Tuareg, Arabized in Niger

Tuareg, Arabized
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Map Source:  People Group Location from SIL. Map by Joshua Project. Note: Algerians, Arabic Speaking live in same geographic area
People Name: Tuareg, Arabized
Country: Niger
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 498,000
World Population: 498,000
Primary Language: Arabic, Algerian Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Christian Adherents: 0.00 %
Evangelicals: 0.00 %
Scripture: New Testament
Online Audio NT: No
Jesus Film: Yes
Audio Recordings: Yes
People Cluster: Tuareg
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:

Introduction

"Arabized" Tuareg are those who have adopted the Arabic language as their own. At least to this extent, they have become a part of Arab culture. Before French colonization, the Tuareg were organized into loose confederations, each consisting of a dozen or so tribes. Following the independence of African countries in the 1960s, Tuareg territory was artificially divided into modern nations: Niger, Mali, Algeria, Libya, and Burkina Faso. Each Tuareg clan is made up of several family groups, led by their collective chiefs.

Ministry Obstacles

The Tuareg tribes have strong tribal identity, and Islam is part of that self-identification.

Outreach Ideas

Perhaps African believers will be burdened to carry the message of Christ to the Tuareg tribes. Pray that tribal animosities will be overcome.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

Pray for the followers of Jesus soon to be found among the Tuareg tribes: that the Lord will send qualified pastors and teachers, that they will be zealous to follow Christ, and they will live holy lives in the power of the Lord's Spirit.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray for the Tuareg tribes of Africa, that they will increasingly desire to know Jesus, the Son of God, deity. Pray He will reveal himself to them, and will send Christians to help them.

Text Source:   Joshua Project