Tajakant Bedouin in Algeria

Unreached of the Day  12/05/2021

Tajakant Bedouin in Algeria

pronounced: tah-jah-kahnt

Today, the Tajakant are said to be sedentary, engaged in small-scale trading and farming. They mainly live in Morocco and the Moroccan administered territory of Western Sahara. They are one of the strongest proponents of Moroccan claims on this territory. In past years, the Tajakant were known as traders and warriors, and held a strong position in the trans-Saharan trade between sub-Saharan Africa and Morocco. The Tajakant have at times fueded with the Regeibat tribe of Morocco and Western Sahara; in 1895 one of the Tajakant settlements was wiped out by marauding warriors from the Regeibat tribe. They are Muslims, belonging to the Maliki school of Sunni Islam. They are said to have Berber origins.

Ministry Obstacles

To be Bedouin is generally understood to be Muslim.

Outreach Ideas

Good quality Christian radio in the Arabic language can reach the most remote camps and villages. The potential is there, but people need to be aware of such broadcasts.

Scripture Focus

"You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, take care that you are not carried away with the error of lawless people and lose your own stability."  2 Peter 3:17

Scripture Prayer

Pray that the Lord protects the believers in today’s people group from false teachers and false teaching.

Prayer Focus

There may be a few low-profile believers within this Bedouin tribe. Please pray any such Christians will be able to find each other for mutual encouragement and instruction in the faith. Pray they will learn to walk in the power of the Lord's Spirit, experiencing all the fruit of the Spirit. Today, Bedouins are faced with challenges in their lifestyle, as their traditional Islamic, tribal culture has begun to mix with western practices. Men are more likely to adjust and interact with modern cultures, but women are bound by honor and tradition to stay within the family dwelling. They therefore lack opportunity for advancement. Please pray for Bedouin tribes to be able to make the necessary adjustments while retaining that which is good in their culture.

People Name Tajakant Bedouin
Country Algeria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 1,801,000
World Population 1,807,000
Language Hassaniyya
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