Arab, Egyptian of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 281,250

ROP3 Code: 102879
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Egyptian
Language: Egyptian Arabic - (arz)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Egypt

Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 47,647

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 36,340

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 18,206

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 11,644

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 10,911

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Brief Profile

The Arab, Egyptian people began migrating to North America in the late 1960’s, with the majority being from a Muslim background. Prior to 1965, the majority of Arab Egyptians were from Christian background. Although often university educated, many Arab Egyptian initially became taxi drivers and worked in restuarants.

They value higher education. Therefore, they often enroll in prestigious and high ranking colleges and universities.

Although the religious background of most Egyptians is Islamic, the role of women in the culture has become more prominent since World Wars I and II. Many women will not wear a hijab, or covering, but will dress as many other women while at the same time still dressing very modest and conservative. It is very common for Egyptian women to have jobs. Some women work in the food industry while others work in the medical field.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God would open the eyes of Arab, Egyptians to the truth of the Gospel.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians will rise up to reach the Arab, Egyptians.
  • Pray that Christians and Churches will encounter and reach the Arab, Egyptians in their area.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Arabic - Easy to Read Version
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesJersey CityNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ47,647
CanadaMississaugaToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON36,340
United StatesPico RiveraLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA18,206
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC11,644
United StatesLanier HeightsWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA10,911
United StatesValley View MeadowsNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN7,308
United StatesNewberry SpringsRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA6,564
United StatesHickory HillsChicago-Naperville-ElginIL6,051
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX5,621
CanadaOttawaOttawa–GatineauON5,440
United StatesCenter CityPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA5,249
United StatesOaklandSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA3,861
United StatesKatyHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX3,720
United StatesLynnwoodSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA3,320
United StatesSeminoleTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,234
United StatesDudley SquareBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA2,820
United StatesEden PrairieMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN2,280
United StatesCentral West EndSt. LouisMO2,050
United StatesGreshamPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR1,991
United StatesHamtramckDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI1,936
United StatesConwayOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL1,892
United StatesNottinghamBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD1,791
United StatesHome ParkAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,658
United StatesSheffield ParkCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC1,524
United StatesMiami ShoresMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL1,501
United StatesLincoln Park WestColumbusOH1,261
United StatesWest HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT1,192
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA1,160
United StatesRosevilleSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA1,159
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH1,080