Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Levant

Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)

Alternate Name(s): Alawites of Turkey, Levantine Arabs of Turkey

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Türkiye

Also found in: Israel; Lebanon; Syria

Population: 1,290,000

Global Population: 3,548,300

PEID: 24573

ROP: 114499

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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

Overview: The Alawites of Türkiye, numbering 1,290,000, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Levant people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 3,548,300 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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