Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Berber, Shilha

Language: Central Atlas Tamazight - (tzm)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: France

Also found in: Morocco; United Kingdom

Population: 150,000

Global Population: 2,933,300

PEID: 11673

ROP: 104002

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Middle Atlas Berbers of France, numbering 150,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Berber, Shilha people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,933,300 in 3 countries. Their primary language is Central Atlas Tamazight. The primary religion practiced by the Middle Atlas Berbers is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available