People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

German of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 1,631,375

ROP3 Code: 103305
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Germanic
Language: German - (deu)
Religion: Christianity - Protestant
Country of Origin: Germany

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 262,830

  Vancouver (Surrey), BC - 211,410

  Edmonton, AB - 204,890

  Calgary, AB - 185,995

  Winnipeg, MB - 121,470

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Brief Profile

North America has a rich German heritage. The achievements and contributions of Germans in North America have had a profound effect on making North America as it is today.

Although many people of German ancestral background have assimilated into mainstream North America, a remnant of people who adhere to German culture and language still exists in North America.

On the whole, the use of the German language has declined dramatically, but certain German religious groups practice language maintenance and continue to use German in everyday communication, using English as a second language.

A large majority of German people are Roman Catholic or Lutheran. German evangelical presence is not strong.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for the church to reach out to the German people with a gospel witness.
  • Pray for Germans to have gospel centered relationships with evangelical Christians.
  • Pray for Christians to take German classes and eat at German restaurants in order to build relationship with the German.


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.


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.

Bible - German
Online Bible in German

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
United StatesIndianapolisIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN1,866
United StatesNew HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT1,785
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK1,784
United StatesCharlestonCharleston-North CharlestonSC1,780
United StatesWashingtonWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC1,738
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY1,606
United StatesAugustaAugusta-Richmond CountyGA1,593
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI1,521
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO1,497
United StatesWhitehallAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA1,478
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM1,472
United StatesGreenvilleGreenville-Anderson-MauldinSC1,440
United StatesSyracuseSyracuseNY1,431
United StatesLakelandLakeland-Winter HavenFL1,377
United StatesKentwoodGrand Rapids-WyomingMI1,288
United StatesShrewsburyWorcesterMA1,242
United StatesDaytonDaytonOH1,208
United StatesSpringfieldSpringfieldMA1,203
United StatesAkronAkronOH1,170
United StatesMadisonMadisonWI1,159
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC1,119
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA1,097
United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTX1,087
United StatesToledoToledoOH1,061
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN1,028
United StatesNew OrleansNew Orleans-MetairieLA1,020
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE966
United StatesProvoProvo-OremUT962
United StatesTulsaTulsaOK956
United StatesBoiseBoise CityID953



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