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Izarguien in Morocco

Izarguien

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
17,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Izarguien in Morocco

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Summary
The Izarguien are Saharan Arabs, a sub-group of the Tekna tribe. They adhere to the Maliki branch of Sunni Islam. The Tekna is a tribal confederation of Berber and Arab origins in southern Morocco and parts of northern Western Sahara. The Tekna tribes speak the Hassaniya Arabic and Berber Tamazight languages. Their traditional lifestyle was partly nomadic, based on camel and goat herding, and partly sedentary, controlling important routes of the Saharan caravan trade.

Ministry Obstacles
Western Sahara is not hospitable to visitors. The partially nomadic tribes are often reluctant to trust outsiders.

Outreach Ideas
Gospel radio broadcasts may bear fruit among the tribes of the Sahara. Much prayer is needed for the preparation of these broadcasts, and for hearts to be prepared to hear and believe.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There quite likely isn't a single follower of Christ among the Izarguien tribe. However, pray for those the Lord will soon call to himself. Pray they will be firmly grounded on the truths of Scripture, not mixing the grace offered through Christ with the religion of good works. Pray they will understand the priority of living a life obedient to Christ, as an expression of thanksgiving.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for the Izarguien tribe, living in a harsh and dangerous environment, to be able to provide adequately for their needs. Pray for the widow, the orphan, and the elderly to be cared for. Pray these people will be able to adjust to the changing requirements of the modern era.

Scripture Focus
"Do you not say, 'There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest?' Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest." John 4:35

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Country: Morocco
Continent: Africa
Region: Middle East and North Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Widespread, south of Atlas Mountains, including Sahara port cities.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Izarguien
People Name General: Izarguien
Alternate People Names:
AitaFoikat
ROP3 Code: 104134
Joshua Project People ID: 12303
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 17,000
Population all Countries: 53,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Berber-Shilha
People Name General: Izarguien
Ethnic Code: CMT32g
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Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (17,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ary    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam100.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
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
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1902-1952
New Testament:
1932-2012Audio
Complete Bible: 1963–1973
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Arabic, Moroccan S ...
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Moroccan Spo ...
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
Text / Printed MatterBible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed MatterBible: Moroccan Standard Translation
 
 
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Izarguien in Morocco

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