People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Egyptian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 73,450

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

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

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 23,765

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 11,644

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 9,633

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 8,276

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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.
  • Take a virtual prayerwalk in an Egyptian Arab community in Los Angeles.

People Group Resources

Bible - Arabic
Arabic Bibles Online - audio and text versions are available

Global Recordings Network - Egyptian Arabic
Audio Bible stories and resources in Egyptian Arabic.

Indigitube - Egyptian Arabic
Many gospel videos in Egyptian Arabic

Jesus Film in Egyptian
JESUS Film video in Egyptian Modern Standard Dialect

Jesus Film Project - Magdalena in Egyptian Arabic
JESUS Film adaptation with honor/shame theme. Particularly helpful sharing with women. In Egyptian Modern Standard dialect.

King of Glory Film - Egyptian Arabic
King of Glory goes through the ancient Scriptures of the prophets as it chronologically and unfolds their story and message in Egyptian Arabic.

Online Talking Bible - Arabic - Easy to Read Version
The purpose of Talking Bibles is to give non-readers and the blind access to the Bible in their native language.

The Prophet's Story - Arabic
This video presents the gospel in Standard Modern Arabic dialect simply and quickly through the stories of the Biblical prophets.

You Version Electronic Bible - Egyptian Arabic
Electronic Bible in Egyptian Arabic

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

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
CanadaMississaugaToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON36,340
United StatesPico RiveraLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA23,765
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC11,644
United StatesLanier HeightsWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA9,633
United StatesHickory HillsChicago-Naperville-ElginIL8,276
United StatesKatyHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX7,947
United StatesValley View MeadowsNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN6,912
United StatesNewberry SpringsRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA6,564
United StatesCupertinoSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA6,281
United StatesDudley SquareBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA5,602
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX4,441
United StatesCenter CityPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA4,348
United StatesConwayOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL4,249
United StatesHamtramckDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI4,008
United StatesOaklandSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA3,861
United StatesLynnwoodSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA3,320
United StatesSeminoleTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,234
United StatesEden PrairieMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN2,280
United StatesCentral West EndSt. LouisMO2,050
United StatesGreshamPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR1,991
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 StatesCincinnatiCincinnati-MiddletownOH1,080