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Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Finland

Moroccan, Arabic-speaking

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
1,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.11 % 0.08 %   

Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Finland

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Introduction / History
Cultures mix through the centuries, and Morocco is no exception. The Arabs in that country have been influenced by local Berbers tribes in such a way that they are different than Arabs who live further east in the Levant region of the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula. They might share the basics of the Arabic language, but there is a cultural difference between these Moroccans and Arabs from non-Berberized countries.

Where are they located?
Though the vast majority of Moroccan Arabs live in Morocco, there is a sizeable Moroccan diaspora. They are in many European countries, especially France and Spain. Few of them live in Finland, but these few still need to hear that Christ paid for their sins. Most likely, the few Moroccan Arabs in Finland live in urban centers like Copenhagen.

What are their lives like?
Moroccans have gone to various European countries for decades, usually as guest workers. There are some from Morocco's elite in Europe as well. A large number of refugees from Arabic speaking countries have been arriving in northern European countries in the last couple of years. Moroccans who want to come to Europe now usually come illegally.

What are their beliefs?
Moroccan Arabs are devoted to Sunni Islam. To most of them, becoming Christian would be a betrayal of their family and nation. Such deviant behavior would not be tolerated.

What are their needs?
Moroccan Arabs in Finland need job training and language skills that will help them to earn an honest living in Europe.

Prayer Points
* Ask God to call out prayer teams who will begin breaking up the spiritual soil through intercession.
* Several mission agencies have focused on the Arabized Berbers living in European nations. Pray that God will use them to open the eyes of the Moroccan Arabs to the glory of the Risen Savior.
* There are some Berbers in North Africa that have embraced Christ, and now live in Europe. Pray that God will call some of these to reach out to the Moroccan Arabs in Finland.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong disciple making movements among each Arabic-speaking community in Finland.


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Country: Finland
Continent: Europe
Region: Europe, Western
10/40 Window: No
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People Name in Country: Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
People Name General: Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
Alternate People Names:
Arabized Berber Jemmari
Maghreb ArabMaghrebi Arab
Maghrib ArabMoroccan Arab
Moroccan Arab-BerberMoroccan Arabized Berber
ROP3 Code: 106804
Joshua Project People ID: 13819
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 1,000
Population all Countries: 27,716,000
Least-Reached: Yes
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb
People Name General: Moroccan, Arabic-speaking
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
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Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (1,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ary    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
Buddhism0.00 % 
Christianity0.11 %(Evangelical: 0.08 %)
Ethnic Religions0.00 % 
Hinduism0.00 % 
Islam99.89 % 
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: 1902-1952
New Testament:
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Arabic, Moroccan S ...
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Moroccan Spo ...
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralBible Visuals
Text / Printed MatterBible: Moroccan Standard Translation
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Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Finland

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People Cluster
    Arab, Maghreb     Europe, Western    
      Moroccan, Arabic-speaking Finland    
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      Religion Language  
      Islam     Arabic, Moroccan Spoken  
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