Arab, Sudanese of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 58,895

ROP3 Code: 109571
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Sudan
Language: Sudanese Arabic - (apd)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Sudan

Majority Located Where

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 5,000

  Calgary, AB - 3,245

  Greensboro-High Point, NC - 2,700

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 2,615

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 2,500

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Brief Profile

During Civil War 1980s, Arab, Sudanese began fleeing to refugee camps in neighboring countries. Originating fron North Sudan, they fled oppressive Muslim fundamentalists. Since 2000, they began resettling to other countries, primarily to the United States. Sudanese refugees in these camps have been accepted in North America. Initially, many were settled in places such as Maine.

Arab, Sudanese primarily from North Sudan and speak a form of dialect of Arabic called Sudanese Arabic. They follow the Sunni sect of Islam and are very committed to their faith in areas of the five pillars of Islam but are less committed when it comes to drinking and gambling. Islam in Sudan has been greatly influenced by the animism that is very prevelant in most of Africa. There are many mystical sides to the practice of Islam among Arab, Sudanese.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God reveal the truth of who He is to the Arab, Sudanese people.
  • Pray that God would send gospel messengers to minister among Arab, Sudanese.
  • Pray Arab, Sudanese would experience an intimate living God, found in Jesus Christ.


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Religions - Islam Belief Bulletin (pdf)
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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesAlexandriaWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA5,000
United StatesGreensboroGreensboro-High PointNC2,700
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON2,615
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX2,500
United StatesOmahaOmaha-Council BluffsNE1,096
United StatesNashvilleNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN800
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY600
United StatesAmarilloAmarillo-DumasTX427
United StatesOdessaOdessaTX55