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Arab, Tunisian in Canada

Arab, Tunisian

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Population [2] Language Religion % Christian % Evangl Online NT Jesus Film Progress
10,000 Arabic, Tunisian Spoken Islam 0.10 % 0.00 % No   

Arab, Tunisian in Canada

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Introduction / History
Most information about Arabs in Canada is general; it seldom distinguishes those from Tunisia from those from other Arabic speaking nations. Because Arabs have often been allowed into Canada as war refugees, there are fewer Tunisians than Arabs from places that are less peaceful.

Where are they located?
Most Arabs in Canada live either in Ontario or Quebec. Tunisians often live in the cities of Montreal, Ottawa, or Toronto. 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 in Tunisia, there are almost no Christians among the Arab population. Almost all Tunisian 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 Tunisian Arab Muslims by helping them develop useful job skills in Canada. There is religious freedom in Canada, so Tunisian Arab Muslims could hear and respond to the gospel in that nation. Tunisian Arabs have a much better chance of hearing about Christ than they would in Tunisia, but someone needs to go to them!

Prayer Points
* Pray for Christ's followers to take up the challenge to help Tunisian Arabs to get the job training they need to find employment in Canada.
* Pray that Tunisian Arabs will have the chance to embrace Jesus Christ, their only hope.
* Pray for a disciple-making movement among Tunisian Arabs to spread throughout Canada and Tunisia.

References
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/thousands-of-tunisians-cast-ballots-in-canada-1.1040218
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Tunisian_emigrants_to_Canada
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/89-621-x/89-621-x2007009-eng.htm
http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/arabs/

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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, Tunisian
People Name General: Arab, Tunisian
Alternate People Names:
Tunisian Arab
ROP3 Code: 110285
Joshua Project People ID: 15641
Indigenous: No
Population in Country: 10,000
Population all Countries: 11,113,000
Least-Reached: Yes
   
 
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb
People Name General: Arab, Tunisian
Ethnic Code: CMT30
Ethnic Relationships: Affinity Bloc -> People Cluster -> Peoples Ethnicity Tree
   
 
Language
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Primary Language: Arabic, Tunisian Spoken (10,000 Speakers)
Language Code (ISO): aeb    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: 1903–2014
New Testament:
2011
Complete Bible: None Reported
Possible Bible Sources: Forum of Bible Agencies
 World Bible Finder
 World Christian Resource Directory
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Ministry Resources [7]
Audio RecordingsMegaVoice Audio Bible and Stories
Audio RecordingsArabic Bibles Online
Audio RecordingsAudio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio RecordingsOral Bible stories in Arabic, Tunisian S ...
Audio RecordingsStory of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project ...
Film / VideoGod's Story Video
Film / VideoJesus Film: view in Arabic, Tunisian Spo ...
Film / VideoMagdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Text / Printed MatterBible: Arabic Tunisian New Testament
 
 
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Arab, Tunisian in Canada

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