Arab, Iraqi in United Kingdom


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Introduction / History

The Iraqi Arabs descended from a people group cluster called the Levant Arabs. The Levant Arabs originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. "Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Iraqi, Jordanian, Palestinian, Arabic Jewish, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs.

Most scholars consider Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula to be the original Arabs. The Arabian culture was developed by tribes of nomads and villagers who lived in the Arabian Desert for many centuries. It was also from there that Arab migrations began, eventually leading to the expansion of the Arab world. Modern day Iraq is the home of the ancient Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian empires. Iraq was occupied by Britain during World War I. In 1932, Iraq gained its independence.

Since the 1940s, the UK has allowed many Iraqis, especially political dissidents, to live in their nation. There have been waves of Iraqis coming to the UK.


Where Are they Located?

Most live in Greater London.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Iraqi population in the UK has been there longer than Iraqis have been in other parts of Europe. Many of Iraqis who entered England in past decades were part of the elite, well-educated communities. These people have re-established their lives in the UK, but there are more Iraqis moving there in recent years.


What Are Their Beliefs?

A little over half of the Iraqi Arabs are Shi'ite Muslims, and most of the rest of them are Sunni Muslims. There is a small minority that adheres to traditional forms of Christianity.

Since 2003, the UK has absorbed more refugees from war in Iraq. At different times each of three different religious groups have had to flee for safety.


What Are Their Needs?

Muslim Iraqis in the UK need to experience the saving grace of Jesus Christ, and the hope of his resurrection victory.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Iraqi in United Kingdom.

* Pray that believers in the UK will lead Iraqis to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that they will read the Bible and be attracted to Jesus, realizing that he is the Christ and give their lives to him.
* Pray for a disciple making movement to begin among Iraqi Arabs in Europe.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12247/IZ
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Iraqis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_diaspora_in_Europe
https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/09/world/middleeast/iraq-migrants-refugees-europe.html?_r=0
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Arabs


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arab, Iraqi
People Name in Country Arab, Iraqi
World Population 16,110,000
Total Countries 23
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Arab, Mesopotamian Speakers, Arab-Mesopotamian, Iraqi Arab, Iraqi Arabs, Mesopotamian Spoken, North Iraqi Arab
People ID 12247
ROP3 Code 104056
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country United Kingdom
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (43,000 speakers)
Language Code acm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (43,000 speakers)
Language Code acm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes
Bible-New Testament Yes
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
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
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
Film / Video Stories of the Prophets - Music Video - David Psalm 23
Film / Video The Lamp on the Stand
Film / Video The Lost Coin (Eng Sub)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.20 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
97.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
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 Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more