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Kurd, Kurmanji in Canada

Kurd, Kurmanji

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
7,200 Kurdish, Northern Islam 0.10 % 0.00 %   

Kurd, Kurmanji in Canada

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Introduction / History
The Northern Kurd (aka, Kurmanji speakers) are part of a much greater Kurdish population. They are made up of a number of clans, tribes, and tribal confederations, many of which have been in existence for thousands of years. This large people group shares several important and common ties. Not only do they speak closely related languages, but they also share a common culture, geographical homeland, and sense of identity.

The Northern Kurds, (aka, Kurmanji speakers) of Iraq live primarily along the northeastern border of Iraq, touching Iran. Some fled further north to escape the severe persecution of Saddam Hussein and the devastation of the Gulf War. Kurmanji speaking Kurds began to leave Iraq in the early 1990s with Gulf War 1, and their exit has continued till today. Canada graciously allows many war refugees to enter their country.

Where are they located?
The largest number of Kurmanji speaking Kurds live in Ontario, but there is also a sizable population in Alberta, British Columbia, and Quebec. There is a Kurdish Youth Association of Canada in Ottawa.

What are their lives like?
It must be a relief to the Kurmanji speaking Kurds to not have to live in a war-zone. Having left such a situation, they are in the process of learning new languages and trying to enter new job markets.

What are their beliefs?
Kurmanji speaking Kurds are almost always Sunni Muslims. We know of almost no followers of Christ among them in Canada.

What are their needs?
The Kurds need a new identity, and that identity can be found in Jesus Christ. Canada is a country that allows for religious freedom, so people can take them the gospel.

Prayer Points
* Pray that the Kurds in Canada will feel the need for a holy, righteous Savior.
* Pray that their social networks will be useful for cultivating a church planting movement to all countries where the Kurdish diaspora resides.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Kurds in Canada that will spread to Kurdistan.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurdish_Canadians
http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp04/mq22098.pdf

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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: Kurd, Kurmanji
People Name General: Kurd, Kurmanji
Alternate People Names:
KermanjiKurmanji
Turkish KurdYazidi
Yezidi
ROP3 Code: 105458
Joshua Project People ID: 12877
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 7,200
Population all Countries: 15,411,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Persian-Median
People Cluster: Kurd
People Name General: Kurd, Kurmanji
Ethnic Code: CNT24c
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Kurdish, Northern (7,200 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): kmr    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
BuddhismUnknown 
Christianity0.10 %(Evangelical: 0.00 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
HinduismUnknown 
Islam99.90 % 
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: 1856-2016
New Testament:
1872-2005Audio
Complete Bible: 2008
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOnline New Testament (FCBH)
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Kurdish, Northern
Film / VideoLife's Gold
Film / VideoLife's Gold
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / VideoMy Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / VideoStory of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / VideoThe Prophets' Story
GeneralGot Questions Ministry
GeneralKurdish Ministry Resources
Text / Printed MatterBible: Kurdish New Testament & Psalms
Text / Printed MatterInternational Bible Society
Text / Printed MatterJesus Messiah comic book
 
 
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Kurd, Kurmanji in Canada

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