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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
21,000 Arabic, Algerian Spoken Islam 2.00 % 1.10 %   

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.


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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: 21,000
Population all Countries: 36,199,000
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
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Primary Language: Arabic, Algerian Spoken (21,000 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:
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 Bible Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio
Film / Video / Animation
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Algerian Spo ...
Film / VideoLUMO film of Gospels
Film / VideoMagdalena video
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children
Film / VideoWorld Christian Videos
GeneralGospel resources links
Text / Printed MatterBible: Arabic, Algerian Spoken
Text / Printed MatterTools for faith conversations
Text / Printed MatterTopical Scripture booklets and Bible stu ...
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Algerian, Arabic-speaking in Italy

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Arab, Maghreb     Europe, Western    
      Algerian, Arabic-speaking Italy    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Algerian, Arabic-speaking in Italy          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Algerian Spoken  
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