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.

Resources

J-Film
Global Recordings Network
Online Bible
Talking Bible
Bible - Arab, Lebanese (Good News Ed)
Displaying 31-59 of 59 results.
StatusCountry City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesSouth WindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT3,711
United StatesClintonvilleColumbusOH3,587
United StatesHarris-HoustonCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC3,431
United StatesPocahontas VillageVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsCA2,934
United StatesSam MiguelSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA2,910
United StatesCantebury Hill CondosNashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--FranklinTN2,789
United StatesSouth ForkLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV2,668
United StatesCentral business DistrictWorcesterMA2,513
United StatesFulton OaksSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA2,499
United StatesSyracuseSyracuseNY2,470
United StatesVillage at Rustic OaksSan Antonio-New BraunfelsTX2,464
United StatesEast VillageKansas CityMO2,429
United StatesPlymouth HeightsGrand Rapids-WyomingMI2,380
United StatesBrooklawn St.VincentBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT2,248
United StatesHyde ParkCincinnati-MiddletownOH2,239
United StatesRoesslevilleAlbany-Schenectady-TroyNY2,047
United StatesOrangeNew Haven-MilfordCT1,939
United StatesEastsideLansing-East LansingMI1,826
United StatesCarverRichmondVA1,822
United States6th WardAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA1,797
United StatesPrestoniaLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY1,671
United StatesDowntownRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC1,467
United StatesMetaireNew Orleans-MetairieLA1,436
United StatesRiversideJacksonvilleFL1,391
United StatesBurns ParkAnn ArborMI1,293
United StatesDowntownSalt Lake CityUT1,234
United StatesVenturaOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA1,179
United StatesStrongRochesterNY1,155
United StatesBroad RippleIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN1,101