• PEOPLE NAME: ALAWITES OF ISRAEL

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PEID: 11727

ROP: 114499

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Levant

Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Israel

Also found in: Lebanon; Syria; Turkey

Population: 2,300

Global Population: 3,462,300


PEID: 11727

ROP: 114499

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Alawites of Israel, numbering 2,300, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Levant people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,462,300 in 4 countries. Their primary language is North Levantine Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Alawites is Shia Islam, one of two major denominations of Islam. The followers of Shia Islam are called 'Shi'as' or 'Shiites'.


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