The name Berber comes from an Arabic name for the aboriginal people west and south of Egypt. Berber is a generic name given to numerous ethnic groups who share similar cultural, political and economical practices. The arabization of the Berber people happened in three stages, the third stage taking place between the 15th and 17th centuries. Their main vocation is settled agriculture, not nomadic wanderings.
To follow Christ causes a Berber to risk much. Losing one's place in family and society is not a trivial loss, and physical danger may be involved.
Pray for the Lord to raise up a strong disciple making movement to saturate the hearts and minds of this people group. Gospel radio broadcasts will be helpful in this remote region.
There may presently be no followers of Christ within this Berber people group, but pray for those who will soon develop. Pray they will be joyful always, praying continually, and giving thanks in all circumstances. Pray these Berber peoples will once again find the Christian faith of their forefathers of long ago.
Scripture Prayers for the Tekna in Western Sahara.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2014-02-05|
|People Name General||Tekna|
|People Name in Country||Tekna|
|Population this Country||121,000|
|Population all Countries||753,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||Yes|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||2|
|Alternate Names||Saharawi; Sahrawi; Tekna Berber|
|Language Code||mey Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Hassaniyya
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching (Global Recordings Network)|
|Audio Recordings||Audio New Testament|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories in Hassaniyya|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Hassaniyya|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels|
|Film / Video||The Prophets' Story|
|General||Gospel resources links (Scripture Earth)|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file from Faith Comes By Hearing|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.00 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|