Moroccan Arab in Denmark


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Cultures mix through the centuries, and Morocco is no exception. The Arabs in that country have been influenced by local Berbers tribes in such a way that they are different than Arabs who live further east in the Levant region of the Middle East and the Arabian Peninsula. They might share the basics of the Arabic language, but there is a cultural difference between these Moroccans and Arabs from non-Berberized countries.

Though the vast majority of Moroccan Arabs live in Morocco, there is a sizeable Moroccan diaspora. They are in many European countries, especially France and Spain. Not many live in Denmark, but these few still need to hear that Christ paid for their sins. Most likely, the few Moroccan Arabs in Denmark live in urban centers like Copenhagen.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Moroccans have gone to various European countries for decades, usually as guest workers. There are some from Morocco's elite in Europe as well. A large number of refugees from Arabic speaking countries have been arriving in northern European countries in the last couple of years. Moroccans who want to come to Europe now usually come illegally. They are usually under 40 and male. About half, however, are second generation.

Maintaining their identity while being surrounded by European culture is very important to many Moroccan Arabs.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Moroccan Arabs are devoted to Sunni Islam. To most of them, becoming Christian would be a betrayal of their family and nation. Such deviant behavior would not be tolerated.


What Are Their Needs?

Moroccan Arabs in Denmark need job training skills and language skills that will help them to earn an honest living in Europe.


Prayer Points

Ask God to call out prayer teams who will begin breaking up the spiritual soil through intercession.
Several mission agencies have focused on the Arabized Berbers living in European nations. Pray that God will use them to open the eyes of the Moroccan Arabs to the glory of the Risen Savior.
There are some Berbers in North Africa that have embraced Christ, and now live in Europe. Pray that God will call some of these to reach out to the Moroccan Arabs in Denmark.
Pray for the Holy Spirit to birth a cascading discipleship movement among the Arabs in Europe for God's glory.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Moroccan in Denmark.


References

https://www.reddit.com/r/arabs/comments/2ie8hw/stereotypes_about_moroccans_what_are_they_and_why/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccan_diaspora
https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2014/08/135829/denmark-former-boxer-kills-his-moroccan-wife/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moroccans_in_Denmark


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Moroccan
People Name in Country Arab, Moroccan
Natural Name Moroccan Arab
Pronunciation moh-RAH-kuhn AE-rub
Alternate Names Arabized Berber; Jemmari; Maghreb Arab; Maghrebi Arab; Maghrib Arab; Moroccan Arab; Moroccan Arab-Berber; Moroccan Arabized Berber
Population this Country 6,000
Population all Countries 30,594,000
Total Countries 22
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
People ID 13819
ROP3 Code 106804
ROP25 Code 300412
ROP25 Name Arab, Moroccan
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Denmark
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.30 %)
0.60 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
95.40 %
Non-Religious
4.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan (6,000 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan (6,000 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Moroccan
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