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Sri Lanka Moor in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Moor

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
689,000 Tamil Islam 0.00 % 0.00 %   

Sri Lanka Moor in Sri Lanka

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Summary
The Moors trace their ancestry to Arab traders who settled in Sri Lanka some time between the eighth and fifteenth centuries. Fascinated by the scenic splendor, Muslim merchants arrived in large numbers and some decided to settle in the island, encouraged by the cordial treatment they received from local rulers. Most lived along the coastal areas in peace and prosperity. The Sri Lankan Moors possess a unique culture that differentiates them from the dominant Sinhalese and Tamil ethnic groups on the island. The culture of Sri Lankan Moors has been strongly shaped by Islam, hence most customs and practices are dictated by Islamic law. While preserving many of their ancestral customs, the Moors have also adopted several South Asian practices.

Ministry Obstacles
The Moors should better understand the full nature of Christ, the Son of God, deity. Also, the Gospel of grace is difficult to fully believe and accept by those who have been steeped in law and its requirements. Pray the Lord's Spirit will reveal these truths to the Moors.

Outreach Ideas
The main language of the Moors is Sinhalese, and there are many resources available in Sinhalese. The complete Bible has been available for many years, as well as the Jesus film, Gospel recordings, the God's Story video, etc. Workers are needed to carry these resources to the Moors of Sri Lanka.

Pray for the followers of Christ
There are no known Christian believers among the Moors. However, pray the Lord is even now preparing pastors and teachers to help those who will soon come to Christ. Pray these new believers will quickly become firmly established in the grace of Jesus Christ.

Pray for the entire people group
Thank the Lord for renewed peace on the island of Sri Lanka, and pray this peace will remain. Pray for reduced tensions between the major ethnic groupings on the island.

Scripture Focus
"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." Psalm 33:12

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Global Prayer Digest: 2006-09-29
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-10-09
Global Prayer Digest: 2010-09-18
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Country: Sri Lanka
Continent: Asia
Region: South Asia
Persecution Rank:46 (Only top 50 ranked, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
10/40 Window: Yes
Population in Country:689,000
Largest Provinces:
Western (404,000)North Western (88,000)
Eastern (58,000)Central (41,000)
Southern (39,000)Uva (32,000)
Sabaragamuwa (13,000)North Central (13,000)
Northern (1,700)
Total Provinces on file:9
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Sri Lanka Moor
People Name General: Sri Lanka Moor
Alternate People Names:
Moorश्री लॅंकन मूर
ROP3 Code: 101949
Joshua Project People ID: 11283
Indigenous: Yes
Population in Country: 689,000
Population all Countries: 689,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: South Asian Peoples
People Cluster: Tamil
People Name General: Sri Lanka Moor
Ethnic Code: CNN23c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Tamil (689,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): tam    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.00 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.85 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.15 % 
Christianity Segments:
Anglican0.00 %
Independent0.00 %
Protestant0.00 %
Orthodox0.00 %
Other Christian0.00 %
Roman Catholic0.00 %
 
(Evangelicals distributed across Christianity segments)
   
 
Progress Indicators [5]
Progress Scale[6]   Few evangelicals and few who claim to be Christians. Little, if any, history of Christianity.
Least-Reached: Yes
GSEC Status:Level 1   Less than 2% Evangelical. Some evangelical resources available, but no active church planting within past 2 years
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: 1714-1956
New Testament:
1715-1998Audio
Complete Bible: 1727-2002
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
 Gospel Go
 
 
Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsFather's Love Letter
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOnline Scripture (Talking Bibles)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoFollowing Jesus (India, JF Project)
Film / VideoGeneral Ministry Resources
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Tamil
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
GeneralBible Visuals
GeneralGod's Simple Plan
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
Mobile AppDownload Bible from Google Play Store
Text / Printed MatterBible
Text / Printed MatterBible: Old Version Bible
Text / Printed MatterBibles, Bible League
Text / Printed MatterEasyBibles
Text / Printed MatterOneHope resources for children and youth
Text / Printed MatterOnline Bible (Bibles India)
Text / Printed MatterWorld Missionary Press Booklets
 
 
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Sri Lanka Moor in Sri Lanka

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