Arab, Iraqi in New Zealand

Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

A small number of Iraqis live in New Zealand. Some came from Iraq to live and some were born in New Zealand. Some are Christians though most are followers of Islam. The Arab Iraqis are the most numerous Arab Middle East migrants in New Zealand.

Most Iraqis living in New Zealand arrived after the Gulf War in the early 1990s. Most Iraqis live in Auckland and Wellington. Many of them are well educated. The Iraqis in North Shore, Auckland are growing in numbers.

When the Iraqis first came to New Zealand it was difficult to get employment. This century many of them have become self-employed. The Iraqis in New Zealand like to keep their culture. They speak Arabic, English and some of them speak other languages too here.

There are Iraqi clinics and Iraqi industrial businesses in New Zealand.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Iraqi Christians will lead their Iraqi neighbors to salvation.
* Pray that the troubles in Iraq will lead them to seek and come to Jesus Christ.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Arab, Iraqi
People Name in Country Arab, Iraqi
Population in New Zealand 2,600
World Population 17,132,400
Total Countries 24
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
Alternate Names Arab, Mesopotamian Speakers, Arab-Mesopotamian, Iraqi Arab, Iraqi Arabs, Mesopotamian Spoken, North Iraqi Arab
People ID 12247
ROP3 Code 104056
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (2,600 speakers)   (People group listing)
Language Code: acm   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (2,600 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: acm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions No
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Audio Recordings General Ministry Resources
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
Film / Video Psalm of David 96 (
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - David Psalm 23 (
Film / Video The Lamp on the Stand (
Film / Video The Lost Coin (
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
97.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source: James Gordon   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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