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.
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.
Gospel radio broadcasts will be helpful in this remote region.
There may presently be no followers of Christ among this Berber people group, but pray for those who will soon emerge. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances.
Pray these Berber peoples will once again find the Christian faith of their forefathers of long ago.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-05|
|People Name General||Berber, Tekna|
|People Name in Country||Berber, Tekna|
|Population in Western Sahara||116,000|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||3 to 4|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Alternate Names||Saharawi, Sahrawi, Tekna Berber|
|Language Code||shi Ethnologue Listing|
|Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
|People Groups||Speaking Tachelhit|
Primary Language: Tachelhit
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2010)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum of Bible Agencies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent *|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|