Awjilah in Libya

The Awjilah have only been reported in Libya
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Introduction / History

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).


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Awijilah people cultivate small gardens using water from deep wells, and the dates they raise are well known for their high quality. Others work in the oil industry. The people are shifting from the Awjilah language to Arabic.


What Are Their Beliefs?

From the Arab conquest in the 7th century, Islam has played an important role in the Awijilah community. The Great Mosque of Atiq is the oldest masjed (mosque) in the Sahara Desert with a unique style of architecture.


Prayer Points

Pray for the physical needs to be met for the Awijilah people. Pray for a spiritual hunger that will lead Awijilah families to lovingly submit to the King of kings and Lord of lords. Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving workers to the Awijilah people. Pray for Awijilah disciples to make more disciples who will make even more disciples.


Scripture Prayers for the Awjilah in Libya.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-12-25
Global Prayer Digest: 2017-12-15
People Name General Awjilah
People Name in Country Awjilah
Population this Country 2,700
Population all Countries 2,700
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Awjilah Berber; Wadshili
People ID 10510
ROP3 Code 100652
Country Libya
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Wahat district: east, Cyrenaica.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Libya
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 4  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Al Wahat district: east, Cyrenaica..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Primary Language Awjilah (2,700 speakers)
Language Code auj   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Awjilah (2,700 speakers)
Language Code auj   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Awjilah

Primary Language:  Awjilah

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

Resource Type Resource Name
None reported  
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source xyzzy - Wikimedia  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more