Arab, Moroccan in Denmark


Population
5,300
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Cultures mix through the centuries, and Morocco is no exception. The Arabs in that country have been influenced by local Berbers tribes in such a way that they are different than Arabs who live further east in the Levant region of the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula. They might share the basics of the Arabic language, but there is a cultural difference between these Moroccans and Arabs from non-Berberized countries.


Where Are they Located?

Though the vast majority of Moroccan Arabs live in Morocco, there is a sizeable Moroccan diaspora. They are in many European countries, especially France and Spain. Few of them live in Denmark, but these few still need to hear that Christ paid for their sins. Most likely, the few Moroccan Arabs in Denmark live in urban centers like Copenhagen.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Moroccans have gone to various European countries for decades, usually as guest workers. There are some from Morocco’s elite in Europe as well. A large number of refugees from Arabic speaking countries have been arriving in northern European countries in the last couple of years. Moroccans who want to come to Europe now usually come illegally.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Moroccan Arabs are devoted to Sunni Islam. To most of them, becoming Christian would be a betrayal of their family and nation. Such deviant behavior would not be tolerated.


What Are Their Needs?

Moroccan Arabs in Denmark need job training skills and language skills that will help them to earn an honest living in Europe.


Prayer Points

* Ask God to call out prayer teams who will begin breaking up the spiritual soil through intercession.
* Several mission agencies have focused on the Arabized Berbers living in European nations. Pray that God will use them to open the eyes of the Moroccan Arabs to the glory of the Risen Savior.
* There are some Berbers in North Africa that have embraced Christ, and now live in Europe. Pray that God will call some of these to reach out to the Moroccan Arabs in Denmark.
* Pray for the Holy Spirit to birth a cascading discipleship movement among the Arabs in Europe for God's glory.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13819/DA
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13819/MO
https://www.reddit.com/r/arabs/comments/2ie8hw/stereotypes_about_moroccans_what_are_they_and_why/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_diaspora
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/08/135829/denmark-former-boxer-kills-his-moroccan-wife/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabs_in_Denmark


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arab, Moroccan
People Name in Country Arab, Moroccan
Population in Denmark 5,300
World Population 21,969,100
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
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
Country Denmark
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Denmark
Region Western Europe
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (5,300 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Moroccan Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Moroccan Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes   (1902-1952)
Bible-New Testament Yes   (1932-2012)
Bible-Complete Yes   (1963–1973)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
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 Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Oral Bible stories in Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
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
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Moroccan Standard Translation
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.40 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
0.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
100.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source Jacques Bismuth   Creative Commons  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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