Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Berber, Shawiya

Language: Tachawit - (shy)

Alternate Name(s): Shawiya Berbers

Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: France

Also found in: Algeria; Belgium; Italy; Tunisia

Population: 196,000

Global Population: 2,723,500

PEID: 11679

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 France, numbering 196,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Berber, Shawiya people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,723,500 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.

Bible Translations: Available

Jesus Film: Available

Gospel Recordings: Available

Radio Broadcast: Not Available