The Arabs of North Africa
Join us in praying for Arab people living in the Maghreb – the North Western part of Africa. This is a huge diverse people group spanning several countries. Pray Isaiah 42:11-12 for these men, women, and children living in Africa’s north: “Let the (Arabs in the) wilderness and its cities lift up their voices… let them shout from the top of the mountains… and give glory to the LORD.”
Population: Approximately 91 million
Location and Background: The Arabs of North Africa live in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. These countries are called the Maghreb- the Arab West. The Arab conquest of North Africa in the 7th and 8th century led to the conversion of the indigenous Berbers and the imposition of the Arab language and culture. The mixing of Arabs with Berbers and other peoples produced today’s North African Arabs.
The countries of the Maghreb share mountain ranges, desert, and coastlines.
Culture: The Arabs of North Africa have diverse cultures and traditions, but they all share Arab culture and language. Many of them are businessmen and farmers. Tourism and petroleum products are important to the economies.
Latest Prayer Updates:
Praise Jesus for a new sister who heard the gospel first through a new Berber believer. Praise Jesus that He speaks across people groups! Ask that this Arab woman would continue to read with her Berber sister and that each would grow in the knowledge of Jesus.
A look at Africa’s north, where millions face an eternity without Christ.