Icelander in Spain


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

The ethnic group we call “Icelanders” have a narrow gene pool. Most are descended from the Vikings who settled there around 1000 and the captives they brought from the British Isles.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most Icelanders in Spain are tourists who come for the sun and warmer climate during the brutally cold winters of the north. A small number have settled in Spain.

Icelanders are known to enjoy grilling and barbequing all year long, despite how cold it might be. Their foods are rich in fish, but they enjoy meats when they are available. Often their food is pickled or smoked. They also enjoy public baths, especially when it involves warm water. Clothes are optional in many cases, much like in the Scandinavian countries.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Icelanders became Roman Catholic in 1000AD, then protestant during the Reformation. They are usually Lutheran, but like most Europeans, secularism largely affects their spiritual beliefs.


What Are Their Needs?

Icelanders need to put Jesus Christ first in their lives. They need to allow his teachings to guide them.


Prayer Points

Pray for a Holy Spirit directed revival to turn the hearts of Icelanders to Jesus Christ and him crucified.

Pray for Icelander disciples to make more disciples no matter where they live.

Pray for the Lord to reform and direct the decisions of their churches.


Scripture Prayers for the Icelander in Spain.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Icelandic_expatriate_sportspeople_in_Spain

https://www.expat.com/en/network/icelander/in/8-spain/

https://www.icelandreview.com/travel/icelanders-flock-to-tenerife-to-find-sunshine-more-icelanders/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Icelanders

https://guidetoiceland.is/history-culture/the-10-weirdest-things-about-icelanders


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Icelander
People Name in Country Icelander
Alternate Names
Population this Country 1,000
Population all Countries 420,000
Total Countries 7
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 12174
ROP3 Code 103943
ROP25 Code 303137
ROP25 Name Icelander
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Spain
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
85.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
15.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Icelandic (1,000 speakers)
Language Code isl   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Icelandic (1,000 speakers)
Language Code isl   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Icelandic
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Profile Source Joshua Project 
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