Egyptian Arab in New Zealand


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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.
Egypt is the most rapidly growing country in the Arab world, and with limited arable land, resources are overtaxed, and society is stressed. For that reason, there is a large Egyptian diaspora that has migrated to other parts of the world, especially the wealthy Gulf states like Saudi Arabia. Others have migrated to English speaking countries such as Canada, the United States, Australia, and a small number in New Zealand.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are good relations between the governments of Egypt and New Zealand. Though they are few in number, Egyptian citizens in New Zealand are eager to maintain ties with the old country by voting at a distance. Culturally they are at home in New Zealand's English speaking world. Typically, Egyptians in New Zealand are well-educated and hold high paying professional jobs.


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 Egyptians in New Zealand remain Sunni Muslim.
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 both in Egypt and in New Zealand.


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 in New Zealand.
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 New Zealand.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_New_Zealanders
https://www.stats.govt.nz/tools/2018-census-ethnic-group-summaries/egyptian
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/10/21/egyptian-new-zealander-ties-are-long-standing-and-warm-nz-defence-minister/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/45335/Egyptians-in-New-Zealand-flock-to-cast-ballots-in-2018
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/09/14/trade-exchange-between-egypt-nz-reaches-nz424-260m-by-july-2022/


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 1,300
Population all Countries 78,032,000
Total Countries 35
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 4
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 11722
ROP3 Code 102879
ROP25 Code 300399
ROP25 Name Arab, Egyptian
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country New Zealand
Region Australia and Pacific
Continent Oceania
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 4.00 %)
16.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
83.50 %
Non-Religious
0.50 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian (1,300 speakers)
Language Code arz   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Egyptian (1,300 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
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
Mobile App Download audio Bible app from Google Play Store Faith Comes by Hearing
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