Harratine in Morocco

Photo Source:  COMIBAM / Sepal 
Map Source:  People Group Location from IMB. Other map data / geography from GMI. Map by Joshua Project.
People Name: Harratine
Country: Morocco
10/40 Window: Yes
Population: 57,000
World Population: 57,000
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan 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: Arab, Hassaniya
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
Progress Level:


The Harratine of Morocco live in southern oasis towns at the very edges of the Sahara. However, they are said to originally come from further south, in sub-Saharan Africa. It is believed their ancestors were at one time captured and taken north by slave traders, but were abandoned in Morocco. These ancestors found small plots of land on which to settle near desert oasis. The people have found employment as day laborers and in various manual trades. The jewelry and adornment of Harratine women is bold, rich and colorful. Leather, shell, coins and glass are typical of the pieces worn by these ladies.

Ministry Obstacles

Access to the Moroccan Harratine people by outsiders would be challenging for more reasons than one.

Outreach Ideas

Please pray for good quality Christian radio to be widely available throughout Morocco in many languages. Pray the language of the Harratine people will be included.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are likely no followers of Jesus today among the Harratine people.

Pray for the Entire People Group

Pray the Harratine will be given a strong desire to find forgiveness for their sin and that at the proper time they will learn accurately of the savior, Jesus. Pray also for adequate rainfall, pure drinking water, and improved medical care for the people.

Text Source:   Joshua Project