Comorian in France

The Comorian have only been reported in France
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Introduction / History

Comorians are a blend of settlers from the past: Iranian traders, mainland Africans, Arabs and Malagasy. Because of poor economic conditions, the Comoro Islands receive monetary and technical support from other countries. Some Comorians move elsewhere to earn a living. The Comoro Islands were a French colony between 1841 and 1975, so it's much easier for Comorians to go to France than other Western nations.
The Comorians in France gravitate to urban centers like Paris, Marseille, Seine-Saint-Denis, Lyon, and Dunkerque. They are among many other African migrants who also live in this highly urbanized country.
In the 1960s, there was a desperate need for cheap, unskilled workers in Marseilles. Comorians filled this void, and few have returned home. Today there are Comorians who are the grandchildren of those who came in the 1960s.

What Are Their Lives Like?

Most live in Marseille, where they try to blend in and not call attention to themselves. Commonly they have low paying jobs.
France’s Comorians maintain ties to their homeland. They raise money for schools and hospitals in the Comoro Islands.

What Are Their Beliefs?

The vast majority of Comorians are Sunni Muslims, though some became Christians during the latter half of the 1990s. A few have converted to Hinduism.
Local legends claim that Islam came to the Comoros during the days of the Prophet Mohammed, suggesting that the people identify with Islam. Islam probably came to the Comoro Islands with Muslim traders, just as it had in many other parts of Africa and Asia. There have been powerful Comorian leaders in both the 1700s and the 1900s who have actively tried to see their subjects convert to Islam.
Today the Comorians in the Comoro Island and France are Muslim. However, France is a very secular environment, and that mindset could be affecting Comorians. Comorians in France are either depending on following the ways of Islam or forsaking religion altogether. Neither group has put their faith in Jesus Christ.

What Are Their Needs?

Comorians come from a rural part of the world, and those who live in France have a desperate need to learn trades that are useful in an urban country. Those who live in France often live in ghetto-like conditions because of their poverty.

Prayer Points

Pray for believers with good job skills to make it their ministry to train Comorians the skills they need in urban France.
Pray for the Comorians to open their hearts to Jesus Christ, the one who is both Savior and Lord.
Pray they will understand that he came to give them life to the full.
Pray for the few Comorian believers to be salt and light to their neighbors, leading others to Christ.

Scripture Prayers for the Comorian, other in France.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Comorian, other
People Name in Country Comorian, other
Natural Name Comorian
Pronunciation kuh-MOHR-ee-un
Alternate Names
Population this Country 97,000
Population all Countries 97,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per
Pioneer Workers Needed 2
People ID 19179
ROP3 Code 116101
ROP25 Code 301826
ROP25 Name Comorian
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country France
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Map of Comorian, other in France
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
100.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Comorian, Maore (97,000 speakers)
Language Code swb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Comorian, Maore (97,000 speakers)
Language Code swb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Comorian, Maore

Primary Language:  Comorian, Maore

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1983)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1994-2021)
Bible-Complete No
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Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Comorian, Maore Jesus Film Project
General Scripture Earth Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
General YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App Android Bible app: Comorian, Maore YouVersion Bibles
Mobile App iOS Bible app: Comorian, Maore YouVersion Bibles
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Map Source People Group location: Recherches-internationales. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
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