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 StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX167
United StatesBakersfieldBakersfieldCA342
United StatesBethlehemAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA521
United StatesCarmelIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN738
United StatesCenter CityPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA5,249
United StatesCentral West EndSt. LouisMO2,050
United StatesChesapeakeVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA569
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH1,080
United StatesClay ArsenalHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT1,025
United StatesConwayOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL1,892
United StatesCupertinoSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,026
United StatesDudley SquareBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA2,820
United StatesEden PrairieMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN2,280
United StatesFairbornDaytonOH240
United StatesFranklin ChaseRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC708
United StatesGreenvilleGreenvilleNC375
United StatesGreshamPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR1,991
United StatesHamtramckDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI1,936
United StatesHickory HillsChicago-Naperville-ElginIL6,051
United StatesHome ParkAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,658
United StatesJersey CityNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ47,647
United StatesKatyHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX3,720
United StatesKearny MesaSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,008
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN153
United StatesLakewoodCleveland-ElyriaOH845
United StatesLanier HeightsWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA10,911
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV1,010
United StatesLathamAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY368
United StatesLenexaKansas CityKS75
United StatesLincoln Park WestColumbusOH1,261