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Berber, Atta in Morocco

Berber, Atta

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
146,000 Tamazight, Central Atlas Islam 0.02 % 0.00 % Not available   

Berber, Atta in Morocco

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Summary
Rather than calling themselves "Berbers," they refer to themselves by the name of their particular subgroup. Berbers also use the overarching term "Imazighen." The arrival of Arabs in Morocco in the seventh century resulted in the gradual conversion of some Berbers to Islam. It was not until the thirteenth century, however, with the arrival of large numbers of Arabs from the Middle East, that the majority of Berbers accepted Islam, learned the Arabic language, and were assimilated into Arab culture.

Ministry Obstacles
Morocco does not provide easy access for Christian influence.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel radio and television beamed to North Africa is very helpful. Materials distributed to North Africans on the docks of southern Europe find its way into the hands of many Berbers.

Pray for the followers of Christ
Pray for those who are beginning to find Christ among the Berber communities, that the Lord will protect and nurture their faith, and that they will find each other in order to fellowship and grow together. Pray they will be rooted and established in love.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Berbers of Morocco will have access to the good news of Jesus in many forms, hearing clearly who He is, in their mother tongue.

Scripture Focus
"All the nations will be gathered before Him; and He will separate them from one another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats." Matthew 25:32

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Country: Morocco
Continent: Africa
Region: Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Widespread, especially Middle and east High Atlas Mountains, adjacent valleys to Taza, Rabat area; 1,200,000 in rural areas between Taza, Khemisset, Azilal, Errachidia; 100,000 outside the language area.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Berber, Atta
People Name General: Berber, Atta
Alternate People Names:
Atta BerbeYahia
ROP3 Code: 100606
Joshua Project People ID: 10482
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 146,000
Population all Countries: 146,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Berber-Shilha
People Name General: Berber, Atta
Ethnic Code: CMT32b
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamazight, Central Atlas (146,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tzm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.02 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.98 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent11.00 %
Protestant11.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic78.00 %
 
(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: 1919-1981
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions, NT
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamazight, Central A ...
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
 
 
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Berber, Atta in Morocco

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