• PEOPLE NAME: TIMBUKTU MALIAN TAMASHEQ OF NIGER

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Tuareg

Language: Tawallammat Tamajaq - (ttq)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Niger

Also found in: Burkina Faso; Mali; Mauritania

Population: 12,000

Global Population: 750,000


PEID: 47044

ROP: 110232

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Timbuktu Malian Tamasheq of Niger, numbering 12,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Tuareg people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 750,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Tawallammat Tamajaq. The primary religion practiced by the Timbuktu Malian Tamasheq 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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