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Algerian, Arabic-speaking in Italy

Algerian, Arabic-speaking

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
22,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.10 % No   

Algerian, Arabic-speaking in Italy

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Introduction / History
Culturally, Algerians are Berber as well as Arab. The Berbers are the ancient tribes that lived in North Africa as far back as the days of the Roman Empire. There has been much contact between the Italians and the Algerians for over 2,000 years.

In recent times, most of the Algerians who came to Italy did so in the 1980s, so they are probably not as open to gospel outreach as Arabs who have come more recently.

For a couple of decades, Italy held Libya as a colony. Libya is right next to Algeria, which was controlled by the French at that time. For that reason, Libyans are much more likely to be in Italy and Algerians are much more likely to be in France.

Where are they located?
Most Algerians in Italy are in Rome, Naples, and Milan. Others have come for economic opportunities.

What are their lives like?
Some of the Algerians in Italy are students.

What are their beliefs?
For the most part, Algerians in Italy are Sunni Muslim. However, there are probably some pre-Islamic beliefs mixed in dating back to the days when Algeria was primarily Berber.

What are their needs?
There are several Christian resources available to the Arabized Berbers. Several mission agencies have focused on the Arabized Berbers living in European nations like Italy. New strategies must be developed and implemented so that the Algerians in Italy can be effectively reached for Christ.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to give the mission agencies His strategies for reaching Algerians in Italy with the gospel.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of these Muslims towards believers so that they will be willing to hear what Jesus has for them.
* Ask the Lord to raise up a strong Disciple-Making movement among the Algerians in Europe.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/10379/AG
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerians_in_Italy
http://www.ispionline.it/en/pubblicazione/italy-and-algeria-stable-partnership-troubled-region-15152
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-41279430

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Country: Italy
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
  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: 22,000
Population all Countries: 32,644,000
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 (22,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): arq    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity2.00 %(Evangelical: 1.10 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam93.00 % 
Non-Religious5.00 % 
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
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: 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
Film / VideoIn the Light
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 Italy

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