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.
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. 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.
* 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|
|Population this Country||500|
|Population all Countries||28,862,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|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|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (500 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)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|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||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|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.70 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|