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Zenaga in Senegal



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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
500 Zenaga Islam 0.00 % 0.00 % No No   

Zenaga in Senegal

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Introduction / History
Zenaga is a Berber language. Berbers generally prefer to call themselves Amazigh, meaning free men. They are the original inhabitants of North Africa, which has been overrun by the Roman Empire, and later by the Arabs in the 600s. Since that time, they have largely been "Arabized" meaning their language and culture have been influenced by the Arabs. Berbers still yearn for freedom no matter where they live.

In general, Berbers feel that the more powerful Arabs have controlled them, though the two groups have often worked together throughout history. Berber groups like the Zenaga speakers would love to have complete freedom, but there are more powerful groups wherever they live. Those in Senegal might feel that the Wolof people hold too much power.

Where are they located?
Zenaga speakers live in either Mauritania or Senegal.

What are their lives like?
It is highly possible that Zenaga Berbers are not satisfied with their economic situation or the lack of good roads, potable water or electricity.

What are their beliefs?
The primary religion practiced by the Zenaga Berbers in Mauritania is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Koran and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

What are their needs?
There are few if any Christian materials in their language.

Prayer Points
* There are no Zenaga speakers who have embraced Jesus Christ, so pray for the Holy Spirit to move in their communities in the coming years.
* Pray for opportunities for Zenaga speakers to hear and respond to Jesus Christ.
* Pray for a Disciple-Making movement to move through Zenaga communities in both Mauritania and Senegal.
* Pray for translation of the Bible to begin in this people group's primary language.
* Pray for the availability of the Jesus Film in the primary language of this people.
* Pray for Gospel messages to become available in audio format for this people group.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/11621/MR
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berbers
http://countrystudies.us/mauritania/30.htm
http://www.country-data.com/cgi-bin/query/r-8513.html
http://www.peoplegroups.org/Explore/groupdetails.aspx?peid=13581
http://www.sciencephoto.com/media/469298/view
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenaga_language

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Country: Senegal
Continent: Africa
Region: West and Central Africa
10/40 Window: Yes
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Zenaga
People Name General: Zenaga
Alternate People Names:
BerberDuaish
IdaouichMasna
Nimadi
ROP3 Code: 102734
Joshua Project People ID: 11621
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 500
Population all Countries: 1,500
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Berber-Saharan
People Name General: Zenaga
Ethnic Code: CMT32i
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Language
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Primary Language: Zenaga (500 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): zen    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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
None Reported
 
 
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Zenaga in Senegal

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    Berber-Saharan     West and Central Africa    
     
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      Zenaga Senegal    
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