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.
Algeria does not provide a welcome to Christian workers, as such. Innovative ideas for access are needed.
Pray for the few existing believers to become mature in the faith, and be given a heart to share the Gospel message with their friends.
Pray for the few Christian believers among the Tuareg, that they will live exemplary lives and reveal the Lord's character through his Spirit.
Pray for improved living conditions for the Tuareg, and for good schools for their children so they can be well prepared to live in the 21st century.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2010-12-04|
|People Name General||Tuareg, Algerian|
|People Name in Country||Tuareg, Algerian|
|Population in Egypt||26,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|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|
|Region||Middle East and North Africa|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||17 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken (26,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||aao Ethnologue Listing|
|Other People Groups||Speaking Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken|
Primary Language: Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||New|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bibles Online|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (GRN)|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Algerian Saharan Spoken|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|