People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Djiboutian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 875

ROP3 Code: 102419
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Yemeni
Language: Afar - (aar)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Djibouti

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By Eduardo Araia

Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 600

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 275

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Brief Profile

Bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast, Djibouti is a country on the horn of Africa. Arab, Djiboutian people are those from Djibouti who are ethnically Arab.

Djibouti is home to several people groups including the Somali and Afar, both making up the two largest people groups. The remaining 5% are Arab, Ethiopian, and European descent (French and Italian). Arabic and French constitute the country's two official languages. Arabic is of social, cultural and religious importance. In formal settings, it consists of Modern Standard Arabic. Colloquially, local residents often speak the Ta'izzi-Adeni Arabic dialect, also known as Djibouti Arabic. French was inherited from the colonial period and is the primary language of instruction.

About 94% of people in Djibouti adhere to Islam. The Arab, Djibouti in North America are not an exception.

While they convert to or marry someone from another faith, they are likely to encounter negative reactions from their family and clan at large.

Prayer Points

  • Ask God to reveal the truth in Jesus Christ through dreams.
  • Pray for the Arab, Djiboutian people to learn that they may know both the ultimate and intimate God through Jesus Christ.

Learning Resources

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC600
United StatesBronxNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY275