Mozabite Berber in France

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Introduction / History

The Mozabite Berbers live primarily in seven cities in and around the Mzab Valley, the largest of which is Ghardaia. It is an oasis in the stony Chebka region, which lies on the edge of the Sahara. While this is their homeland, they can be found in cities all over Algeria, as well as other cities around the world, including France, where they blend in with other Berber immigrants. They are the smallest Berber community in France.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Mozabite Berber communities are shaped by a combination of practicality and tradition. Women are encouraged to get an education and pursue careers if they wish. Many men travel throughout the country with their trades with other peoples. They have a good reputation for honesty which gives them an edge as businessmen.

What Are Their Beliefs?

They are Ibadi Muslims. This Islamic denomination stresses that human knowledge comes from our ability to reason rather than by being taught. Allah’s attributes, mercy, wisdom, power, etc. are all part of who he is. These attributes are part of the essence of Allah.
The Mozabite Berbers are extremely devout and faithful to their traditional practices. They value the bonds of their religious community very highly and go to great lengths to care for the poor and meet the needs of their community.

What Are Their Needs?

The Mozabite Berbers in France need outer and inner peace. As a small Berber group in a foreign land, they sometimes have trouble making their voice known. More importantly, they don’t have the inner peace that comes from having a relationship with the Prince of Peace.

Prayer Points

Pray for Christ's ambassadors to go to the Mozabite Berbers in France.
Pray that the veil of unbelief will be removed from their spiritual eyes and the truth of the living water, which Jesus wants to flood their souls, will burst forth into their hearts.
Pray that they will crave the spiritual water that only Jesus offers so much that they will share him with many other Muslims.
Pray for Mozabite Berbers who will make disciples of others who in turn will make more disciples.

Scripture Prayers for the Berber, Mozabite in France.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Berber, Mozabite
People Name in Country Berber, Mozabite
Natural Name Mozabite Berber
Alternate Names Mozabite; Mzab Berber
Population this Country 5,100
Population all Countries 203,000
Total Countries 2
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 13842
ROP3 Code 106837
ROP25 Code 301088
ROP25 Name Berber, Saharan
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Tumzabt (5,100 speakers)
Language Code mzb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Tumzabt (5,100 speakers)
Language Code mzb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Tumzabt
Photo Source Anonymous 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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