Shawiya Berbers in Algeria

Unreached of the Day  12/06/2020

Shawiya Berbers in Algeria

pronounced: BURR-burr

The Shawiya (pronounced Shah-wee-ya) is one of the numerous Berber groups in North Africa. The major feature that binds the Shawiya together is their language. Since the 8th century, they have been dominated by the Arabs, who forbade expressions of their language and culture until recent years. Life for the Shawiya is simple. They have long been mocked by their countrymen for being simpletons, yet are known for their wisdom.

Ministry Obstacles

To follow Christ in the Shawiya community carries the risk of loss of relationships, not to mention physical danger.

Outreach Ideas

Sustained and focused prayer is needed to help these people begin to hunger to know Jesus.

Prayer Items

Pray for the followers of Christ that will soon come from the Shawiya community. Pray they will be able to fellowship together, and become firmly established on the truth of Scripture. Pray the Shawiya people will become truly wise by finding the One who is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.

Scripture Focus

"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples." Psalm 96:3

People Name Shawiya Berbers
Country Algeria
10/40 Window Yes
Population 2,339,000
World Population 2,642,000
Language Tachawit
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