Berber, Imazighen in Morocco

Unreached of the Day  12/01/2020

Berber, Imazighen in Morocco

pronounced: BURR-burr, ee-mah-zhee-AIR

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 the invasion by Arabs bringing Islam. However, many of the Imazighen were forced to become Muslims and the majority of their descendants today are Muslims. There are some Imazighen who are making an active effort to achieve recognition of the "Moroccan Amazigh identity", but others are happy to live and mix with the Arabs in Morocco.

Ministry Obstacles

Following Jesus in Morocco is not an easy path. When someone becomes a Christian, there will almost certainly be pressure from family and society to return to Islam.

Outreach Ideas

Many Imazighen are very disillusioned with Islam. They see how it has been used to bring in Arabic language and culture and squash their language and culture. They see also the dishonesty in Moroccan Islamic society. Pray that Imazighen will seek a better way to worship God and that they will find the truth in Jesus.

Prayer Items

There are many opportunities for Imazighen to hear the gospel: satellite programs, internet, local and foreign believers. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open the hearts of Imazighen people and bring seekers into contact with Christian programs or believers. There are many opportunities for Imazighen to hear the gospel: satellite programs, internet, local and foreign believers. Pray for the Holy Spirit to open the hearts of Imazighen people and bring seekers into contact with Christian programs or believers.

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 2,797,000
World Population 4,608,000
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