Deaf in Morocco


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Introduction / History

We often talk about people groups who haven’t had the opportunity to hear the gospel. In this case, it is the literal truth. The deaf living in Morocco find themselves without many opportunities, spiritual or otherwise.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Morocco, not many students make it past sixth grade. Moroccan Sign Language is made by gestures and shown through avenues such as videos. There are few resources available in Moroccan Sign Language. This leaves them socially isolated. Teachers and parents are being taught to use software to help deaf children. There is now a dictionary to help with graphics and videos for signs and definitions. Deaf people from different cities in Morocco can now contact each other. Fifteen to forty year olds have the best knowledge of Sign Language in Morocco and contact each other on the internet especially in chat rooms.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like the rest of the population in Morocco, the majority of the deaf follow Islam. With no Scriptures available in Moroccan sign language, they have few opportunities to find out about the Savior.


Prayer Points

Pray that deaf people will find and use gospel internet sources. Pray for the Lord to heal many of deafness, causing Moroccans to understand that he is all-powerful and loving. Pray for a movement to Christ among Morocco’s deaf population.


Scripture Prayers for the Deaf in Morocco.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2020-06-11
People Name General Deaf
People Name in Country Deaf
Pronunciation def
Population this Country 281,000
Population all Countries 49,091,000
Total Countries 216
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 0  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
Alternate Names
People ID 19007
ROP3 Code 114916
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 27  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered in urban areas.   Source:  Ethnologue 2016
Country Morocco
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Africa
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 27  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Scattered in urban areas..   Source:  Ethnologue 2016

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Primary Language Moroccan Sign Language (281,000 speakers)
Language Code xms   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Moroccan Sign Language (281,000 speakers)
Language Code xms   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Moroccan Sign Language

Primary Language:  Moroccan Sign Language

Bible Translation Status:  Translation Needed

Resource Type Resource Name Source
Text / Printed Matter Door International General / Other
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical Unknown)
0.09 %
Ethnic Religions
0.02 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.88 %
Non-Religious
0.01 %
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 (Representative photo)
Jörg Peter - Pixabay 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more