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“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Comorian, Maore of Canada

People Group Info

Total Population: 60

ROP3 Code: 115069
IMB Affinity Group: Sub-Saharan African Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Sub-Saharan African
People Cluster: Bantu, Swahili
Language: Maore Comorian - (swb)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Comoros

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 60

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Brief Profile

The Comorian Maore people, also known as the Shirazi, migrated from Comoros to North America. With fewer than a million people, the Comoros is one of the least populous countries in the world, but is also one of the most densely populated, with an average of 710 inhabitants per square mile. The islands of the Comoros share mostly African-Arab origins.

They speak Comorian, or Shikomori. It is a language related to Swahili, with four different variants (Shingazidja, Shimwali, Shinzwani and Shimaore). Arabic and Latin scripts are both used, Arabic being the more widely used.

They are Sunni Muslim. Almost all of the educated populace of the Comoros have attended Quranic schools at some point in their lives, often before regular schooling. Here, boys and girls are taught about the Qur'an, and memorize it.

Prayer Points

  • Pray evangelical Christians will intentionally engage the Comorians with the message of Christ.
  • Pray God will work in the lives of Comorians to experience a personal relatonship with the ultimate and intimate living God.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON60