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 StatesAkronAkronOH1,170
United StatesAlbanyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY2,068
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM1,472
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX450
United StatesAtlantaAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA8,918
United StatesAugustaAugusta-Richmond CountyGA1,593
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX3,100
United StatesBakersfieldBakersfieldCA872
United StatesBaltimoreBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD5,427
United StatesBaton RougeBaton RougeLA554
United StatesBeaumontBeaumont-Port ArthurTX408
United StatesBirminghamBirmingham-HooverAL942
United StatesBloomfield HillsDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI11,111
United StatesBoiseBoise CityID953
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA10,361
United StatesBuffaloBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY2,836
United StatesCape CoralCape Coral-Fort MyersFL3,694
United StatesCarmichaelSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA5,297
United StatesCharlestonCharleston-North CharlestonSC1,780
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC2,731
United StatesChattanoogaChattanoogaTN515
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL32,130
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH3,128
United StatesClevelandCleveland-ElyriaOH12,766
United StatesColorado SpringsColorado SpringsCO5,006
United StatesColumbiaColumbiaSC1,949
United StatesColumbusColumbusOH5,138
United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTX1,087
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX15,400

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"After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb."
(Revelation 7:9, NIV)
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