• PEOPLE NAME: ARABS OF SRI LANKA

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PEID: 6429

ROP: 100425

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Arab, Arabian

Language: Standard Arabic - (arb)

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Primary Religion: Islam - Sunni

Country: Sri Lanka

Also found in: Argentina; Australia; Austria; Barbados; Brazil; Burundi; Comoros; Congo (Kinshasa); Costa Rica; Denmark; Dominica; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Ghana; Greece; India; Jamaica; Kenya; Malaysia; Maldives; Malta; New Zealand; Oman; Pakistan; Rwanda; Singapore; Switzerland; Tanzania; Uganda; United Kingdom

Population: 7,300

Global Population: 2,323,295


PEID: 6429

ROP: 100425

Progress of the Gospel: Unengaged and Unreached

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


Overview: The Arabs of Sri Lanka, numbering 7,300, are Unengaged and Unreached. They are part of the Arab, Arabian people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 2,323,295 in 31 countries. Their primary language is Standard Arabic. The primary religion practiced by the Arabs is Sunni Islam, the largest branch of Islam. Sunni Muslims follow the teachings of the Qur'an and consider the first four caliphs to be the rightful successors of Muhammad.


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