People groups change through the centuries. The Romans conquered Algeria and the Berber peoples who lived there. In the seventh century, the Arab Empire was in full swing, and they conquered and settled that same land. Though Algeria is culturally Arab, their form of Arabic has borrowed a number of words from the earlier Berbers. Thus, the nations of North Africa have their own forms of Arabic.
As Muslims, they believe that they must please Allah by obeying the right laws.
Because urbanization settles people and opens them to new ideas, reaching them in towns may be the best way to reach them. The gospel can be presented on social media, the JESUS Film, the Bible, and audio recordings, which are available in Algerian Arabic. Some also speak Spanish, French, and Standard Arabic, so other resources might be useful for showing them the way to the cross.
"Both we and our fathers have sinned; we have committed iniquity; we have done wickedness." Psalm 106:6
Pray that many family leaders from this people group will understand that their people are sinful just like the Israelis, and that they need to seek the Lord for forgiveness.
Pray that believers would grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus and the Bible. Pray that the uncertainties of life would open Hassiniya speakers to seek Jesus as the answer. Pray that the JESUS Film and audio materials would be used effectively among them.
|People Name||Arabic-speaking Algerians|
|Language||Arabic, Algerian Spoken|
|Online Audio NT||No|
|Christ Followers||Few, less than 2%|