Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Berber, Kabyle

Language: Kabyle - (kab)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Algeria

Also found in: Belgium; Canada; France

Population: 6,480,000

Global Population: 7,264,400

PEID: 11265

ROP: 104365

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity

Overview: The Kabyle of Algeria, numbering 6,480,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Berber, Kabyle people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 7,264,400 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Kabyle. The primary religion practiced by the Kabyle is Folk Islam, a syncretistic belief system that blends traditional elements of Islam with superstitious practices such as warding off spirits with incantations and magic amulets, and reciting verses of the Qur'an to bring about miraculous healings.

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