Berber, Tekna in Western Sahara


Population
116,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

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

Gospel radio broadcasts will be helpful in this remote region.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

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 for the Entire People Group

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


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Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-05
People Name General Berber, Tekna
People Name in Country Berber, Tekna
Population in Western Sahara 116,000
World Population 709,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Saharawi, Sahrawi, Tekna Berber
People ID 15320

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Tachelhit   People group listing
Language Code: shi   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Hassaniyya
Primary Language: Tachelhit   People group listing
Language Code: shi   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 2
Secondary Languages:
Hassaniyya
Primary Language: Tachelhit

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1906-1925)
New Testament Yes   (2010)
Complete Bible No
Audio Bible Online
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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)
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.04 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.96 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
75.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
25.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
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Profile Source: Joshua Project  
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