Berber, Imazighen in Morocco

Unreached of the Day  12/01/2019

Berber, Imazighen in Morocco

Imazighen or Amazigh (singular) is the original ethnic group of the Maghreb region in North Africa, a.k.a. Berbers. These unique people continued to exist and maintain their traditions even after several foreign invasions. Today, the Amazigh in Morocco are going through a very active effort to achieve recognition of the "Moroccan Amazigh identity." There is a concerted effort underway to re-establish their culture and language.

Ministry Obstacles

Following Jesus in Morocco is not an easy path. Loss of family, friends, and place in society is likely.

Outreach Ideas

As the Berbers struggle to regain something of a lost identity, they may re-discover the religion of many of their forefathers. Pray to this end.

Pray for the followers of Christ

Pray for the Holy Spirit to give the Imazighen people love for God's Word and a desire to spread its influence. Pray for followers of Christ who will soon come to faith among these Berbers, that the Lord will provide qualified pastors and teachers, and that they will fellowship together.

Pray for the entire people group

Pray for the Amazigh Berbers to feel the freedom to practice their ancient culture, including the religion of many of their ancestors - Christianity.

Scripture Focus

"How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, 'Your God reigns!'" Isaiah 52:7

People Name Berber, Imazighen
Pronunciation:BURR-burr, ee-mah-zhee-AIR
Country Morocco
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,764,000
World Population 4,545,000
Language Tamazight, Central Atlas
Primary Religion Islam
Bible Portions
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image