Algerian, Arabic-speaking in North Africa


North Africa is home to over 30 million Arabic-speaking Algerians. These Algerians are Berbers, a North African tribal community, who were Arabized, beginning in the seventh century, as Arabs from the East conquered North Africa. The Berbers accepted Islam as well as Arab culture and language, but they still prefer to differentiate themselves from the Arab population. They are devoted to Islam and most are Sunni Muslim.

 Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Most Arabic-speaking Algerians have yet to hear the gospel. Few Christians live among them and few churches exist to reach them. Pray that Christians who are called to reach these people will follow God to plant churches and creatively proclaim the gospel in Eurasia.

To join in reaching Algerian Arabs visit Live Dead.

 Sustainability // The Bigger Story

Engaging and reaching unreached peoples begins with understanding the need. The Jonah Initiative exists to inform Christians that the world is full of people like the Ninevites. The Jonah Initiative explains how, “The Muslim world is our present-day Nineveh.” As people begin to understand the need for a Christian witness in the Muslim world, pray for a burden to reach the Arabic-speaking Algerians in Morocco.

 Partnership // Move Beyond

Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:

  • Pray for the many Arabic-speaking Algerians in Eurasia who need to hear the good news of Jesus.
  • Pray that those God has called to minister among these people will be protected and anointed by the Holy Spirit to be effective witnesses.
  • Pray for wisdom and creativity in church planting efforts.
  • Pray that a complete Bible will be published in their language

Interested in more opportunities? Visit the Wide Open website.

Joshua HuverAlgerian, Arabic-speaking in North Africa