The Arab Iraqis form the largest Iraqi people group in Iraq and they as well as other Iraqis have come to live in Australia.
Ever since the Gulf War of 1991, many Iraqis have come to live in Australia under the humanitarian program. The coming against the Shia in Iraq also led to many Iraqi Arabs coming to Australia after 1991.
Many Iraqis came to Australia in the 1980s because of the Iran-Iraq war. After the Gulf War of 1991, some refugees lived in processing camps, sometimes for five years before being allowed to live in Australia.
Immigration of Iraqis to Australia increased from 1992 to 1995. Lately most of the Iraqis have come here under the Family and Skilled Migration categories. Some of them looked for refugee status after they came to Australia and they have remained while their cases were looked into.
Most of the Iraqis speak Arabic and only a few speak English, showing that there are a lot of immigrants among them who have arrived lately. Many are under 35 years of age. Men and women usually work as laborers and in the manufacturing industry. Nearly a quarter of the Iraqis do professional work. The Iraqi people are given support by organizations like the Iraqi Forum. Their religious and cultural associations help them, too.
The places where there are a notable number of Iraqis are Sydney and Melbourne.
The religion of the Arab Iraqis is Islam and there are both Shia and Sunni Muslims living in Australia. In the state of Victoria, the majority of Iraqi-born individuals was majority Christian.
Pray that the Iraqi Christians in Australia will share the gospel message with these Iraqis and that they would give their lives to Jesus Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Iraqi in Australia.
|Profile Source: Anonymous|
|People Name General||Arab, Iraqi|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Iraqi|
|Natural Name||Iraqi Arab|
|Alternate Names||Arab, Mesopotamian Speakers; Arab-Mesopotamian; Iraqi Arab; Iraqi Arabs; Mesopotamian Spoken; North Iraqi Arab|
|Population this Country||72,000|
|Population all Countries||18,639,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||1|
|ROP25 Name||Arab, Iraqi|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (72,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||acm Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online||Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|Mobile App||Download audio Bible app as APK file||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|