Gypsy, Domari, Zott in Iraq

The Domari or Romani are made of two groups: the Ghorbati and the Nawari. Their language derives from a North Indo-Aryan language of India. Their name derives from the Indian word Dom, meaning “a man of low caste who gains his livelihood by singing and dancing.” Many were forced from India and those that traveled southward are the Domari, the Middle Eastern gypsies.

They are semi-nomadic and travel from place to place in search of work. Many are specialized in some type of work such as musicians and craftsmen. The Domari are virtually all Muslim.

 Engagement // What’s Happening Now

Even though there are almost no Christians among the Gypsy, Domari we still find hope in stories such as “A Ramadan Miracle” in a neighboring Arab country. Zoumli met a global worker who introduced him to the gospel for the first time. Zoumli later accepted to follow Jesus as his Lord and Savior.

Pray for Zoumli’s who will choose to follow Christ among the Domari in Eurasia.

Sustainability // The Bigger Story

Their nomadic lifestyle makes reaching them difficult. Pray God would provide insight and understanding to workers for how to reach them with the gospel. Many are poor and in need of health care, nutrition, education, etc. pray that through compassion ministries, they may know the truth of the gospel.

Visit Live Dead to join in reaching the Domari.

 Partnership // Move Beyond

Please spend a few minutes in prayer for:

  • Pray for opportunities and open doors to share the gospel with the Domari.
  • There are no Christians among them and most are Muslim. Pray for spiritual freedom from Islam.
  • Pray for open hearts as they hear the message of the gospel.
  • Pray for workers who will dedicate their lives to reaching the Domari.

Interested in more opportunities? Visit the Wide Open website.

Joshua HuverGypsy, Domari, Zott in Iraq