Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Finland


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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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 Finland, but these few still need to hear that Christ paid for their sins. Most likely, the few Moroccan Arabs in Finland 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 Finland need job training and language skills that will help them to earn an honest living in Europe.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Finland.

* 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 Finland.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong disciple making movements among each Arabic-speaking community in Finland.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/13819/FI
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


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
People Name in Country Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
World Population 27,716,000
Total Countries 21
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 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 Finland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Finland
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (1,000 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (1,000 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 No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text 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 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)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
General Bible Visuals
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Moroccan Standard Translation
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.08 %)
0.11 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.89 %
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 Joshua Project 
Profile Source Keith Carey  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more