• PEOPLE NAME: IRAQI SHIA ARABS OF IRAQ

Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Levant

Language: Mesopotamian Arabic - (acm)

Alternate Name(s):

Primary Religion: Islam - Shia

Country: Iraq

Also found in: Algeria; Belgium; Canada; France; Germany; Greece; Italy; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Netherlands; Sweden; Syria; United Arab Emirates; United States; Yemen

Population: 18,190,000

Global Population: 20,492,000


PEID: 46790

ROP: 104056

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

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


Overview: The Iraqi Shia Arabs of Iraq, numbering 18,190,000, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Levant people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 20,492,000 in 17 countries. Their primary language is Mesopotamian Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Iraqi Shia Arabs 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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