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Algerian, Arabic-speaking in Czechia

Algerian, Arabic-speaking

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 0.30 % 0.20 % Not available   

Algerian, Arabic-speaking in Czechia

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Introduction / History
Today, the vast region of Northern Africa is predominantly inhabited by Arab Muslims. However, this was not always the case. The territory was once dominated by the Berbers, a non-Arab people who were at one time mostly marginal Christians. The Berbers successfully withstood numerous invasions before finally being overrun by Arabs.

Beginning in the seventh century, Arab invasions caused many non-Islamic tribes, including the Berbers, to be displaced. The Berbers were particularly affected by the mass immigrations of Arab Bedouins in the eleventh century. At that time, some of the Berbers fled. Others were driven into the desert, where they began displacing or enslaving the Black Africans who lived there. Many Berbers remained and submitted, becoming "Arabized" in language and, to some extent, racially mixed with the Arabs. All of the Berbers, without exception, embraced Islam. The end result is that the "Arabs" of North Africa are often as "Berber" as they are "Arab." The "Arabs" who migrated to the Czechia are actually from the Kabyle Berbers, one of the few North African tribes where there has been a Christ-ward movement.

The harshness of the Berber lifestyle in Northern Africa has led many of the Berbers to immigrate. Today, large communities of Arabized Berbers can be found in several nations, particularly Europe. Although most of them are only involved in unskilled or semi-skilled labor, they are able to earn more than they would "back home."

Where are they located?
Most Algerians in Czechia are in the capital city of Prague.

What are their lives like?
The governments of Algeria and Czechia are on very good terms. Algerian students have studied at Czechia universities. In the 1990s, when Algeria was going through a bloody civil war, many Algerians fled the county. It was possible for them to go to Czechia, though many went there illegally. Because of corrupt Czech government officials, it has always been possible for Algerians to stay illegally. Corruption has allowed Algerians to facilitate visa proceedings and avoid deportation. The Algerians in Czechia often working in the fast food industry. Some are business owners, while others work extremely long hours at low-level jobs.

What are their beliefs?
Today, virtually all of the Algerian tribes are Sunni Muslim, with most belonging to the Malikite branch, even those in Czechia. In theory, they believe in Islam's "Five Pillars," but some modify them. For instance, many are very casual about prayer. Some Algerian tribes view the giving of alms as being an unacceptable tax by the Muslim establishment.

What are their needs?
Today's Algerians are not political or war refugees, but they need to find a home where they can make a decent living. Perhaps believers with the right skills can teach them computer skills and other things that would make them valuable employees in Europe.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to call out prayer teams who will begin breaking up the soil through intercession.
* Pray for a revival to stir Kabyle Berbers in Czechia to share their faith with others.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to emerge among Algerians in Czechia.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10379/AG
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10379/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10379/IT
http://migrationonline.cz/en/an-algerian-who-made-it-in-prague-algerian-trading-skills-and-czech-corruption
http://www.expat.com/en/nationalities/algerian/in/europe/czech-republic/

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Country: Czechia
Continent: Europe
Region: Eastern Europe and Eurasia
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Algerian, Arabic-speaking
People Name General: Algerian, Arabic-speaking
Alternate People Names:
Arabized BerberIbidites
Moroccan Arab
ROP3 Code: 100226
Joshua Project People ID: 10379
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 35,790,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb
People Name General: Algerian, Arabic-speaking
Ethnic Code: CMT32a
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Algerian Spoken (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): arq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.30 %(Evangelical: 0.20 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam97.70 % 
Non-Religious2.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent90.00 %
Protestant10.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1872-1964
New Testament:
1965
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoAlgerian Contextual Gathering (Indigitub ...
Film / VideoIn the Light (Indigitube.tv)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Algerian Spo ...
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Algerian, Arabic-speaking in Czechia

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