Greek Cypriot of United States


People Group Info

Total Population: 5,900

ROP3 Code: 102344
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Greek
Language: English - (eng)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Cyprus

Status of Christianity


Unengaged and Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

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Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 2,525

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 2,200

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Brief Profile

The Greek Cypriot people are Greek who come from Cyprus, where they are largest ethno-linguistic people group. New York state is home to the largest population of Greek Cypriot. (Please note: the density map being used refers to people who claim full or partial Cypriot ancestry.)

Greek Cypriot in the United States, alongside English, speak Cypriot Greek, Cypriot Turkish, Cypriot Arabic, or Armenian.

Greek Cypriot ethnic identity is closely tied to religious identity. The majority of Greek Cypriot are Greek Orthodox Christians, a tradition using the Greek liturgy and headed by a synod composed of bishops and an elected archbishop. Ritual is the center of activity for the Orthodox church. Seven sacraments are recognized: baptism in infancy, followed by confirmation with consecrated oil, penance, the Eucharist, matrimony, ordination and unction in times of sickness or when near death. Many Greek Cypriot are members of local Orthodox churches founded by Greek immigrants in even the smallest of communities

Prayer Points

  • Ask God to send evangelicals to form friendships with Greek Cypriot that will lead to sharing a message of grace.
  • Pray that God will breakthrough strongholds that prevent Greek Cypriot from experiencing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesJackson HeightNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY2,200
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON2,525