• PEOPLE NAME: TIMBUKTU TAMASHEQ OF MALI

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Tuareg

Language: Tamasheq - (taq)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Mali

Also found in: Burkina Faso; Mauritania; Niger

Population: 413,000

Global Population: 706,000


PEID: 13572

ROP: 110232

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Timbuktu Tamasheq of Mali, numbering 413,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tuareg people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 706,000 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Tamasheq. The primary religion practiced by the Timbuktu Tamasheq is Other Islamic, which includes a number of sects that emerged out of Islam such as Ibadhi, Ahmadi, Alevi, Yazidi, and Khariji.


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