Algerian Tuareg in Egypt


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Introduction / History

The Tuareg are descended from Berbers in the region that is now Libya, and also from ancient Saharan peoples. Following the independence of African countries in the 1960s, Tuareg territory was artificially divided into modern nations: Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya, and Burkina Faso. The Tuareg adopted camel nomadism, along with its distinctive form of social organization, from camel-herding Arabs about two thousand years ago. Most of the Algerian Tuareg live in the southeastern part of Algeria, but some live further south in Niger. A small number are in Egypt.


What Are Their Lives Like?

For most Algerian Tuareg in Egypt, if there weren't tents available, there would be no homes at all. Camels are the center of their economic activity and lifestyle. They provide milk, meat, hair for textiles and clothing, as well as muscle for moving equipment and heavy loads. This has been their routine for 2,000 years since the camel was introduced by the Arabs. Tuaregs are known to enjoy a cup of hot, strong, sweet tea, particularly while visiting with foreigners who come to experience their homeland.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Algerian Tuaregs are Sunni Muslims who believe that the supreme God, Allah, spoke through his prophet, Mohammed, and taught mankind how to live a righteous life through the Koran and the Hadith. To live a righteous life, you must utter the Shahada (a statement of faith), pray five times a day facing Mecca, fast from sunup to sundown during the month of Ramadan, give alms to the poor, and make a pilgrimage to Mecca if you have the means. Muslims are prohibited from drinking alcohol, eating pork, gambling, stealing, slandering, and making idols. They gather for corporate prayer on Friday afternoons at a mosque, their place of worship. The two main holidays for Sunni Muslims are Eid al Fitr, the breaking of the monthly fast and Eid al Adha, the celebration of Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son to Allah. Sunni religious practices are staid and simple. They believe that Allah has pre-determined our fates; they minimize free will. In most of the Muslim world, people depend on the spirit world for their daily needs since they regard Allah as too distant. Allah may determine their eternal salvation, but the spirits determine how well we live in our daily lives. For that reason, they must appease the spirits. They often use charms and amulets to help them with spiritual forces.


What Are Their Needs?

Algerian Tuareg people have few if any chances to hear and respond to the life-changing gospel. Someone will have to go to them and remain with them through any trouble that can come their way.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Lord to give the Algerian Tuareg a sense of spiritual need. Pray for the Lord to thrust out workers to the Algerian Tuareg people in Egypt. Pray for the Lord to demonstrate his love and power by providing for Algerian Tuareg families. Pray for Algerian Tuareg disciple to make more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Tuareg, Algerian in Egypt.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Tuareg, Algerian
People Name in Country Tuareg, Algerian
Natural Name Algerian Tuareg
Pronunciation al-JEER-ee-uhn TWA-reg
Alternate Names Algerian Saharan Spoken; Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken; Arabized Tuareg; Arab-Speaking; Aruat; Asben Tuareg; Chaamba Bedouin; Laguat Bedouin; Nail Bedouin; Shaanba; Tamanrasset Tuareg; Tuareg Arab-Speaking; Uled Nail
Population this Country 35,000
Population all Countries 141,000
Total Countries 3
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 15226
ROP3 Code 109776
ROP25 Code 308321
ROP25 Name Tuareg
Country Egypt
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Egypt
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 38  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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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 %
Primary Language Arabic, Algerian Saharan (35,000 speakers)
Language Code aao   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Algerian Saharan (35,000 speakers)
Language Code aao   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Algerian Saharan

Primary Language:  Arabic, Algerian Saharan

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1992)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken Jesus Film Project
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Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
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