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Arab, Libyan in Canada

Arab, Libyan

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
3,900 Arabic, Libyan Spoken Islam 0.20 % 0.10 % No   

Arab, Libyan in Canada

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Introduction / History
Many Libyans today are refugees from the days when Muammar Gaddafi was killed and his long-standing regime ended. Anyone suspected of supporting the old regime was suspect; they faced torture or death at the hands of those who support the new regime. Canada has a long track record of taking in people who are facing death in their homelands. The Libyans are no exception.

Where are they located?
Most Arabs in Canada live either in Ontario or Quebec. Within these two provinces, most Arabs live in the cities of Toronto or Montreal. They do not tend to have their own separate settlements within these cities.

What are their lives like?
Arabs in Canada are twice as likely as Canadian natives to have a college degree. Yet there is a higher unemployment rate for people of Arab descent. Arabs in Canada tend to have lower incomes than the Canadian locals. On the positive side, Arabs in Canada tend to have a strong identity with their new nation.

What are their beliefs?
A good percentage of Arabs who flee the Arabic-speaking countries are Christians. But there are almost no Christians in Libya. Libyan Arabs are Sunni Muslims, though not all of them practice Islam. Some are more devout than others.

What are their needs?
Those who follow Christ could see Him glorified among Libyan Arab Muslims by helping them develop useful job skills for Canada's urban setting. There is religious freedom in Canada so Libyan Arabs have a much better chance of hearing about Christ than they would in their own country. Someone needs to go to them!

Prayer Points
* Pray for strong believers in Canada to pursue Libyan Arabs with the love of Christ.
* Pray for Libyan Arabs to find ways to use the Internet to access Bibles and other materials.
* Pray for a church planting movement among Libyan Arabs to begin in Canada and spread to Libya.
* Pray for believers in Canada to help Libyan Arabs develop the language and job skills that they need.
* Pray for completion of Bible translation in this people group's primary language.

References
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007009-eng.htm
http://ottawa.ctvnews.ca/libyan-students-stuck-in-canada-feeling-abandoned-by-their-government-1.2763734

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Country: Canada
Continent: North America
Region: America, North and Caribbean
10/40 Window: No
   
 
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  Peoples [3]
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People Name in Country: Arab, Libyan
People Name General: Arab, Libyan
Alternate People Names:
BedouinKharga
LibyanLibyan Arab
Northwest Egyptian BedawiNorthwest Egyptian Bedawi Arab
SelimaTripolitanian Arab
ROP3 Code: 105948
Joshua Project People ID: 13169
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 3,900
Population all Countries: 2,860,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Libyan
People Name General: Arab, Libyan
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Libyan Spoken (3,900 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ayl    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
BuddhismUnknown 
Christianity0.20 %(Evangelical: 0.10 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
HinduismUnknown 
Islam99.80 % 
Non-ReligiousUnknown 
Other / SmallUnknown 
UnknownUnknown 
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: Yes
New Testament: None Reported
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
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Libyan Spoke ...
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
 
 
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