People Group Profiles

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Syrian (Christian) of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 225,249

ROP3 Code: 200007
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Levant
Language: North Levantine Arabic - (apc)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Syria

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 21,854

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 12,201

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 8,935

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 6,884

  Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA - 6,703

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Brief Profile

There is a large number of Arab, Syrians located throughout North America. They began migrating to North America since the late 1800's and had a surge in their population around 1965 when the Immigration Act of 1965 opened the American borders once again. The majority of Arab, Syrians are Christian but most of the recent arrivals are Muslim refugees.

The Arab, Syrian people are very successful at what they do and they, on average, make more per year than the average American. Many work in the medical field, and others work in management and other professional occupations. They are very committed to their professional life but they are just as committed to their family life. They prefer traditional relationships not necessarily only with those of Syrian decent but always of the Islamic faith.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that God would reveal the truth about who Jesus is to the Arab, Syrian People.
  • Pray that God would provide workers that could begin to reach the Arab, Syrian people.
  • Pray that the Arab, Syrian Christians would seek to reach others in their community.

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
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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 StatesMassapequaNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY21,854
United StatesBurbankLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA12,201
United StatesDunningChicago-Naperville-ElginIL8,935
United StatesSouthfieldDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI6,884
United States6th WardAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA6,703
United StatesBellevue HillBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA5,438
United StatesCentral OaklandPittsburghPA4,786
United StatesLandmarkWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA4,773
United StatesCentral SouthwestHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX4,129
United StatesSavoyDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX4,054
United Statesinman parkAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA3,851
United StatesCoral WayMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL3,561
United StatesBustletonPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA3,191
United StatesValley CollegeRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA2,532
United StatesRexmere HeightsPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ2,235
United StatesShrewsburyWorcesterMA2,207
United StatesBurrenSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA2,157
United StatesSanteeSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA2,140
United StatesFairfaxCleveland-ElyriaOH2,051
United StatesGynlea/Grove ParkJacksonvilleFL1,964
United StatesVillage SquareSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA1,956
United StatesMcKinely HeightsSt. LouisMO1,926
United StatesLake Eola HeightsOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL1,461
United StatesCentral FallsProvidence-WarwickRI1,335
United StatesMedical DistrictAustin-Round RockTX1,332
United StatesProspect ParkMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,285
United StatesEl Rio EastOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA1,281
United StatesTerrace ParkTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL1,257