People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Bulgar of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 126,085

ROP3 Code: 101722
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Southern
Language: Bulgarian - (bul)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Bulgaria

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Majority Located Where

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 10,850

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 10,555

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 5,100

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 3,500

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 1,950

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Brief Profile

The Bulgar are predominantly native to the country of Bulgaria and neighboring regions. They began migrating in the early 1900s but larger numbers migrated after 1965. Some consider themselves to be simply Americans or Canadians living in North America while others have a very strong sense of identity. Many speak Bulgarian, especially the more recent immigrants of the past twenty years, while others might not speak the Bulgarian language at all, or speak Bulgarian mixed with English to a lesser or greater extent.

Most Bulgars live in Bulgaria, where they constitute 85% of the population. Many Bulgars also live in the diaspora in the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Germany.

The majority of the Bulgar people are nominally members of the Bulgarian Christian Orthodox Church. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church is the independent national church of Bulgaria. The church is the heart of community life and reinforces the Bulgar peoples distinct people group identity.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that Bulgars will experience a personal relationship with the living God, Jesus Christ. They are religious, but lack understanding of the Gospel and a close relationship with the living God.
  • Pray that evangelical Christians will discover bridges to form friendships with the Bulgars and through the relationship encounter people of peace who will influence other Bulgars to understand how to have a personal relationship with the living God.
  • Pray for God to send workers into this field of opportunity to share the message of the Gospel.

Learning Resources

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON10,555
United StatesSt PetersburgTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL1,699
United StatesBallwinSt. LouisMO740
United StatesDallasDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX400
United StatesGrand PrairieDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX1,400
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV1,900
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY5,100
United StatesBurbankLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA3,500
United StatesWoburnBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA1,950
United StatesDes PlainesChicago-Naperville-ElginIL10,850
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX1,400