Arabic-speaking Algerians in France

Unreached of the Day  8/24/2021

Arabic-speaking Algerians in France

In Algeria, there is a gray line between the more powerful Arab population and the less powerful indigenous Berber peoples. Originally, North Africa was dominated by the Berber peoples who were once Christians. As centuries went by and with several invasions of Muslim Arabs, the Berbers were "Arabized," and some mixed with and married the Arabs, causing a blend of cultures. The two groups get even more confusing when they migrate to France, where they live and work side by side.

Ministry Obstacles

Traditions are extremely important to the Muslim Berbers. Giving up their Muslim identity and replacing it with anything else would set them apart as "different," resulting in being ostracized by those they care about.

Outreach Ideas

Several mission agencies have focused on the Arabized Berbers living in European nations, but they have had little success. They need new strategies, such as reaching women who traditionally stay fairly cloistered in Muslim families.

Scripture Focus

"He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?"  Micah 6:8

Scripture Prayer

Pray that this people group learns to walk humbly with the Lord.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Algerians in France would shine with the light of Jesus, drawing others to his throne of grace. Pray for a people movement to Jesus Christ among the Algerian Berbers both in Algeria and in Europe. Pray for God to soften the hearts of Algerian Muslims, so they would know that they can never be right with God except by the work of a holy and sinless Savior.



People Name Arabic-speaking Algerians
Pronunciational-JEER-ee-uhn
Country France
10/40 Window No
Population 478,000
World Population 33,742,800
Language Arabic, Algerian Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
Bible New Testament
Online Audio NT No
Jesus Film Yes
Audio Recordings Yes
Christ Followers Few, less than 2%
Status Unreached
Progress Level: progress level image