Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Tuareg

Language: Tayart Tamajeq - (thz)

Alternate Name(s): Kel Air

Primary Religion: Islam - Folk Islam

Country: Niger

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Population: 187,000

Global Population: 187,000

PEID: 13593

ROP: 100549

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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

Overview: The Asben Tuareg of Niger, numbering 187,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Tuareg people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. This people group is only found in Niger. Their primary language is Tayart Tamajeq. The primary religion practiced by the Asben Tuareg 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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