Arab, Kuwait in Canada

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Most of the Kuwaitis in Canada are college students. They come to Canada to receive a good education in medicine and other high level studies. Their numbers are increasing, and Canadians are also beginning to attend universities in Kuwait. In addition to studying, Kuwaitis like to celebrate their own holidays like National Day, held on February 25-26. This is Kuwait's independence day, and some of them celebrate by building snowmen, something which they cannot do in hot, dry Kuwait.

Ministry Obstacles

There are two main obstacles to Kuwaitis in Canada hearing and responding to the gospel. First of all, they identify with Islam as their heart religion, even if they don't practice it. Islam is a key part of their identity. Secondly, Kuwaitis in Canada have large amounts of money, a situation which makes it hard for them to accept new ideas.

Outreach Ideas

Canadian believers can join Kuwaitis in their celebrations, and offer them the JESUS Film and other appropriate materials. The two nations are friendly with one another, so Canadians are welcome in Kuwait. Canadian believers can probably share gospel materials with Kuwaitis they meet in Kuwait, so long as they do it discreetly.

Pray for the Followers of Christ

There are a couple of Kuwaiti believers in Canada. Pray that they will become stronger in their faith and in the fruit of the Holy Spirit so they can be prepared to give an answer when Muslims question them.

Pray for the Entire People Group

* Pray that despite their wealth and relatively easy life that Kuwaiti Arabs will knock, seek, and find the Savior.
* Pray for strong friendships to develop between Kuwaiti Muslims and Canadian believers that will lead to opportunities to share Christ.
* Pray that Kuwaiti Muslims will use the freedom of Canada to find out about Jesus.

Profile Source:   Global Prayer Digest 

People Name General Arab, Arabic Gulf Spoken
People Name in Country Arab, Kuwait
Population in Canada 1,100
World Population 2,652,400
Total Countries 5
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names Arabic, Gulf Spoken, Gulf Arab, Kuwaiti, Qatari Arab, Saudi Arab
People ID 18800
ROP3 Code 114491

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken (1,100 speakers)
Language Code afb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken (1,100 speakers)
Language Code afb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Gulf Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Gulf Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Recordings Resources
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.80 %)
1.90 %
Ethnic Religions
98.10 %
Other / Small
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
Photo Source Richard Messenger  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Global Prayer Digest 
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