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). They speak their own language, Awjilah.
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.
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.
Like all other peoples in Libya, the Awijilah community needs protection. Warfare often brings the dangerous to remote areas.
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
|People Name General
|People Name in Country
|Awjilah Berber; Wadshili
|Population this Country
|Population all Countries
|Frontier People Group
|1 (per PeopleGroups.org)
|Pioneer Workers Needed
|Africa, North and Middle East
|3 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
|Location in Country
|Al Wahat district: east, Cyrenaica. Source: Ethnologue 2016