Arab in North Macedonia

Main Language
Largest Religion
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Introduction / History

Who is an Arab? Arabs' physical, geographical, and religious aspects vary greatly, but the ability to speak Arabic and identification with the Arabic culture are probably the two most essential elements. Most of the Arabs in North Macedonia are from either Syria or Iraq. They are small in number.

What Are Their Lives Like?

For most of the Diaspora Arabs, there have been a greater variety of job opportunities. This has greatly aided their poor living conditions. However, it has also weakened their traditional family ties. There is greater freedom for women to leave the home, fewer arranged marriages, and less social pressure to conform to traditional religious practices.
One country seeing a growing presence of Arabs is North Macedonia, already a nation with a volatile mix of peoples and religions. With the rapid escalation of the radicalization of the young Islamic population, distrust abounds. Radical Islam is a new phenomenon in North Macedonia and is being closely monitored by the government. However, with the dispersion of Arabs to Western countries like North Macedonia, there comes the opportunity to interact with them and share the truth about Jesus and his love for them.

What Are Their Beliefs?

It was early in the seventh century that Mohammed first preached the tenets of Islam to the Arabs. His successors quickly spread the word of Allah far and wide. Wherever Arabs went, they left elements of their Arab culture, including their Islamic religion.
The historical link between Arabs and the Islamic religion is still very strong. Today, most Arabs are Muslims.

What Are Their Needs?

Arabs in North Macedonia need the opportunity to have a relationship with the only Savior, Jesus Christ. There are Macedonian believers who can reach out to them.

Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual discernment and hunger among the Muslim Arabs in North Macedonia.
Pray for the Lord to send out Holy Spirit anointed workers to them.
Pray for Arabs to have dreams of Jesus that will lead them to the cross.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement to flourish among Arabs North Macedonia.

Scripture Prayers for the Arab in North Macedonia.

Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

Additional Info
Global Prayer Digest: 2007-02-27
People Name General Arab
People Name in Country Arab
Pronunciation AE-rub
Alternate Names Anglolan Arabs; Baggara; Bedouin Arab; Bosnian Muslims; Chavus; Coast; Coast Arab; Hemat; Iraqi Arab; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Nawar; Palestinian Arab; Palestinian Arabs; Saudi Arab; Syrian Arab; Syro-Lebanese Arab; अरब
Population this Country 6,300
Population all Countries 755,000
Total Countries 31
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 10375
ROP3 Code 100425
Country North Macedonia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country North Macedonia
Region Europe, Eastern and Eurasia
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
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Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
5.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
90.00 %
5.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (6,300 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (6,300 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Levantine

Primary Language:  Arabic, Levantine

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1939-1981)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Film / Video Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Photo Source Hashim Abdullah - Pixabay 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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