Arab, Iraqi in Sweden


Population
91,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Iraqis are the second biggest minority peoples group living in Sweden after the Swedish Finns. The group has at least doubled since 2002 because of the war in Iraq causing them to leave their country and become refugees.

They live mainly in Stockholm, Malmo and Sodertalje. They speak Iraqi Arabic, Kurdish, Swedish, Neo Aramaic, Mandaic and Turkmen.

Though most have come to Sweden because of the Iraq war of this century, many came to Sweden in the last twenty years of the last century because of the Iran-Iraq war. Many Christians have come to live in Sweden because of persecution in Iraq since 2003. Sweden takes in more than half of the Iraqi asylum seekers wanting to live in Europe.

In 2006, Sweden allowed more protection to Iraqis than all the other EU countries put together. The generosity of Sweden meant many more Iraqis applying to live in Sweden. Because of so many of them coming to live in Sweden they are having to live in poor conditions. Many of the new Iraqi migrants are having to live in very crowded apartments, sometimes with as many as fifteen people.

Maybe because of all the distress, the Iraqi Christians could find the non-Iraqi Christians receptive to the Gospel message.


What Are Their Beliefs?

They are mainly Muslims, some Sunni, some Shia. Others follow Syriac Christianity. They have one of the largest Mandaean people groups in the world and they are followers of Mandaeism, a Gnostic religion.


References

en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Iraqis


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-03-06
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-04-12
People Name General Arab, Iraqi
People Name in Country Arab, Iraqi
Population in Sweden 91,000
World Population 17,120,400
Total Countries 24
Indigenous No
Least-Reached 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
Country Sweden
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Sweden
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (91,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: acm   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (91,000 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 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - David Psalm 23 (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Lamp on the Stand (Indigitube.tv)
Film / Video The Lost Coin (Indigitube.tv)
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
1.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
96.50 %
Non-Religious
0.50 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: James Gordon   Creative Commons  
Map Source: Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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