Arabic-speaking Moroccan in Andorra


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Introduction / History

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.


What Are Their Lives Like?

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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

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.


What Are Their Needs?

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. Prayer ItemsPray 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.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Andorra.

Most Indians came to Spain and Andorra from Africa while some migrated from India, Japan and South East Asia. They speak Hindi, Sindhi, Punjabi, Spanish and English. Some are Hindus and some are Sikhs. After World War Two, Sindhi traders and shop owners did well in Las Palmas, the Canary Islands and Tenerife because of restrictions on Spain. They traded with North Africa from Las Palmas. The next movement of Indians going to Spain and Andorra was from Equatorial Guinea which was a Spanish colony in Africa. When importing became freer in the 1980s, business activity moved to Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
People Name in Country Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
Natural Name Arabic-speaking Moroccan
Pronunciation moh-RAH-kuhn
Population this Country 500
Population all Countries 28,862,000
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Arabized Berber; Jemmari; Maghreb Arab; Maghrebi Arab; Maghrib Arab; Moroccan Arab; Moroccan Arab-Berber; Moroccan Arabized Berber
People ID 13819
ROP3 Code 106804
Country Andorra
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Andorra
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (500 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (500 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Moroccan Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Moroccan Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1902-1952)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2012)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
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 LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Moroccan Standard Translation
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.70 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
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 Pixabay  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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