• PEOPLE NAME: SHAWIYA OF BELGIUM

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Affinity Group: NAME

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Berber-Shawiya

Language: Tachawit - (shy)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Belgium

Also found in: Algeria; France; Italy; Tunisia

Population: 37,500

Global Population: 2,632,500


PEID: 70

ROP: 108925

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Shawiya of Belgium, numbering 37,500, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Berber-Shawiya people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,632,500 in 5 countries. Their primary language is Tachawit. The primary religion practiced by the Shawiya 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.


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