Arab, Iraqi in Australia





Largest Religion


Introduction / History

The Arab Iraqis form the largest Iraqi people group in Iraq and they as well as other Iraqis have come to live in Australia.

Ever since the Gulf War of 1991, many Iraqis have come to live in Australia under the Humanitarian program. The coming against the Shia in Iraq also led to many Iraqi Arabs coming to Australia after 1991.

Many Iraqis came to Australia in the 1980s because of the Iran-Iraq war. After the Gulf War of 1991, some refugees lived in processing camps, sometimes for five years before being allowed to live in Australia.

The immigration of Iraqis to Australia grew larger from 1992 to 1995. Lately most of the Iraqis have come here under the Family and Skilled Migration categories. Some of them looked for refugee status after they came to Australia and they have remained while their cases were looked into.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most of the Iraqis speak Arabic and only a few speak English, showing that there are a lot of immigrants among them who have arrived lately. Many of them are under 35 years of age. Men and women usually work as laborers and in the manufacturing industry. Nearly a quarter of the Iraqis do professional work. The Iraqi people are given support by organizations like the Iraqi Forum. Their religious and cultural associations help them too.

The places where there are a notable number of Iraqis are Sydney and Melbourne. The religion of the Arab Iraqis is Islam and there are both Shia and Sunni Muslims living in Australia.

What Are Their Beliefs?

In the state of Victoria, only about thirty percent are Muslims with the majority being Christians.

Prayer Points

* Pray that the Iraqi Christians in Australia will give the gospel message to the Arab Iraqis in this country leading to these Arabs giving their lives to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Arab, Iraqi
People Name in Country Arab, Iraqi
Population in Australia 46,000
World Population 16,374,000
Countries 24
Progress Scale 1.2
Least-Reached Yes
Indigenous Yes
Alternate Names Arab, Mesopotamian Speakers, Arab-Mesopotamian, Iraqi Arab, Iraqi Arabs, Mesopotamian Spoken, North Iraqi Arab
Affinity Bloc Arab World
People Cluster Arab, Levant
People Name General Arab, Iraqi
Ethnic Code CMT30
People ID 12247
Languages & Dialects on file:  1  (up to 20 largest shown)
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (46,000)
Languages & Dialects (speakers if known) - up to 20 shown
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken 46,000
For Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Format
Arabic Bibles Online Audio Recordings
Audio Bible teaching (GRN) Audio Recordings
Bible-in-Your-Language Text / Printed Matter
Four Spiritual Laws General
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
General Ministry Resources Audio Recordings
Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Film / Video
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
96.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
0.0 %
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: James Gordon   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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