Country Morocco
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread, south of Atlas Mountains, including Sahara port cities.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Morocco
Region Middle East and North Africa
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Widespread, south of Atlas Mountains, including Sahara port cities..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (17,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ary   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (17,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ary   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1902-1952)
New Testament Yes   (1932-2012)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
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World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
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)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Moroccan Standard Translation
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
Photo Source: Saharawi Network  
Profile Source: Joshua Project  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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