Arab, Syrian in Turkey


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Introduction / History

The Levant Arabs originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. Today, several hundred thousand Levant Arabs live along the northern edges of the Arabian Desert. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran.

"Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: Jordanian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs. The Levant Arabs have had a close association with Islam throughout their history; and today, all of them except for the Arabic Jewish Arabs are Muslims. Most Levant Arabs speak an Arabic language called Arabiya, with varying local dialects. Others speak an Arabic language known as Mashriqi.

Levant Arabs are among the peoples who have fled the fighting in Syria for Turkey in hopes of finding a peaceful home.


Where Are they Located?

Syrian Arabs in Turkey are most likely to be found near the Syrian border.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The life of a refugee is very unhappy. Refugees have often lost just about everything, including family members. To a Syrian Muslim Arab, family is extremely important. When family members are either killed or missing, it is very traumatic for refugees.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Syrian Arabs are Sunni Muslims who are dedicated to the ways of Islam. There is a small minority that is part of traditional Christian groups.


What Are Their Needs?

Syrian Arabs in Turkey are seeking a safe home to work and raise their families. They need to live in a place where leaders are willing to bring peace and stability rather than rule by brute force like they are in Syria.


Prayer Points

* Pray that in this time of civil strife and sorrow Syrian Arabs will seek and find the Servant King.
* Pray for help for Syrian refugees in Turkey so they can get the services they need to eventually find a place of flourishing.
* Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to reach out and share the love of Christ with Syrian Arabs.
* Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for the Syrian Arabs in Turkey.
* Pray that their traditional Muslim culture will soften, creating open doors for the gospel to be preached among them.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among Syrian Arabs in Turkey.


References

https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/15152/TU
https://discipleallnations.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/30-prayer-points-to-guide-your-praying-for-turkey-during-ramadan/
http://www.migrationpolicy.org/research/syrian-refugees-turkey-long-road-ahead
http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/07/syrian-refugees-struggles-turkey-intensify-160717072943845.html
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/09/turkey-syria-united-states-seeks-more-military-cooperation.html


Profile Source:   Keith Carey  

People Name General Arab, Syrian
People Name in Country Arab, Syrian
World Population 16,557,500
Total Countries 36
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 11
Alternate Names Arab, Arab, Levantine, Lebanese Arab, Levantine Arab, Palestinian Arab, South Levantine, Syrian Arab
People ID 15152
ROP3 Code 109662
Country Turkey
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Turkey
Region Central Asia
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 31  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (570,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (570,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (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)
General God's Simple Plan
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.40 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.00 %
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
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Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Keith Carey  
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