People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Brazilian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 308,395

ROP3 Code: 101657
IMB Affinity Group: American Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Latin-Caribbean Americans
People Cluster: Portuguese, Brazilian
Language: Portuguese - (por)
Religion: Christianity - Other / Marginal
Country of Origin: Brazil

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Majority Located Where

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 49,861

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 41,811

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NJ - 22,000

  Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL - 11,600

  Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX - 11,000

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Brief Profile

Brazilians are immigrants from the large, vibrant South American country of Brazil. Brazilians may have come from the vast expanse of the North, with its limited economic and educational opportunities, the huge urban centers of central and Southeastern Brazil such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, or the ranching culture of the Gauchos in the deep South.

Brazilians are known for their openness and friendliness. They have a deep and abiding love for soccer, samba music and dance, and for the food of Brazil, such as black beans and rice, cheese bread bites, and shots of hot, sweet expresso coffee. Brazilian steak restaurants, called Churrascarias, are springing up in metro areas around the North America and feature a wide variety of meats grilled over open fire pits and carved off of skewers directly onto the plates of the patrons. Brazilians speak Brazilian Portuguese, although many immigrants speak fairly good English.

While the majority of Brazilians identify as Roman Catholic, this is frequently more of a cultural designation than a well-understood and practiced set of beliefs. Many Brazilians also practice Afro-Brazilian spiritism in conjunction with Catholicism. A strong and growing Evangelical and Pentecostal movement has also flourished among Brazilians in recent years.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Brazilian Christians to live lives that are above reproach and to be bold in their testimonies.
  • Pray for Brazilian Churches to grow and thrive in the USA.
  • Pray for Brazilian believers and Churches to catch a vision for reaching not only their people, but the Unreached People Groups around them.

Learning Resources

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.

Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

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
United StatesMaldenBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA49,861
United StatesPompano BeachMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL41,811
United StatesNewarkNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNJ22,000
United StatesWinter GardenOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL11,600
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT10,700
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON10,240
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA7,985
United StatesFriscoDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX7,000
United StatesPalmyraPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonNJ4,517
United StatesKatyHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX4,400
United StatesChgoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL4,173
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX4,000
United StatesSan DiegoSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA3,922
United StatesHartfordHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT2,501
United StatesLaurelBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD2,297
United StatesSammamishSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA2,272
United StatesWaterburyNew Haven-MilfordCT2,069
United StatesRiversideRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA1,778
United StatesSouth Salt LakeSalt Lake CityUT1,718
United StatesMetairieNew Orleans-MetairieLA1,593
United StatesProvProvidence-WarwickRI1,590
United StatesJacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL1,568
United StatesShelby Charter TownshipDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI1,507
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV1,489
United StatesSan JoseSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA1,471
United StatesGoodyearPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,433
United StatesMinneapolisMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,427
United StatesSarasotaNorth Port-Sarasota-BradentonFL1,379
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA1,249
United StatesPflugervilleAustin-Round RockTX1,200