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Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Canada

Moroccan, Arabic-speaking

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
50,000 Arabic, Moroccan Spoken Islam 0.13 % 0.03 %   

Moroccan, Arabic-speaking in Canada

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Introduction / History
Moroccans began arriving in Canada in the 1960s seeking employment. More arrived in the 1990s. Recently the Moroccans in Canada have become more organized, and they now have at least 20 organizations in that country.

Where are they located?
The first Moroccans to move to Canada settled in Quebec Province. Today there are settlements in the cities of Toronto, Vancouver, and Ottawa, according to Wikipedia.

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.

A number of Moroccans have made their mark in Canada in the entertainment industry. Canadians have been amused by Moroccan comedians and enjoyed Moroccan singers and actors.

What are their beliefs?
Virtually all of the Moroccan Arabs are Sunni Muslim. There were churches in Morocco before the advent of Islam in the 600s, but after that, Moroccan Arabs have been solidly Muslim. There are many strong believers in Canada, including some who speak Arabic, who can take the gospel to Moroccan Arabs in their midst. This is an excellent opportunity to reach this unreached people group.

What are their needs?
Those who follow Christ could see Him glorified among Moroccan Arab Muslims by helping them develop useful job skills for Canada's urban setting. There is religious freedom in Canada so Moroccan 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
* Ask the Holy Spirit to give the few Moroccan Arab believers boldness to share the love of Christ with their friends and families.
* Pray that God will call forth teams of intercessors who will faithfully stand in the gap for Moroccan Arabs in Canada.
* Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches among the Moroccan Arabs in Canada.
* Ask the Holy Spirit to soften the hearts of the Moroccan Arabs to Christian materials like the JESUS Film and the Bible.

References
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_Canadians
http://moroccan.ca/
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007009-eng.htm
http://www.immigroup.com/news/where-do-arabs-live-canada
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arabs/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zNzvgaxpWg

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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: 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: 50,000
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
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (50,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): ary    Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
   
 
Religion [4]
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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religions:
BuddhismUnknown 
Christianity0.13 %(Evangelical: 0.03 %)
Ethnic ReligionsUnknown 
HinduismUnknown 
Islam99.87 % 
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: 1902-1952
New Testament:
1932-2012Audio
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
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 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 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 Canada

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