People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Sudanese of Canada


People Group Info

Total Population: 16,595

ROP3 Code: 109571
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Sudan
Language: Sudanese Arabic - (apd)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Sudan

Majority Located Where

  Calgary, AB - 3,245

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 2,615

  Edmonton, AB - 2,325

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Brief Profile

During Civil War 1980s, Arab, Sudanese began fleeing to refugee camps in neighboring countries. Originating fron North Sudan, they fled oppressive Muslim fundamentalists. Since 2000, they began resettling to other countries, primarily to the United States. Sudanese refugees in these camps have been accepted in North America. Initially, many were settled in places such as Maine.

Arab, Sudanese primarily from North Sudan and speak a form of dialect of Arabic called Sudanese Arabic. They follow the Sunni sect of Islam and are very committed to their faith in areas of the five pillars of Islam but are less committed when it comes to drinking and gambling. Islam in Sudan has been greatly influenced by the animism that is very prevelant in most of Africa. There are many mystical sides to the practice of Islam among Arab, Sudanese.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God reveal the truth of who He is to the Arab, Sudanese people.
  • Pray that God would send gospel messengers to minister among Arab, Sudanese.
  • Pray Arab, Sudanese would experience an intimate living God, found in Jesus Christ.


Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.


Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaCalgaryCalgaryAB3,245
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON2,615
CanadaEdmontonEdmontonAB2,325



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