Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken in Canada


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Largest Religion
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Introduction

Most of the Arabs in Canada are college students. They come to Canada to receive a good education in medicine and other high level studies. Their numbers are increasing, and Canadians are also beginning to attend universities in Arab countries. In addition to studying, they like to celebrate their own holidays. For example, Kuwaiti Arabs celebrate National Day, held on February 25-26. This is Kuwait's independence day, and some of them celebrate by building snowmen, something which they cannot do in hot, dry Kuwait.


Ministry Obstacles

There are two main obstacles to Arabs in Canada hearing and responding to the gospel. First of all, they identify with Islam as their heart religion, even if they don't practice it. Islam is a key part of their identity. Secondly, Arabs in Canada have large amounts of money, a situation which makes it hard for them to accept new ideas.


Outreach Ideas

Pray the Lord will start a movement of Arab families experiencing God's blessings. Canadian believers can join Arabs in their celebrations, and offer them the JESUS Film and other appropriate materials. Canadian believers can probably share gospel materials with Arabs they meet while traveling to Gulf countries, so long as they do it discreetly.


Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a couple of Arab believers in Canada. Pray that they will become stronger in their faith and in the fruit of the Holy Spirit so they can be prepared to give an answer when Muslims question them.


Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that despite their wealth and relatively easy life that Arabs will knock, seek, and find the Savior.
* Pray for strong friendships to develop between Muslims and Canadian believers that will lead to opportunities to share Christ.
* Pray that Muslims will use the freedom of Canada to find out about Jesus.


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken
People Name in Country Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken
World Population 8,183,300
Total Countries 12
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
Alternate Names Al-Hasaa, Arab, Arab, Gulf Arabic Speaking, Bahraini Arab, Emirian, Gulf Arab, Gulf Arabic Speaking, Gulf Arabs, Gulf Speaking, Iranian Arab, Saudi Arab
People ID 10376
ROP3 Code 100427
Country Canada
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Canada
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken (76,000 speakers)
Language Code afb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken (76,000 speakers)
Language Code afb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Gulf Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Gulf Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Recordings Resources
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
1.90 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
98.10 %
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 Richard Messenger  Creative Commons 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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