The ancestors of the Moroccan Arabs originated in the Arabian Desert. From there, they gradually migrated into northern Africa. Over the centuries, the Arabs have become somewhat intermingled with the Berbers, and this has influenced their way of life. Nevertheless, the two groups have remained distinct. There is, however, a Moroccan diaspora; some of them live in Andorra.
Life for Moroccan Arabs centers on important ceremonies, such as birth, marriage, and death. A boy also celebrates his first haircut and circumcision. The most elaborate of all ceremonies is the wedding. To preserve their people, Moroccan Arabs only marry those inside their own group. This is difficult for a people with such a small population in Andorra.
Maintaining their identity while being surrounded by European culture is very important to many Moroccan Arabs.
Virtually all Moroccan Arabs in this region are Muslim. They adhere to the Koran and observe the five basic "pillars" of Islam, which include affirming that there is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his prophet; praying five times a day while facing Mecca; giving alms generously; fasting during Ramadan, the ninth month of the Muslim year; and trying to make at least one pilgrimage to Mecca.
Few Moroccan Arabs in this region are Christ followers. They are in need of continuous prayer in order to break the strongholds that are keeping them bound.
Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among Moroccan sin Andorra. Pray for the Lord to use anointed believers to introduce them to the only Savior. Pray for a movement to Christ among Moroccan Arabs.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Moroccan in Andorra.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arab, Moroccan|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Moroccan|
|Natural Name||Moroccan Arab|
|Alternate Names||Arabized Berber; Jemmari; Maghreb Arab; Maghrebi Arab; Maghrib Arab; Moroccan Arab; Moroccan Arab-Berber; Moroccan Arabized Berber|
|Population this Country||600|
|Population all Countries||29,810,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Arab, Moroccan|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (600 speakers)|
|Language Code||ary Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2012)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online||Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||One Story|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Moroccan Spoken||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|