Arab, Tunisian in Canada


Population
6,800
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

Most information about Arabs in Canada is general; it seldom distinguishes those from Tunisia from those from other Arabic speaking nations. Because Arabs have often been allowed into Canada as war refugees, there are fewer Tunisians than Arabs from places that are less peaceful.


Where Are they Located?

Most Arabs in Canada live either in Ontario or Quebec. Tunisians often live in the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, or Toronto. They do not tend to have their own separate settlements within these cities.


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.


What Are Their Beliefs?

A good percentage of Arabs who flee the Arabic-speaking countries are Christians. But in Tunisia, there are almost no Christians among the Arab population. Almost all Tunisian Arabs are Sunni Muslims, though not all of them practice Islam. Some are more devout than others.


What Are Their Needs?

Those who follow Christ could see Him glorified among Tunisian Arab Muslims by helping them develop useful job skills in Canada. There is religious freedom in Canada, so Tunisian Arab Muslims could hear and respond to the gospel in that nation. Tunisian Arabs have a much better chance of hearing about Christ than they would in Tunisia, but someone needs to go to them!


Prayer Points

* Pray for Christ's followers to take up the challenge to help Tunisian Arabs to get the job training they need to find employment in Canada.
* Pray that Tunisian Arabs will have the chance to embrace Jesus Christ, their only hope.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Tunisian Arabs to spread throughout Canada and Tunisia.


References

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/thousands-of-tunisians-cast-ballots-in-canada-1.1040218
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Tunisian_emigrants_to_Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007009-eng.htm
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arabs/


Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Arab, Tunisian
People Name in Country Arab, Tunisian
Population in Canada 6,800
World Population 10,855,600
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Least-Reached Yes
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Alternate Names Tunisian Arab
People ID 15641
ROP3 Code 110285

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Arabic, Tunisian Spoken (6,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: aeb   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Tunisian Spoken (6,800 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: aeb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, Tunisian Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1903-1928)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
 
Possible Print Bibles
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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, Tunisian Spoken
General Four Spiritual Laws
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Arabic Tunisian New Testament
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
Unknown
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.10 %
Ethnic Religions
Unknown
Hinduism
Unknown
Islam
99.90 %
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: Tarek   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Global Prayer Digest 
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