• PEOPLE NAME: MZAB OF ALGERIA

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PEID: 11268

ROP: 106837

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Berber-Saharan

Language: Tumzabt - (mzb)

Alternate Name(s): Wargla; Ghardaia

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Algeria

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Population: 174,000

Global Population: 174,000


PEID: 11268

ROP: 106837

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Mzab of Algeria, numbering 174,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Berber-Saharan people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Algeria. Their primary language is Tumzabt. The primary religion practiced by the Mzab 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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