People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Lebanese (Muslim) of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 350,982

ROP3 Code: 200002
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Lebanon

Majority Located Where

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 30,696

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 15,804

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 15,759

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 12,694

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 8,971

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Brief Profile

Arab, Lebanese people are the largest Arab group in the United States. They began migrating to the United States in the mid 1850s with those being Christians. Although most of the recent immigrants have been Muslim (Shi'ite and Sunni), the Lebanese Arab population in North America is still predominantly Christian. Historically, Lebanese Arabs have excelled in business, academia, arts and entertainment and have had a significant participation in American politics and social and political activism.

Arab, Lebanese people respect age and parents. In fact, family is the core value reinforcing their social identity, which plays out into loyalty to family superseding all other allegiances. Hence, they are expected to protect the family's honor. Moreover, their social life is extremely important. So, for instance, one can often socialize with them by sharing a daily coffee or tea time. In other words, relationships are extremely important and therefore getting to know them and their life story is important.

Prayer Points

  • Ask the Lord to call people who are willing to reach out and share the love of Christ with them.
  • Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for the Arab, Lebanese.
  • Ask God to give the few Arab, Lebanese believers opportunities to share the love of Christ with their own people.
  • Pray that their traditional culture will soften, creating open doors for the Gospel to be preached among them.

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.

Bible - Arab, Lebanese (Good News Ed)
Goods New Edition of the Bible in Arabic Lebanese

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 StatesForrest ParkDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI30,696
United StatesEast HollywoodLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA15,804
United StatesSunny SideNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY15,759
United StatesWest RoxburyBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA12,694
United StatesUpper EastsideMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL8,971
United StatesLanier HeightsWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA6,904
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX6,440
United StatesMid WestHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX5,875
United Statesalamo squareSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA4,980
United StatesLavista ParkAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA4,820
United StatesCranstonProvidence-WarwickRI4,657
United StatesRavenwood ManorChicago-Naperville-ElginIL4,453
United StatesSt. Anthony EastMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN4,076
United StatesMaple AshPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ3,955
United StatesRittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA3,839
United StatesKaisertownBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY3,240
United StatesVillage of TampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,006
United StatesPenn StationSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA2,974
United StatesSquirrel Hill SouthPittsburghPA2,947
United StatesBuckmanPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR2,933
United StatesUniversityRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA2,922
United StatesRainey Street Historic DistrictAustin-Round RockTX2,841
United StatesWhitter HeightsSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA2,717
United StatesAlafayaOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL2,671
United StatesCentral West EndSt. LouisMO2,554
United StatesHighland SquareAkronOH2,375
United StatesAlamo PlacitaDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO2,337
United StatesFederal-Hill MontegomeryBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD2,099
United StatesSouth WindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT2,084
United StatesclintonvilleColumbusOH2,014