Arab in Pakistan


Population
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.

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. Arabs have been in Pakistan for a very long time, and they come from all over the Arab World. They live in all of Pakistan's provinces. The first contact with Arabs was in 711 when Arab merchants were arrested in what is now Sindh Province.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Arab migrants to Pakistan are mostly in Sindh and Punjab Provinces. For most of the Diaspora Arabs, there have been a greater variety of job opportunities. This has greatly aided their poor living conditions. People who have moved to Pakistan from the Arab World note that women are honored in Pakistan and allowed to get higher education and take challenging jobs. They note that it's difficult to adjust to the spicier foods of South Asia.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Arabs in Pakistan, like the Pakistani majority, are almost entirely Sunni Muslim. They believe the prophesies of Mohammed and the teachings of the Koran are the best guides to good living. They honor Jesus as a great prophet, but they do not believe He offers the only way to salvation through the grace given to humanity because of the cross.


What Are Their Needs?

Arabs in Pakistan need the opportunity to partake of the free gift of salvation and blessings that only Jesus Christ can offer.


Prayer Points

Pray for spiritual hunger among Arabs in Pakistan.
Pray for Arab family leaders to open the door to Jesus blessing their community.
Pray for a Disciple Making Movement among Arabs in Pakistan.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab in Pakistan.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab
People Name in Country Arab
Pronunciation AE-rub
Population this Country 6,000
Population all Countries 742,000
Total Countries 31
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
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
People ID 10375
ROP3 Code 100425
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States on file 4
Largest States
Sindh
4,000
Punjab
800
Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa
600
Balochistan
500
Country Pakistan
Region Asia, South
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 8  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Total States 4
  Sindh 4,000
  Punjab 800
  Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 600
  Balochistan 500
Website South Asia Peoples
Primary Language Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (6,000 speakers)
Language Code acm   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken (6,000 speakers)
Language Code acm   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Mesopotamian Spoken
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
100.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
* From latest Pakistan census data.
Current Christian values may substantially differ.
Photo Source Hashim Abdullah - Pixabay 
Map Source People Group data: Omid. Map geography: UNESCO / GMI. Map Design: Joshua Project  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more