People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Cuban of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 2,018,710

ROP3 Code: 102324
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Hispanic
Language: Spanish - (spa)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Cuba

Majority Located Where

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 659,881

  Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL - 44,991

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 25,574

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 24,569

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 20,573

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Brief Profile

The majority of the Cubans living in North America live in and around the city of Miami. Other exiles have relocated to form substantial Cuban American communities in Union City and West New York, New Jersey (known as Havana on the Hudson); Raleigh, North Carolina; Los Angeles, California; and Palm Desert, California.

Many Cubans in North America are both legally and self-described political refugees who came in numerous waves as a result of the Cuban revolution of 1959. The Cuban community has grown and thrived and has been significantly involved in cultural events and political activism.

The majority of Cuban people adhere to Roman Catholicism. However, some practice African traditional religions (such as Santería or Ifá), which evolved from mixing the Catholic religion with the traditional African religion. There is also a Protestant presence.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the house church movement in Cuba to continue to grow.
  • Pray for Cubans as they process the new thaw in relations between the two countries.
  • Pray evangelical Cubans will cross-cultures intentionally engaging the least reached peoples in North America.

Learning Resources

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.

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

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

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

Online Talking Bible - Spanish
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

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

Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish
Scripture Resources in Latin-American Spanish

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(Revelation 7:9, NIV)
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