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Arab, Levant Cluster – People Groups
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Population Least Reached Progress Scale # Peoples by Ctry # Unreached Peoples % Peoples Unreached Primary Religion Ethnic Code Photo
Alawite2,064,000Y1 44100.0 % IslamCMT30P
Alawite
Arab, Iraqi17,684,000Y1 242395.8 % IslamCMT30P
Arab, Iraqi
Arab, Jordanian1,431,000Y1 1111100.0 % IslamCMT30P
Arab, Jordanian
Arab, Lebanese11,648,0002 4548.9 % IslamCMT30P
Arab, Lebanese
Arab, Maronite4003 100.0 % ChristianityCMT30 
Arab, Marsh250,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCMT30P
Arab, Marsh
Arab, North Iraqi9,100,000Y1 55100.0 % IslamCMT30P
Arab, North Iraqi
Arab, Palestinian11,940,000Y1 251248.0 % IslamCMT30P
Arab, Palestinian
Arab, Syrian15,831,0002 36616.7 % IslamCMT30P
Arab, Syrian
Arab, Syro-Lebanese128,0002 200.0 % IslamCMT30 
Awlad Hassan135,000Y1 11100.0 % IslamCMT30P
Awlad Hassan
Druze795,000Y1 77100.0 % Other / SmallCMT31P
Druze
Totals:  12 Peoples 71,006,000 8 2 162 74 45.7 %  Islam   10
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Arab, Levant Cluster – People Progress

% of People Groups [1]
 
% of Population in People Group [1] [2]
 
Progress Level Peoples % of Peoples Population % of Population [2]
  1 - Unreached 74 45.7 % 45,149,000 63.6 %
  2 - Minimally reached 78 48.1 % 25,529,000 36.0 %
  3 - Superficially reached 3 1.9 % 119,000 0.2 %
  4 - Partially reached 7 4.3 % 209,000 0.3 %
  5 - Significantly reached 0 0.0 % 0 0.0 %
Totals 162   71,006,000  


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  1. Small Values: Values less than .3% are not shown on pie charts for labeling clarity.
  2. % of Population in People Group:  The percentage of the population that lives in a people group at each progress level. Not every person living in an unreached people group is necessarily unreached.
Arab, Levant Cluster – People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
 

Alawite
2,064,000
in 4 Countries


Arab, Iraqi
17,684,000
in 24 Countries


Arab, Jordanian
1,431,000
in 11 Countries


Arab, Lebanese
11,648,000
in 45 Countries


Arab, Marsh
250,000
in 1 Country


Arab, North Iraqi
9,100,000
in 5 Countries


Arab, Palestinian
11,940,000
in 25 Countries


Arab, Syrian
15,831,000
in 36 Countries


Awlad Hassan
135,000
in 1 Country


Druze
795,000
in 7 Countries

Arab, Levant People Photos   *** Note:  Only people groups with photos available are displayed here.***
Arab, Levant Cluster – Profile
  • The term “Levant”, “where the sun rises”, originally referred to the Mediterranean lands east of Italy. Today it refers to Israel, Jordon, Lebanon, Cyprus, Syria, West Bank / Gaza, and a portion of southern Turkey. The largest ethno-linguistic group in this region is the Arabs, most of whom are Muslim.
  • Levant Arabs are often lighter in complexion than Arabs of Arabia and the Gulf, revealing they are largely a mixture of Mediterranean peoples who were Arabized over the centuries.
  • Arabs of the Levant speak a version of Arabic referred to as Levantine Arabic, North and South. The way Levantine Arabic is spoken varies significantly between urban, rural, and nomadic areas.
  • The region of the Levant (Greater Syria, as it was known) was under Roman rule for seven centuries before being invaded by Muslim Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula shortly after the death of Mohammed in 632AD. Muslim presence in the Levant has continued to the present day, after this successful invasion. Even so, the area was predominately Christian for hundreds of years after the conquest.
  • The Levant has a long history of being quite cosmopolitan, with early influences from France, Italy, and the Ottoman Empire. “Travelers were astonished and attracted by the variety of races and costumes in these cities and the juxtaposition of mosques, churches and synagogues.” Levantine cities have been noted for bringing modernity and education, the antithesis of today's fundamentalist Islam.
Arab, Iraqi
Arab, Levant Cluster – Languages
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Arabic, Cypriot Spokenacy11Need?
Arabic, Mesopotamian Spokenacm2525None
Arabic, North Levantine Spokenapc9191Portions
Arabic, North Mesopotamian Spokenayp55None
Arabic, South Levantine Spokenajp3939Portions
Arabic, Sudanese Spokenapd11NT
Totals: 6 162 162   3 3 4 5 0
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Arab, Levant Cluster – Religions
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Arab, Levant Cluster – Details
 
Summary
Affinity Bloc Arab World
Population 71,006,000
Peoples (by Country) 162
Gateway / Largest People Arab, Iraqi
Languages 6
Largest Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
Primary Religion Islam
% Professing Christian 7.7%
% Evangelical 0.3%
Cluster Progress Level 2 

Peoples Count   Population  
Peoples (by Country) 162   71,006,000  
Peoples in 10/40 Window 72 (44.4%) 62,143,000 (87.5%)
Unreached Peoples 74 (45.7%) 45,149,000 (63.6%)

Regions Peoples   Population  
Central and South America16(9.9%)2,744,000(3.9%)
Central Asia5(3.1%)2,949,000(4.2%)
East and Southern Africa6(3.7%)298,000(0.4%)
Eastern Europe and Eurasia3(1.9%)35,000(0.0%)
Middle East and North Africa56(34.6%)58,755,000(82.7%)
North America and Caribbean17(10.5%)4,713,000(6.6%)
South Pacific4(2.5%)157,000(0.2%)
West and Central Africa12(7.4%)323,000(0.5%)
Western Europe43(26.5%)1,032,000(1.5%)

Resources Peoples   Population  
Complete Bible 0 (0.0%)
New Testament 1 (0.6%) 135,000 (0.2%)
Portions 131 (80.9%) 43,971,000 (61.9%)
Online Audio NT 31 (19.1%) 27,169,000 (38.3%)
Jesus Film 70 (43.2%) 41,236,000 (58.1%)
Gospel Recordings 161 (99.4%) 71,005,000 (100.0%)
 

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