Shabak in Iraq

The Shabak have only been reported in Iraq
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Introduction / History

The Shabaks probably migrated from Persia to Ninevah in the 1600s. Many of the Shabak are related to the Kurds and the word shabak in Arabic means “intertwine.”
The Shabak of Iraq live in the Sinjar region of Ninevah, Mosul in many villages like Khazna, for example. They speak Shabaki and Arabic.


What Are Their Lives Like?

In Iraq the Shabak have always been looked on as being lower class people. They face discriminated by Iraqi authorities and by their Kurdish neighbors. They have been attacked and many have been killed.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The Shabak began their own religion to defend themselves against what they say to be false accusations. The Shabak have their own ideas on spiritual life which include elements of Christianity and the mystic Sufi sect of Islam. They have religious guides called pirs. Unlike other Muslims, the Shabak people drink alcohol.


What Are Their Needs?

This people group is in danger from hostile neighbors.


Prayer Points

Pray for their safety and for their situation to lead them to Jesus Christ. Many have now gone to Iraqi Kurdistan.
Pray their despised situation may work for their good, making them receptive to the gospel message.
Pray that they meet loving Christians who will disciple them.


Scripture Prayers for the Shabak in Iraq.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/shabak_people
i-class.com/e.o./shabak.htm


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Shabak
People Name in Country Shabak
Alternate Names
Population this Country 289,000
Population all Countries 289,000
Total Countries 1
Indigenous Yes
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 6
People ID 19500
ROP3 Code 115440
ROP25 Code 307413
ROP25 Name Shabak
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Ninawa governorate: Ali Rach, Khazna, Talara, and Yangija villages north of Mosul; many displaced since 1980s.   Source:  Ethnologue 2020
Country Iraq
Region Africa, North and Middle East
Continent Asia
10/40 Window Yes
Persecution Rank 16  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Location in Country Ninawa governorate: Ali Rach, Khazna, Talara, and Yangija villages north of Mosul; many displaced since 1980s..   Source:  Ethnologue 2020
Map of Shabak in Iraq Ethnolinguistic map or other map

Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.01 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
99.99 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Shabak (289,000 speakers)
Language Code sdb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Unknown
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Shabak (289,000 speakers)
Language Code sdb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Shabak

Primary Language:  Shabak

Bible Translation Status:  Unspecified

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Map Source People Group location: IMB. Map geography: ESRI / GMI. Map design: Joshua Project.  
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