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Berber, Kabyle in Canada

Berber, Kabyle

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
16,000 Kabyle Islam 4.00 % 2.00 %   

Berber, Kabyle in Canada

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Introduction / History
The Kabyle are a Berber tribe located primarily in Morocco, Tunisia, western Libya, and the coastal mountain regions of northern Algeria. During the third century, the Romans named the people of the Maghrib Berber, which means "barbarian." Understandably, they prefer to be known as Amazigh, meaning “free people.” Later the Arabs call this entire region of North Africa "Maghrib." The Maghrib was conquered by the Muslims between 670 and 700.

The Kabyle live in the rugged, well-watered al-Quabail Mountains. These inaccessible peaks of the Kabyle Berber homeland have long served as a refuge from invaders including the Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, and Arabs. Migration is becoming more common among the Berbers, and it is estimated that several million Berbers now live in European cities. A smaller number have moved further away to Canada.

Where are they located?
Berbers are probably blended in with others from Algeria. Algerians have communities in Toronto and Montreal, the latter being a city where French is the trade language.

What are their lives like?
Preserving the family is important to the Kabyle Berbers. Even when a family member is forced to migrate to other countries, family ties remain strong. Family bonds are also strengthened by their marriage customs and inheritance rights. Often, an entire family lives in one small room, sharing everything. The father is the head of the family, and ancestry is traced through the males. According to tradition, a local assembly composed of the heads of all families governs the villages.

What are their beliefs?
Almost all Algerians are Muslim, but they do not strictly observe the laws of the Koran. Upon converting to Islam, the Kabyle kept many of their traditional beliefs, especially that of pre-Islamic saint worship. However, they celebrate the usual Muslim holidays and visit friends and neighbors during these festive times. Weddings are lengthy celebrations that often last several days. There are some Kabyle Berber believers in Canada and the UK.

What are their needs?
Kabyle Berbers, no matter where they live, need the chance to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Kabyle Berber people teachable and understanding hearts.
* Pray for a strong movement of the Holy Spirit will bring entire Kabyle Berber families into a rich experience of God’s blessing.
* Pray for their families to be drawn by the Holy Spirit to seek forgiveness and to understand the adequacy of Christ’s work on the cross.
* Pray for teams of believers to do sustained, focused prayer for the Lord to open the hearts of Kabyle Berber family leaders to experience God’s blessing through a movement of family-based discovery Bible studies.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algerian_Canadians
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berber_Canadians
https://www.toronto.com/community-story/4497666-toronto-s-algerian-population-small-compared-to-montreal/

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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: North America and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Berber, Kabyle
People Name General: Berber, Kabyle
Alternate People Names:
Greater KabyleNorth African Berber
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ROP3 Code: 104365
Joshua Project People ID: 12399
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 16,000
Population all Countries: 6,563,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Berber-Kabyle
People Name General: Berber, Kabyle
Ethnic Code: CMT32c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kabyle (16,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kab    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
BuddhismUnknown 
Christianity4.00 %(Evangelical: 2.00 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
HinduismUnknown 
Islam96.00 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / SmallUnknown 
UnknownUnknown 
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: 1885-1990
New Testament:
1901-1995Audio
Complete Bible: 2011
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture / Portions
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kabyle
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoRivka (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoWalk with Jesus (Africa, JF Project)
 
 
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Berber, Kabyle in Canada

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