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Awjilah in Libya


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
2,600 Awjilah Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Awjilah in Libya

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Awjila is an oasis town in the Al Wahat District in the Cyrenaica region of northeastern Libya, on the east-west caravan route between Egypt and Tripoli. This oasis is mentioned by Herodotus (c. 484 – 425 BC). The people of the oasis are mainly Berber. They cultivate small gardens using water from deep wells, and the dates they raise are well known for their high quality. From the Arab conquest in the 7th century, Islam has played an important role in the community. The Great Mosque of Atiq is the oldest masjed (mosque) in the Sahara with a unique style of architecture. The people are shifting from the Awjilah language to Arabic.

Ministry Obstacles
Access to this desert oasis is not easy, and the people have been Muslim for 1300 years.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for the Imams as they study the Koran. Pray the Lord will reveal himself to them in powerful ways, leading them to understand and believe that Jesus (whom Muslims call Isa al-Masih) is truly deity, the Son of God.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known followers of Jesus among the Awjilah people at this time.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray for peace throughout Libya, and for a stable and effective government.

Scripture Focus
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”

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Global Prayer Digest: 2016-12-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-12-15
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Country: Libya
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:4 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Al Wahat district: east, Cyrenaica.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Awjilah
People Name General: Awjilah
Alternate People Names:
Awjilah BerberWadshili
ROP3 Code: 100652
Joshua Project People ID: 10510
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 2,600
Population all Countries: 2,600
Least-Reached: Yes
Engagement Status:Unengaged (per Finishing the Task)
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Berber-Saharan
People Name General: Awjilah
Ethnic Code: CMT32d
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Awjilah (2,600 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): auj    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 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
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Awjilah in Libya

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People Cluster
    Berber-Saharan     Africa, North and Middle East    
      Awjilah Libya    
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            Awjilah in Libya          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Awjilah  
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