Berber, Tekna in Morocco


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction

The name Berber comes from an Arabic name for the aboriginal people west and south of Egypt. Berber is a generic name given to numerous ethnic groups who share similar cultural, political and economical practices. The arabization of the Berber people happened in three stages, the third stage taking place between the 15th and 17th centuries. Their main vocation is settled agriculture, not nomadic wanderings.


Ministry Obstacles

To follow Christ causes a Berber to risk much. Losing one's place in family and society is not a trivial loss, and physical danger may be involved.


Outreach Ideas

Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of this people group. Gospel radio broadcasts will be helpful in this remote region.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may presently be no followers of Christ within this Berber people group, but pray for those who will soon develop. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances.


Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray these Berber peoples will once again find the Christian faith of their forefathers of long ago.


Scripture Prayers for the Berber, Tekna in Morocco.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Berber, Tekna
People Name in Country Berber, Tekna
Pronunciation BURR-burr, TEK-nah
World Population 732,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 12
Alternate Names Saharawi; Sahrawi; Tekna Berber
People ID 15320
ROP3 Code 109923
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Souss-Massa-Drâa, Guelmim-Es Semara, Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz, and Tadla-Azilal regions: coast south to Ifni, north to near Agadir, northeast to Marrakech outskirts, east to Drâa, including Sous valley, and south near the border.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 35  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Souss-Massa-Drâa, Guelmim-Es Semara, Marrakesh-Tensift-Al Haouz, and Tadla-Azilal regions: coast south to Ifni, north to near Agadir, northeast to Marrakech outskirts, east to Drâa, including Sous valley, and south near the border..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Tachelhit (617,000 speakers)
Language Code shi   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tachelhit (617,000 speakers)
Language Code shi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tachelhit

Primary Language:  Tachelhit

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1906-1925)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (2010)
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Online Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Tachelhit
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video The Savior 2 - Jesus' Baptism
Film / Video The Savior 3 - Woman at the Well
Film / Video The Savior 8 - Jesus is Risen
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.01 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
11.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
11.0 %
Roman Catholic
78.0 %
Photo Source COMIBAM / Sepal 
Map Source Bryan Nicholson / cartoMission  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more