Arabs from the Arabian Peninsula (ie, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Yemen, Oman) 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. Some Syrian Arabs have moved to Qatar where there is peace. These Syrians must learn a different dialect in Qatar.
Many of the Syrian Arabs in Qatar are refugees who are trying to deal with emotional traumas of war and serious losses of family, friends, jobs, and stability. In the midst of this they need to start new lives and find jobs.
Most Syrian Arabs in Qatar 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.
Syrian Arabs in Qatar 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.
* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Syrian in Qatar.
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 and loss.
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 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||275,000|
|Population all Countries||16,469,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||5|
|Alternate Names||Arab; Arab, Levantine; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Palestinian Arab; South Levantine; Syrian Arab|
|Region||Africa, North and Middle East|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||29 (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)|
|Primary Language||Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (275,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||apc Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|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)|
|Major Religion ▲||Percent|
|Christianity (Evangelical 0.10 %)||
|Other / Small||
|Christian Segments ▲||Percent|