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

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

Majority Located Where

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 31,637

  Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA - 26,841

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 26,100

  San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA - 26,012

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 21,580

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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

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 StatesPico RiveraLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA31,637
United StatesRosevilleSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA26,841
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON26,100
United StatesOaklandSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA26,012
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC21,580
United StatesFalls ChurchWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA6,172
CanadaOttawaOttawa–GatineauON5,440
United StatesMiami ShoresMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL4,251
United StatesRancho CucamongaRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA3,086
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX3,000
United StatesKatyHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,600
United StatesSeminoleTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL2,012
United StatesLansdalePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,889
United StatesEden PrairieMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,582
United StatesLynnwoodSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,581
United StatesNottinghamBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD1,497
United StatesLakewoodCleveland-ElyriaOH1,226
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA1,109
United StatesQueen CreekPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,030
United StatesCupertinoSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,021
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV774
United StatesCarmelIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN616
United StatesPittsPittsburghPA601
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX600
United StatesLone TreeDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO598
United StatesWest HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT556
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA546
United StatesVenturaOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA539
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA428
United StatesChesapeakeVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA415