People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Tunisian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 45,870

ROP3 Code: 110285
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb
Language: Tunisian Arabic - (aeb)
Religion: Islam
Country of Origin: Tunisia

Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 27,960

  QC City (Lévis), QC - 1,000

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 825

  Ottawa–Gatineau, ON - 755

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 200

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Brief Profile

In the 1990s, Arab, Tunisians were granted the opportunity to pursue studies in North America. Since then, each year some find jobs in North America. As a whole, they are a Arab Islamic culture blended with Mediterranean, European and Western influences. This is the result of 3,000 years Tunisia being a melting pot of Mediterranean cultures combined with a genuine openness. Consequently, they are a tolerant and peaceful people.

Daily life and fashion mirror that of Europe but family life is more conservative with patriarchal dominant families. Generally speaking, they are one of most Westernized Arab peoples. However, the degree of Western liberality varies from one person to another resulting in Arab Tunisian being very diverse.

Arab Tunisian families are quite close-knit. Family members enjoy being together for special occasions such as religious celebrations, weddings, circumcisions and other family events during which the extended family along with friends and neighbors gather to celebrate.

Prayer Points

  • Pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth loving Christians to work among the Arab Tunisians.
  • Pray that Arab Tunisians will understand that Jesus is the long-awaited Messiah.
  • Ask the Lord to soften the hearts of the Arab Tunisians towards Christians so that they might hear and receive the message of salvation.
  • Take a virtual prayerwalk in the Tunisian Arab community in Montreal.

People Group Resources

Bible - Arabic
Arabic Bibles Online - audio and text versions are available - Arabic
Audio and written in Standard Arabic

Global Recordings Network - Tunisian Arabic
Audio Bible stories and resources in Tunisian Arabic.

Jesus Film in Tunisian Arabic
JESUS film video in Tunisian Arabic

Jesus Film Project - Magdalena in Tunisian Arabic
JESUS Film adaptation with honor/shame theme. Particularly helpful sharing with women. In Tunisian Arabic dialect.

One Story - Tunisian Arabic
Chronological Bible Stories in Tunisian Arabic.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.

Other Resources

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaMontrealMontreal (Laval)QC17,645
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC10,315
CanadaVille de QuébecQC City (Lévis)QC1,000
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON825
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL200