• PEOPLE NAME: TAMASHEQ OF MAURITANIA

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Tuareg

Language: Tamasheq - (taq)

Alternate Name(s): Tuareg, Kidal

Primary Religion: Islam - Other / Marginal

Country: Mauritania

Also found in: Burkina Faso; Mali; Niger

Population: 123,000

Global Population: 711,500


PEID: 13590

ROP: 110232

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Tamasheq of Mauritania, numbering 123,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tuareg people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 711,500 in 4 countries. Their primary language is Tamasheq. The primary religion practiced by the 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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