Lebanese Arab in Gambia


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
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Introduction / History

Some Lebanese consider themselves Arabs while others associate themselves with the ancient Phoenicians. Both groups have made their mark on world history through trade and power. Others consider the Lebanese to be Levantine Arabs, referring to those who originated in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine or Syria. Some also include those from Egypt, Iraq and Turkey. Like their ancient ancestors, today's Lebanese Arabs live all over the world. One can find them in most parts of the world including Gambia.


What Are Their Lives Like?

There are prominent Lebanese families that have built strong businesses in many parts of Africa. More Lebanese are arriving in Africa to make a living after Lebanon experienced a serious economic crisis in 2019.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like in Lebanon, about two-thirds of the Lebanese population is Muslim and one-third is part of a traditional church. They are usually more focused on traditions rather than on the person of Jesus Christ and following him.


What Are Their Needs?

Whether they are Muslim or traditional Christian, the Lebanese Arabs in Gambia need to put their hope and trust in Jesus Christ. They need the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the willingness to obey Christ so they can experience abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Lebanese church, leading them to make disciples of Christ who make more disciples.
Pray for their fellowships to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.
Pray there will soon come a day when the Lebanese people will send loving workers to unreached people groups in the Middle East and Europe.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Lebanese in Gambia.


References

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g293794-c10626-Gambia.html
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7xH1y-MV1w
https://www.theafricareport.com/53337/lebanese-in-africa-a-look-at-30-family-dynasties/


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Lebanese
People Name in Country Arab, Lebanese
Natural Name Lebanese Arab
Alternate Names Lebanese Arab; Lebanese Shiite; Lebanese Sunni
Population this Country 3,800
Population all Countries 6,330,000
Total Countries 43
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 13017
ROP3 Code 105688

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
35.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
65.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (3,800 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (3,800 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Levantine

Primary Language:  Arabic, Levantine

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1939-1981)
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Bible-NT Audio Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
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Resource Type Resource Name Source
Audio Recordings Arabic Bible Online Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching Global Recordings Network
Audio Recordings Online New Testament Faith Comes by Hearing
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation Create International
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels Bible Media Group/LUMO
General Gospel resources links Scripture Earth
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken YouVersion Bibles
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Comic Book Version Super Bible / Comic Bible Society
Text / Printed Matter Tools for faith conversations Campus Crusade for Christ
Photo Source DFID - UK - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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