People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Lebanese (Christian) of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 625,185

ROP3 Code: 116091
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: Lebanon

Majority Located Where

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 54,677

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 28,151

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 28,071

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, TX - 22,611

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 15,980

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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 "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.

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

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-DearbornMI54,677
United StatesLos FelizLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA28,151
United StatesSunnysideNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY28,071
United StatesWest RoxburyBoston-Cambridge-QuincyTX22,611
United StatesNorth Miami BeachMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL15,980
United StatesLanier HeightsWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA12,297
United StatesBryan PlaceDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX11,417
United StatesUptownHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX10,464
United StatesAlamo SquareSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA8,871
United StatesDowntownCleveland-ElyriaOH8,611
United StatesLavista ParkAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA8,586
United StatesCranstonProvidence-WarwickRI8,295
United StatesRavenwood ManorChicago-Naperville-ElginIL7,932
United StatesSt. Anthony EastMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN7,260
United StatesMaple AshPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ7,045
United StatesRittenhouse SquarePhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA6,839
United StatesKaisertownBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY5,771
United StatesVillage of TampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL5,355
United StatesPenn StationSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA5,297
United StatesSquirrel Hill SouthPittsburghPA5,249
United StatesBuckmanPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR5,224
United StatesWest RedlandsRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA5,206
United StatesRainey Street Historic districtAustin-Round RockTX5,061
United StatesWhitter HeightsSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA4,840
United StatesDowntownCleveland-ElyriaOH4,834
United StatesCrescent ParkOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL4,758
United StatesCentral West EndSt. LouisMO4,548
United StatesHighland SquareAkronOH4,230
United StatesAlamo PlacitaDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO4,164
United StatesFederal-Hill MontegomeryBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD3,739

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