People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Syrian (Muslim) of North America


People Group Info

Total Population: 118,552

ROP3 Code: 200008
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: Syria

Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 11,502

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 6,422

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 4,703

  Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI - 3,623

  Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA - 3,528

Click here to recommend other locations where this People Group resides.

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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 "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 States6th WardAllentown-Bethlehem-EastonPA3,528
United StatesAnaheimLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA6,422
United StatesAviation SubDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI3,623
United StatesBayridgeNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY11,502
United StatesBurncoatWorcesterMA1,161
United StatesCedarsDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX2,134
United StatesCivic CenterSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA1,029
United StatesCranstonProvidence-WarwickRI702
United StatesDoctor PhillipsOrlando-Kissimmee-SanfordFL769
United StatesDunningChicago-Naperville-ElginIL4,703
United StatesFairfaxCleveland-ElyriaOH1,080
United StatesFalls churchWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA2,512
United Statesinman parkAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA2,027
United StatesLarimerPittsburghPA2,519
United StatesLouettaHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX2,173
United StatesLudlowPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,680
United StatesMcKinely HeightsSt. LouisMO1,014
United StatesNewbury ParkOxnard-Thousand Oaks-VenturaCA674
United StatesNorth Austin Civic AssociationAustin-Round RockTX701
United StatesProspect ParkMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN676
United StatesRidgeview WebsterSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA1,126
United StatesShawmutBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA2,862
United StatesSouth DelridgeSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA1,135
United StatesSouth MiamiMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL1,874
United StatesSouthside EstatesJacksonvilleFL1,034
United StatesTerrace ParkTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterTX662
United StatesUniversityRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA1,333
United StatesVillage ManorPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,177



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