Arab, Moroccan in Canada


Population
31,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Moroccans began arriving in Canada in the 1960s seeking employment. More arrived in the 1990s. Recently the Moroccans in Canada have become more organized, and they now have at least 20 organizations in that country.


Where Are they Located?

The first Moroccans to move to Canada settled in Quebec Province. Today there are settlements in the cities of Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa, according to Wikipedia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Arabs in Canada are twice as likely as Canadian natives to have a college degree. Yet there is a higher unemployment rate for people of Arab descent. Arabs in Canada tend to have lower incomes than the Canadian locals. On the positive side, Arabs in Canada tend to have a strong identity with their new nation.

A number of Moroccans have made their mark in Canada in the entertainment industry. Canadians have been amused by Moroccan comedians and enjoyed Moroccan singers and actors.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Virtually all of the Moroccan Arabs are Sunni Muslim. There were churches in Morocco before the advent of Islam in the 600s, but after that, Moroccan Arabs have been solidly Muslim. There are many strong believers in Canada, including some who speak Arabic, who can take the gospel to Moroccan Arabs in their midst. This is an excellent opportunity to reach this unreached people group.


What Are Their Needs?

Those who follow Christ could see Him glorified among Moroccan Arab Muslims by helping them develop useful job skills for Canada's urban setting. There is religious freedom in Canada so Moroccan Arabs have a much better chance of hearing about Christ than they would in their own country. Someone needs to go to them!


Prayer Points

* Ask the Holy Spirit to give the few Moroccan Arab believers boldness to share the love of Christ with their friends and families.
* Pray that God will call forth teams of intercessors who will faithfully stand in the gap for Moroccan Arabs in Canada.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Moroccan Arabs in Canada.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Moroccan Arabs to Christian materials like the JESUS Film and the Bible.


References

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_Canadians
http://moroccan.ca/
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007009-eng.htm
http://www.immigroup.com/news/where-do-arabs-live-canada
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arabs/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zNzvgaxpWg


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Arab, Moroccan
People Name in Country Arab, Moroccan
Population in Canada 31,000
World Population 21,952,100
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Arabized Berber, Jemmari, Maghreb Arab, Maghrebi Arab, Maghrib Arab, Moroccan Arab, Moroccan Arab-Berber, Moroccan Arabized Berber
People ID 13819
ROP3 Code 106804

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (31,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ary   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (31,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: ary   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1902-1952)
New Testament Yes   (1932-2012)
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
General Bible Visuals
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Moroccan Standard Translation
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.03 %)
0.13 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
99.87 %
Non-Religious
Unknown
Other / Small
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source: Jacques Bismuth   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
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