Arab, Lebanese of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 721,275

ROP3 Code: 105688
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Lebanon

Status of Christianity


Engaged yet Unreached

GSEC Level: 1

Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 62,045

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 48,703

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 28,758

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 27,753

  Ottawa–Gatineau, ON - 26,615

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Brief Profile

Arab, Lebanese people are the largest Arab group in the United States. They began migrating to the United States in the mid 1850s with those being Christians. Since the first migrations, those who have migrated adhere to Islam. They are predominantly Shi'ite and Sunni Muslims. Historically, they have excelled in business, academia, arts and entertainment and have had a significant participation in American politics and social and political activism.

Arab, Lebanese people respect age and parents. In fact, family is the core value reinforcing their social identity, which plays out into loyalty to family superseding all other allegiances. Hence, they are expected to protect the family's honor. Moreover, their social life is extremely important. So, for instance, one can often socialize with them by sharing a daily coffee or tea time. In other words, relationships are extremely important and therefore getting to know them and their life story is important.

Prayer Points

  • Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to reach out and share the love of Christ with them.
  • Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for the Arab, Lebanese.
  • Ask God to give the few Arab, Lebanese believers opportunities to share the love of Christ with their own people.
  • Pray that their traditional culture will soften, creating open doors for the Gospel to be preached among them.

Resources

Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
Bible - Arab, Lebanese (Good News Ed)
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaCalgaryCalgaryAB11,580
CanadaOttawaOttawa–GatineauON26,615
CanadaEdmontonEdmontonAB11,395
United StatesTroyAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY260
United StatesAlbuquerqueAlbuquerqueNM368
United StatesEastonAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA485
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX170
United StatesAshevilleAshevilleNC400
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX600
United StatesAustinAustin-Round RockTX2,800
United StatesMountain BrookBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesSomervilleBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA21,725
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT459
United StatesBuffaloBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY671
United StatesLombardChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,000
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH403
United StatesCleveCleveland-ElyriaOH10,355
United StatesCorpus ChristiCorpus ChristiTX498
United StatesPlanoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX7,500
United StatesDearbornDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI48,703
United StatesEl PasoEl PasoTX400
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA489
United StatesGrand RapidsGrand Rapids-WyomingMI130
United StatesGreenvilleGreenvilleNC526
United StatesSouth WindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT318
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX3,200
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL460
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV1,709
United StatesLongviewLongview-TylerTX275
United StatesMonterey ParkLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA27,753