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Harratine in Morocco


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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
57,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Harratine in Morocco

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The Harratine of Morocco live in southern oasis towns at the very edges of the Sahara. However, they are said to originally come from further south, in sub-Saharan Africa. It is believed their ancestors were at one time captured and taken north by slave traders, but were abandoned in Morocco. These ancestors found small plots of land on which to settle near desert oasis. The people have found employment as day laborers and in various manual trades. The jewelry and adornment of Harratine women is bold, rich and colorful. Leather, shell, coins and glass are typical of the pieces worn by these ladies.

Ministry Obstacles
Access to the Moroccan Harratine people by outsiders would be challenging for more reasons than one.

Outreach Ideas
Please pray for good quality Christian radio to be widely available throughout Morocco in many languages. Pray the language of the Harratine people will be included.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are likely no followers of Jesus today among the Harratine people.

Pray for the entire people group
Pray the Harratine will be given a strong desire to find forgiveness for their sin and that at the proper time they will learn accurately of the savior, Jesus. Pray also for adequate rainfall, pure drinking water, and improved medical care for the people.

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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:Widespread, south of Atlas Mountains, including Sahara port cities.
(Source: Ethnologue 2016)
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Ethnolinguistic Map:University of Texas or other map
Linguistic Map:Ethnologue language map
  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Harratine
People Name General: Harratine
Alternate People Names:
Black BerberGhomara Berber
ROP3 Code: 103715
Joshua Project People ID: 12065
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 57,000
Population all Countries: 57,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Hassaniya
People Name General: Harratine
Ethnic Code: CMT32y
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (57,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ary    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
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: 1902-1952
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Arabic, Moroccan S ...
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Moroccan Spo ...
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible Visuals
Text / Printed MatterBible: Moroccan Standard Translation
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Harratine in Morocco

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People Cluster
    Arab, Hassaniya     Africa, North and Middle East    
      Harratine Morocco    
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            Harratine in Morocco          
      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Moroccan Spoken  
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