Arab, Iraqi in Canada


Population
37,000
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In recent years, Iraqis living in Canada have increased in numbers. The Iran-Iraq war caused many Iraqis to come to Canada. The Gulf War of 1991 caused more Iraqis to come here. Since 2006 more have come to Canada probably due to the situation in Iraq since 2003 Most of them have gone to live in French speaking Quebec. In addition to French they speak Arabic and English among other languages in Canada.

Though the Iraqis in Canada are well educated, more than half are unemployed. Of those who are employed, most are professionals or office workers. A lot look at themselves as being Arabs and they like to keep the Arabic language. Many Iraqis born in Canada cannot speak Arabic but can understand it. Iraqis here prefer to marry among their own people group.

Most Iraqis in Canada are Muslims or Christians. Most of the Muslims are Sunni. There is an Iraqi community center in Montreal that helps Iraqis to get used to living in Canada. Men and women among the Iraqis are treated equally here unlike in many Arab countries.

There are well known Iraqis living in Canada, some of whom were born in Canada but are descended from Iraqis.


Prayer Points

* Pray that Iraqi Christians lead Iraqi Arabs in Canada to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that the unemployment situation amongst Iraqis in Canada will lead them to seek Jesus Christ.


References

en.wikipedia.org./wiki/iraqi canadian


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Arab, Iraqi
People Name in Country Arab, Iraqi
Population in Canada 37,000
World Population 17,683,700
Total Countries 24
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Arab, Mesopotamian Speakers, Arab-Mesopotamian, Iraqi Arab, Iraqi Arabs, Mesopotamian Spoken, North Iraqi Arab
People ID 12247
ROP3 Code 104056
Primary Language Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (37,000 speakers)
Language Code acm   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (37,000 speakers)
Language Code acm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
Film / Video Psalm of David 96 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - David Psalm 23 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Lamp on the Stand (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Lost Coin (Indigitube.tv)
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
0.20 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
99.80 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source James Gordon   Creative Commons  
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Anonymous  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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