Tuareg, Asben in Niger

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Tuareg, Asben
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People Name: Tuareg, Asben
Country: Niger
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 168,000
World Population: 168,000
Primary Language: Tamajeq, Tayart
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 1.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: No
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Tuareg
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

Introduction

The Tuareg are a Berber people, with the name "Tuareg" coming from the Berber name for a Libyan province. They have been a largely nomadic people, occuping large areas of desert and the Sahel. Each Tuareg clan is made up of several family groups, led by their collective chief. In Tuareg society women do not traditionally wear the veil, whereas men do. The veil is often blue in color. Tuareg women have great freedom and participate in family and tribal decisions. They have been Muslim for generations, but have preserved many pre-Islamic traditions.

Ministry Obstacles

Access to the Tuareg is somewhat limited, both by the terrain and by the strongly held Muslim beliefs of the people.

Outreach Ideas

The New Testament and Gospel recordings are available in the language of this tribe. Pray for Christian radio to also be made available to the remote areas occupied by the Tuareg.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There may be a few followers of Jesus among the Asben Tuareg. Pray for these people, and for others who will soon join them. They will need to be instructed in the Christian faith and protected from discouragement and sinful behavior.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Tuareg tribes will have adequate rainfall for their herds and crops. Pray for peaceful relations with neighboring tribes, and with the governments of Niger and Mali.

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