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.


Global Recordings Network
Online Talking Bible - Arabic - Easy to Read Version
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA283
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC141
United StatesWest HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT1,192
United StatesVon OrmySan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX299
United StatesVenturaOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA893
United StatesValley View MeadowsNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN7,308
United StatesUniversityBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY812
United StatesSheffield ParkCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC1,524
United StatesSeminoleTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,234
United StatesSan BenitoMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX70
United StatesRosevilleSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA1,159
United StatesRochesterRochesterNY55
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA449
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX5,621
United StatesQueen CreekPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ952
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI705
United StatesPittsPittsburghPA795
United StatesPico RiveraLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA18,206
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE143
United StatesOaklandSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA3,861
United StatesNottinghamBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD1,791
United StatesNewbury ParkOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA893
United StatesNewberry SpringsRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA6,564
United StatesNew BerlinMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI121
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC11,644
CanadaMississaugaToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON36,340
United StatesMidlandMidland-OdessaTX22
United StatesMiami ShoresMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL1,501
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA1,160