• PEOPLE NAME: ALAWITES OF SYRIA

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PEID: 12176

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: Syria

Also found in: Israel; Lebanon; Turkey

Population: 1,640,000

Global Population: 3,432,300


PEID: 12176

ROP: 114499

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, Concentrated CP Activity


Overview: The Alawites of Syria, numbering 1,640,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Levant people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,432,300 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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