• PEOPLE CLUSTER: ARAB, HASSANIYA

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QUICK FACTS:

People groups: 12

Population: 2,815,200

Unreached people groups: 12

UPG population: 2,815,200

Unengaged UPGs: 9

UUPG population: 370,200

Number of countries: 9


Affinity Bloc: Arab World

Overview: Hassaniya is a variety of Arabic spoken by the Beni Hassan Bedouin tribes whose authority extended over most of Mauritania and Western Sahara between the 15th and 17th centuries. The Hassaniya Arab people cluster encompasses Arabs in Algeria, Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Western Sahara where Hassaniya is widely spoken. These tribes overwhelmingly follow the Sunni branch of Islam.

Peoples within this cluster: Bedouin, Gil; Berber, Jalo; Harratine; Moor; Saharawi

Countries where they are found: Algeria; Canada; France; Libya; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; United States


People groups: 12

Population: 2,815,200

Unreached people groups: 12

UPG population: 2,815,200

Unengaged UPGs: 9

UUPG population: 370,200

Number of countries: 9