Arab, Jordanian in France


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Introduction / History

Jordan is at the crossroads of the Middle East and has served to connect Asia, Africa, and Europe as a conduit for trade and communications from ancient times until now. In 1920, Jordan was established under the name "Transjordan" as a British mandate, and Abdullah I was made king. Jordan was granted independence from the British in 1946, when the name of the country was officially changed to the "Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan." King Hussein ruled from 1953 until his death in February of 1999. His eldest son, King Abdullah II assumed the throne.

In 1948, thousands of Palestinians were displaced from their homelands and became refugees in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. In the Six-Day War of 1967, Jordan lost the West Bank, which resulted in the displacement of large numbers of these refugees into Jordan, on the east side of the Jordan River. Today more than half of the total population of Jordan is Palestinian, many as refugees. Most have the rights of Jordanian citizenship, and little distinction is made between them and native Jordanian Arabs.


Where Are they Located?

Arab Muslims in France tend to live in their own ghettos in Paris, Marseille, and other urban centers.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Jordanian Arabs began to come to France after WWII, and since that time, they have become well settled with new lives and careers. In general, Arab Muslims are not fully integrated into French society.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Jordanian Arabs are Sunni Muslims, but some are rather secular. Christians account for a small percentage of the Jordanian population, but they are usually traditional Christians rather than evangelical.


What Are Their Needs?

Jordanian Arab Muslims need the hope of the resurrection. There can only be a good resurrection by siding with Jesus Christ, and allowing him to rule them as king.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Jordanian in France.

* Ask God to protect the small number of evangelical believers and help them to grow strong in him.
* Pray that Jordanian Muslims in France will see the glory of the Lord, and respond to him with loving devotion.
* Pray for a powerful disciple making movement to emerge in France among the Arabic speaking peoples.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabs_in_Europe
https://www.internations.org/france-expats/jordanians


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arab, Jordanian
People Name in Country Arab, Jordanian
World Population 4,381,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Arab, Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian, Jordanian Arab, Palestinian Arab
People ID 12368
ROP3 Code 104301
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Primary Language Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (5,000 speakers)
Language Code ajp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (5,000 speakers)
Language Code ajp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, South Levantine Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, South Levantine Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1940-1973)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
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)
Film / Video God's Way: 10. Isa & the Victory Over Death - ArabSub
Film / Video God's Way: 6. Musa & the Blood of Sacrifice - ArabSub
Film / Video God's Way: 6. Musa & the Blood of Sacrifice - EngSub
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
2.50 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
96.50 %
Non-Religious
1.00 %
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 The Masters View / Howard Erickson 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more