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Deaf in Morocco

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
277,000 Moroccan Sign Language Islam 0.09 % Unknown No No   

Deaf in Morocco

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Introduction / History
In Morocco, only about fifteen per cent of children go to school. They do not usually go beyond grade six. There are no teachers to help the deaf and little sign language can be taught. Moroccan Sign Language is made by gestures and shown through avenues such as videos. There are not many resources available in Moroccan Sign Language for the deaf here.

Teachers and parents are now being taught to use software to help the children. A dictionary is being used to help with graphics and videos for signs and definitions.

Deaf people from different cities in Morocco are contacting each other now. Fifteen to forty year olds have the best knowledge of Sign Language in Morocco and contact each other on the internet including in chat rooms too in their country and in other countries too.

Prayer Points
* Pray that deaf Christians use the internet to lead the deaf in Morocco to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that gospel literature will lead them to salvation.
* Pray that there are more specialist teachers to help the deaf.


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Global Prayer Digest: 2020-06-11
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Country: Morocco
Continent: Africa
Region: Africa, North and Middle East
Persecution Rank:26 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Location in Country:Scattered in urban areas.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
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People Name in Country: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
ROP3 Code: 114916
Joshua Project People ID: 19007
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 277,000
Population all Countries: 47,601,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Deaf
People Cluster: Deaf
People Name General: Deaf
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Primary Language: Moroccan Sign Language (277,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): xms    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.09 %(Evangelical: Data not available)
Ethnic Religions0.02 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.88 % 
Non-Religious0.01 % 
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 0   No evangelical Christians or churches. No access to major evangelical print, audio, visual, or human resources
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Help start a Bible Translation
New Testament: None Reported
Complete Bible: None Reported
Ministry Resources [7]
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Deaf in Morocco

Global                 Global
  Affinity Bloc             Global  
People Cluster
    Deaf     Africa, North and Middle East    
      Deaf Morocco    
            People-by-Country (Profile)          
            Deaf in Morocco          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Moroccan Sign Language  
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