Egyptian Arab in Lebanon


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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.
Egypt is the most rapidly growing country in the Arab world. With limited arable land and overtaxed resources, Egyptian society is stressed. For that reason, there is an Egyptian diaspora that has migrated to other parts of the world. Migration from Egypt mainly started in the 1970s and 1980s. Before that, the few who migrated were from well-educated communities. After that time, poor Egyptians have moved to the West (Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand) as workers. Those who have migrated to Arabic-speaking countries like Lebanon have done so intending to return to Egypt. Because of their ongoing economic problems, Lebanon is an Arabic speaking country where Egyptians are least likely to go for work.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In times of unrest and economic hardship in Egypt, workers migrate in search of a better future despite considerable risks; they often work on building sites, and in factories, restaurants and shops. They sometimes face abuse and deportation. Some Egyptians who earn low wages in Arabic-speaking countries face resentment because of their nationality. Arabs fear "Egyptianization" since Egypt dominates the media, language and culture of the Arabic speaking world.


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. Most retain these beliefs when they live in Lebanon.
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, much like the Lebanese majority.


What Are Their Needs?

Many have experienced poverty in Egypt, which has prompted migration, and placed them at greater risk of exploitation.
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 among Arab Muslims.
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 Lebanon.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_diaspora
https://www.quora.com/How-do-Lebanese-people-view-Egyptians


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 79,000
Population all Countries 78,032,000
Total Countries 35
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11722
ROP3 Code 102879
ROP25 Code 300399
ROP25 Name Arab, Egyptian
Country Lebanon
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Lebanon
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
13.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
86.00 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian (79,000 speakers)
Language Code arz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian (79,000 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)
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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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