Arab, Moroccan of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 155,915

ROP3 Code: 106804
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb
Language: Moroccan Arabic - (ary)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Morocco

Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 77,450

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 20,000

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 6,460

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 6,300

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 5,151

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Brief Profile

During the 1980s and 1990s, many Arab, Moroccans entered the United States to attend colleges, universities, graduate schools, and medical schools. Thus, in the past 30 years the majority of Arab, Moroccans emigrated seeking work, opening small retail stores and restaurants for both Arab, Moroccans and non-Moroccans.

Family structure is patriarchal, with the husband accorded power and the wife relegated to a subordinate status. Families tend to be large because of religious attitudes towards birth control. Many women often work outside the home and balance their career with family obligations.

The vast majority of Arab, Moroccans practice Islam, and more specifically Sunni Islam of the Malaki madh'hab tradition. A very small minority of Arab, Moroccans identify with Judaism, specifically Sephardic Judaism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Christians will be aware of their neighbors, of whom some are Arab, Moroccans.
  • Pray for evangelical churches to develop intentional church planting strategies, using the many God-prepared bridges to become friends with Arab, Moroccans.
  • Pray that God will work miraculously in the lives of Arab, Moroccans, coming to them in dreams and visions of the truth found in Jesus Christ.


Global Recordings Network
Bible - Moroccan Arabic
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC77,450
United StatesQueensNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY20,000
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON6,460
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA6,300
United StatesAlexandriaWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA5,151
United StatesRowland HeightsLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA4,674
United StatesHollywoodMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL3,311
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL2,900
CanadaVille de QuébecQC City (Lévis)QC1,820
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL1,270
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,203
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,200
United StatesCaryRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC1,200
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX700
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO686
United StatesYorktownVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA681
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT523
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA276
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK267
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC250
United StatesHighland HeightsCincinnati-MiddletownKY216
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY153
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR100
United StatesWilmingtonWilmingtonNC49
United StatesLa FeriaMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX20