Arab, Moroccan of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 315,593

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 - 33,693

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 15,634

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 10,968

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 9,935

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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.


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Bible - Moroccan Arabic
Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT523
United StatesBridgeviewChicago-Naperville-ElginIL7,021
United StatesBrockwoodWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA15,634
United StatesCaryRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC2,103
United StatesCenter CityPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA9,409
United StatesCentral LA- Beverly WoodLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA7,068
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC3,591
United StatesCross CreekColumbusOH2,846
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO4,573
United StatesDetroitDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI1,869
United StatesEast BostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA10,968
United StatesHarbor EastBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD3,088
United StatesHighland HeightsCincinnati-MiddletownKY1,077
United StatesHillcrestSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA3,115
United StatesLa FeriaMcAllen-Edinburg-Mission-BrownsvilleTX20
United StatesLittle RockLittle Rock-North Little Rock-ConwayAR100
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY2,029
United StatesMid WestHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX5,137
United StatesMidtown PhillipsMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN3,133
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC77,450
United StatesOklahoma CityOklahoma CityOK267
United StatesOld Forth WardAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA1,088
United StatesPike Place MarketSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA4,193
United StatesQueensNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY33,693
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX3,444
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA1,300
United StatesRosemary GardensSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,273
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,532
United StatesTenderloinSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA2,677