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

No Longer Unreached

GSEC Level: 5

Majority Located Where

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 120,000

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 62,045

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 36,013

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 35,993

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 35,000

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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.


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
United StatesMountain BrookBirmingham-HooverAL200
United StatesBentonvilleFayetteville-Springdale-RogersAR153
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR188
United StatesTucsonTucsonAZ272
United StatesPhoenixPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,454
United StatesThousand OaksOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA494
United StatesFresnoFresnoCA489
United StatesRiversideRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA2,878
United StatesMonterey ParkLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA36,013
United StatesSan JoseSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,139
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,757
United StatesWest HavenNew Haven-MilfordCT302
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT459
United StatesSouth WindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT318
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL867
United StatesMiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL11,820
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL460
United StatesLombardChicago-Naperville-ElginIL1,000
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY72
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA282
United StatesSomervilleBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA35,993
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA994
United StatesDearbornDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI120,000
United StatesGrand RapidsGrand Rapids-WyomingMI130
United StatesSt. LouisSt. LouisMO1,500
United StatesGreenvilleGreenvilleNC526
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC15
United StatesAshevilleAshevilleNC400