People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Algerian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 116,353

ROP3 Code: 100226
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb
Language: Algerian Arabic - (arq)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Algeria

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Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 54,635

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 2,600

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 2,400

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC - 2,200

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 2,100

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Brief Profile

Arab, Algerians have a long history of migration and residence in North America. However, it was not until 1998 that this population to beganrapidly to grow. It was also during this time that there was a surge of work visas given to Algerians. Because of this there were a large number who moved to Chicago seeking work. Most Algerians are highly educated and have professional experience. Many are employed as physicians and engineers, while others have become small business owners.

Arab, Algerians have a strong sense of community and because of this there is almost always an Algerian Association where there is a population of Arab, Algerians. These associations organize community events and attempt to create an environment where the Arab, Algerian culture can be preserved and pushed forward in the younger generations.

Almost all Arab Algerians adhere to Islam.

These associations are also put into place as a safe haven for those Algerians who have just arrived in the country and are trying to settle down and learn to live in North America.

Islam is the dominant religion of Arab, Algerians. Upon arriving many are very devout in their beliefs and resist assimilation strongly, but as their children grow up they learn English and American culture and their Islamic commitment sometimes becomes "in name only." Most women stop wearing the hijab, and there is no segregation of men and women during events. Although this commitment to Islam dissipates the people still hold to the cultural holidays and traditions of their past. Ramadan is still the most major holiday of Arab, Algerians.

Prayer Points

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

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
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Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
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Loving Muslims Small Group Study
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World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.

Other Resources

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

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
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC54,635
United StatesAlbertsonNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY2,600
United StatesNorth MiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL2,400
United StatesD.C.Washington-Arlington-AlexandriaDC2,200
United StatesSan DimasLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA2,100
United StatesPlanoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,200
United StatesCiceroChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,000
United StatesLenexaKansas CityKS108