People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Jordanian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 67,425

ROP3 Code: 104301
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: South Levantine Arabic - (ajp)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Jordan

Photo courtesy of Joshua Project.
By The Master's View / Howard Erickson

Majority Located Where

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 3,505

  Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC - 2,500

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 1,175

  Fresno, CA - 864

  Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI - 718

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Brief Profile

Arab, Jordanian people began to emigrate from Jordan soon after WWII. It was not until the '70's and '80's that their population began to grow rapidly. This was due mostly to the Jordanian Civil War as well as the Arab-Israeli War.

Arab Jordanians speak Arabic. However, English is widely understood among the educated and the upper and middle classes.

Many are employed in education, business, engineering, as well as science. Many even come to pursue an advanced degrees in medicine or engineering. They retain their distinct people group identity through their religious beliefs, associations, and community organizations.

The majority of Arab, Jordanian people in Jordan are Muslim, but in North America, a majority of Jordanian Arabs are Christians. Many of the Christians adhere to Eastern Orthodoxy or Roman Catholicism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God would give boldness to evangelical Arab, Jordanians to share the message of Christ.
  • Pray for evangelical Christians to minister among and share Christ to Arab, Jordanians.
  • Ask God to give them dreams of the truth found in Jesus Christ.

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
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON3,505
United StatesIndian TrailCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC2,500
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC1,175
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA864
United StatesMilwMilwaukee-Waukesha-West AllisWI718
United StatesRaleighRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC675
United StatesSan AntonioSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX660
United StatesKCMOKansas CityMO600
United StatesIndianapolisIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN424
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA395
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK241
United StatesBakersfieldBakersfieldCA239
United StatesTulsaTulsaOK236
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE235
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR232
United StatesBaton RougeBaton RougeLA209
United StatesKnoxvilleKnoxvilleTN205
United StatesBirminghamBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesLowellGrand Rapids-WyomingMI159
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC75
United StatesOdessaOdessaTX37