People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Berber, Moroccan of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 55,320

ROP3 Code: 104002
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Berber-Riff
Language: Moroccan Arabic - (ary)
Country of Origin: Morocco

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Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 12,524

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Brief Profile

The Berber people, often self-named Amazigh, plural Imazighen, are any of the descendants of the pre-Arab inhabitants of North Africa. The Berbers traditionallly lived in scattered communities across Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Niger, and Mauretania. The majority of Berbers in North American migrated from Morocco.

In marriages, the man selects the woman, and depending on the tribe, the family often makes the decision.

The majority of Berbers are predominantly Sunni Muslim. The Berber identity is usually wider than language and ethnicity, and encompasses the entire history and geography of North Africa. Berbers are not an entirely homogeneous ethnicity and they encompass a range of phenotypes, societies and ancestries.

Nevertheless, the unifying forces for the Berber people is their shared language, or a collective identification with Berber heritage and history.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Christians will intentional examine and discover the Berber within their metro area.
  • Pray that God will prepare the hearts and minds of Berber to hear and understand the message of Jesus Christ.
  • Pray God will work via dreams and other means to reveal that God is both ultimate and initmate as revealed through the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

People Group Resources - Moroccan Arabic
Audio New Testament in Moroccan Arabic.

Global Recordings Network - Moroccan Arabic
Audio Bible stories and resources in Moroccan Arabic

Jesus Film in Moroccan Arabic
The life of Jesus video in the Moroccan Arabic dialect.

Jesus Film Project - Magdalena in Moroccan Arabic
JESUS Film adaptation with honor/shame theme. Particularly helpful sharing with women. In Moroccan Arabic dialect.

One Story - Moroccan Arabic
Chronological Bible Stories in Moroccan Arabic.

The Prophet's Story - Moroccan Arabic
This video presents the gospel in the Moroccan Arabic dialect simply and quickly through the stories of the Biblical prophets.

You Version Electronic Bible - Moroccan Arabic
Online Bible in Moroccan Arabic

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC12,524