Egyptian Arab in Canada


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Main Language
Largest Religion
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

Ancient Egypt was one of the world's great civilizations. Dynasties of pharaohs ruled Egypt from 3200 B.C. to 341 B.C. Egypt fell to the Persian Arab Muslim conquest in 640 A.D. Arabs, who introduced Islam and the Arabic language to Egypt in the seventh century, ruled for the next six centuries. Ottoman Turks conquered the country in 1517.
After the completion of the Suez Canal in 1869, Egypt became an important transportation hub, but fell heavily into debt. To protect its investments, Britain seized control of Egypt from 1882 until 1914. They granted full sovereignty to Egypt after World War II.
Not many Egyptians live in Canada. The few who are there began to arrive in 1985 when the Canadian government offered incentives for wealthy Egyptians to live in their country. There was also a small influx after the 2011 Arab Spring. Egyptians in Canada are most likely to be found in Montreal or Ontario.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Some of the Egyptians in Canada arrived because they could not make a living in Egypt. Commonly they are uber drivers. Others are wealthy investors. They tend to be religiously and culturally conservative. There are also college students among them. Egyptians have made their mark on Canadian society through literature, sports and the arts.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Islam became the state religion of Egypt in 1980. The majority of Egyptian Arabs are either Shafi, Maliki or Hanafi Sunni Muslim. Sunni Muslims make up a large minority of Egyptians in Canada. There are more Coptic Christians among them in that northern country.
Copts brought Christianity to Egypt very early, where it remained for 1,000 years as the primary religion. Even today, the great majority of the Christian population are still members of the Coptic Church. Evangelical Christians are a small percentage.


What Are Their Needs?

Those who follow Christ must have love and boldness to be a witness to other Egyptians. With a growing missionary vision, the Egyptian Church has the potential to reach both fellow Egyptians and Arabic speaking people groups in other countries for Christ. The Church is limited by lack of training opportunities, experience and funds. If additional resources are provided, church planters are willing to go.


Prayer Points

Pray that Egyptian Christ followers would become a mighty missionary movement for the Lord.
Pray for Egyptian Arabs to have spiritual hunger and a discernment that will lead them to the cross and the empty grave.
Pray for Egyptian Arab Christians to put their faith in the Risen Christ rather any religious institution.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Egyptian in Canada.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Canadians
https://dbpedia.org/page/Egyptian_Canadians
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOl7KOLioZs
https://egyptmigrations.com/migrantsincanadaexhibit/
https://activehistory.ca/2017/10/conversations-in-egypt-why-emigrate-why-canada/
https://pelicanmigration.com/migrate-to-canada-from-egypt/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Egyptian
People Name in Country Arab, Egyptian
Natural Name Egyptian Arab
Pronunciation ee-GYP-shun AE-rub
Alternate Names Egyptian Arab
Population this Country 38,000
Population all Countries 78,032,000
Total Countries 35
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11722
ROP3 Code 102879
ROP25 Code 300399
ROP25 Name Arab, Egyptian
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Toronto (Mississauga), Montreal (Saint-Laurent)   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country Canada
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Toronto (Mississauga), Montreal (Saint-Laurent).   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.50 %)
56.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
44.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian (38,000 speakers)
Language Code arz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian (38,000 speakers)
Language Code arz   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Egyptian

Primary Language:  Arabic, Egyptian

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1905-2007)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1932)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2021)
YouVersion NT (www.bible.com) Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online Audio Scripture Talking Bibles
Audio Recordings Recorded oral Bible Oral Bibles
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio Jesus Film Project
Film / Video God's Story video God's Story
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Egyptian Spoken Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Magdalena video Jesus Film Project
Film / Video Rock International: King of Glory Rock International
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children Jesus Film Project
Film / Video The Hope Video Mars Hill Media
Film / Video World Christian Videos World Christian Videos
General Biblical answers to your questions Got Questions Ministry
General Four Spiritual Laws Campus Crusade for Christ
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app direct APK download SIL
Mobile App Android Bible app: Arabic, Egyptian Spoken YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
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