Berber, Kabyle of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 1,995

ROP3 Code: 104365
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Berber-Kabyle
Language: Kabyle - (kab)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Algeria

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 6,610

  Ottawa–Gatineau, ON - 230

  QC City (Lévis), QC - 170

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Brief Profile

The Berber Kabyle people originated from the country of Algeria where they traditionally inhabited a partially mountainous region stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the southern slopes of the Great Kabylie mountains and from Dellys to Cape Aokas.

They represent the largest Berber-speaking population of Algeria and the second largest in Africa. Emigration, influenced by factors such as the French conquest of Algeria, deportation, and latterly industrial decline and unemployment, has resulted in Kabyle people living in numerous countries. Large populations of Kabyle people settled in France and, to a lesser extent, Canada. It is estimated that half of Kabyles live outside the Kabylian region.

The Kabylians speak the Kabyle Berber language. As second and third languages, many speak Algerian Arabic, French and, to a lesser degree English.

They are mainly Muslims with a few Christians.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Christians will intentional examine and discover the Kabyle Berber within their metro area.
  • Pray that God will prepare the hearts and minds of Kabyle 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.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC6,610
CanadaOttawaOttawa–GatineauON230
CanadaVille de QuébecQC City (Lévis)QC170