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Arab, Iraqi in Spain

Arab, Iraqi

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
900 Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken Islam 5.00 % 1.50 %   

Arab, Iraqi in Spain

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Introduction / History
Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula are considered to be the original Arabs. The Arabian culture was developed by tribes of nomads and villagers who lived in the Arabian Desert for many centuries. It was also from there that Arab migrations began, eventually leading to the expansion of the Arab world.

Iraqi Arabs descended from a people group cluster called the Levant Arabs. The Levant Arabs originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. "Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Iraqi, Jordanian, Palestinian, Arabic Jewish, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs.

Modern day Iraq is the home of the ancient Sumerian, Assyrian and Babylonian empires. Iraq was occupied by Britain during World War I. In 1932, Iraq gained its independence.

Where are they located?
Most Iraqi Arabs live in Iraq, but there are a number of them who have had to flee for their lives because of violence and mayhem that happened after Saddam Hussein was driven from power in 2003. As Iraq continues to be unstable, more Iraqi refugees continue to flow to Europe, usually starting in southern counties like Greece, Italy and Spain. Because these countries have weaker economies than countries like England and Germany, they try to find their way to places where they can find jobs and re-build their lives.

What are their lives like?
To the best of their abilities, Iraqis have tried to re-build their lives in urban centers rather than stay in refugee camps. There have been reports of Iraqi Arabs being smuggled through Spain on route to England. These people might be victims of human trafficking.

What are their beliefs?
Iraqi Arabs can be either Sunni or Shi'ite Muslim. There is much hostility between these two branches of Islam in Iraq, especially since they are commonly used as rallying points for those who wish to take political control by force.

What are their needs?
Iraqis in Spain are in desperate need of jobs. They need to find the opportunity to re-build their lives in Europe.

Prayer Points
* Pray for the Lord to help Iraqi refugees to re-build their lives.
* Pray that the ordeal that Iraqi Arabs have been through will help them to understand the weaknesses of Islam, and they will begin searching for true righteousness and holiness.
* Pray for believers to do what they can to reach Iraqi Arabs in Europe for Christ, and to disciple them in His ways.
* Pray that Spain will be a safe place for Iraqi Arabs to be discipled.

References
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12247/SW
https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2017/3/12/iraqi-refugees-saved-from-refrigerated-truck-in-spain
https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/12247/IZ
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraqi_diaspora
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabs_in_Spain

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Country: Spain
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arab, Iraqi
People Name General: Arab, Iraqi
Alternate People Names:
Arab, Mesopotamian SpeakersArab-Mesopotamian
Iraqi ArabIraqi Arabs
Mesopotamian SpokenNorth Iraqi Arab
ROP3 Code: 104056
Joshua Project People ID: 12247
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 900
Population all Countries: 16,419,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
People Name General: Arab, Iraqi
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): acm    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity5.00 %(Evangelical: 1.50 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam95.00 % 
Non-Religious0.00 % 
Other / Small0.00 % 
Unknown0.00 % 
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
 
 
Bible Translation Status
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Bible Portions: Yes
New Testament:
YesAudio
Complete Bible: None Reported
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 RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsGeneral Ministry Resources
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Mesopotamian ...
Film / VideoStories of the Prophets - Music Video - ...
Film / VideoThe Lamp on the Stand
Film / VideoThe Lost Coin (Eng Sub)
 
 
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Arab, Iraqi in Spain

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