Syrian Arabs in Iraq


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Introduction / History

Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula are considered to be the original Arabs. The Arabian culture was developed by tribes of nomads and villagers who lived in the Arabian Desert for many centuries. It was also from there that Arab migrations began, eventually leading to the expansion of the Arab world starting with the Levant.
"Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Jordanian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs. The Arabs originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. Most Levant Arabs speak an Arabic language called Arabiya, with varying local dialects. Like Arabs in other parts of the greater Arab world, the Syrians have their own dialect of Arabiya. Ironically, some Syrian Arabs have moved to neighboring Iraq where they also have issues with civil war.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Life is difficult for Syrian Arabs in Syria, so those who can move to safer places. That might be other parts of Syria or other countries. A March 2021 article by Unicef tells us that life is getting more difficult for Syrian refugees in Iraq. They need adequate education and opportunities to earn a living. Since these are not being met, there are "protective measures" including early marriages and child labor. Resources are stretched beyond the limit.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Most Syrian Arabs in Iraq are Shafiite Muslim or Alawites. The Shafiites are one of the four schools of Sunni Islam. There are Shia splinter groups among them, namely the Twelvers and Imamis. There is a sizable traditional Christian minority among them as well.


What Are Their Needs?

Syrian Arabs in Iraq need the chance to get their lives back and lead productive lives. This will mean they need educational opportunities and the chance to earn a living.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Syrian in Iraq.

Pray for Syrian Arab believers to be blessed with peace and joy in the Holy Spirit in such a way they can reach out to the others who suffer from psychological trauma.
Pray for Syrian Arabs to be open to the blessings of Jesus Christ and His way of salvation through grace.
Pray for the Lord's blessing of Syrian Arabs in Iraq spiritually and psychologically.
Pray for a movement to Christ among Syrian Arabs wherever they live.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Syrian
People Name in Country Arab, Syrian
Natural Name Syrian Arabs
Population this Country 21,000
Population all Countries 16,469,000
Total Countries 37
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Arab; Arab, Levantine; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Palestinian Arab; South Levantine; Syrian Arab
People ID 15152
ROP3 Code 109662
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 11  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (21,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (21,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1939-1981)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video The Story
Film / Video Together Toward Growth
Film / Video Together Toward Growth (EngSub)
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version (SuperBible )
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.10 %)
3.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
93.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
2.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
1.0 %
Orthodox
48.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
2.0 %
Roman Catholic
49.0 %
Photo Source Copyrighted © 2021  Caleb Project  All rights reserved.  Used with permission
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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