Arab, Lebanese in United States

Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Lebanese are the most numerous Arab group of people living in the U.S.A. The Lebanese there excel in the world of entertainment and in business. Some are in politics.

There are several places in America where the Lebanese live. Many of them live in Michigan and California. There are many famous Lebanese American people.

Large numbers of Lebanese began to come to America in the late 1800s and later some bought farms. Many more Lebanese came after World War II till near the end of the last century. A lot came to get away from the Lebanese Civil War. Since then the percentage of Lebanese arriving has been less and most of them coming now are Muslims. They are mainly Sunni and Shia Muslims. They speak Arabic and English.

The closeness of families in America amongst the Lebanese has lessened but they mainly marry among their own communities. Divorce is not well liked among them. Muslims have begun Islamic schools. They have mosques and where they have no mosques they rent rooms.

Prayer Points

* Pray that Lebanese Christians will give the Lebanese Arabs the gospel message
leading them to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that as the Lebanese Arabs read the Koran they will want to read the Bible
and that this will lead them to Salvation too.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

People Name General Arab, Lebanese
People Name in Country Arab, Lebanese
Population in United States 3,521,000
World Population 10,560,000
Total Countries 46
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2.2
Least-Reached No
GSEC 2  (per
Alternate Names Lebanese Arab, Lebanese Shiite, Lebanese Sunni
People ID 13017

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Enthologue Language Map

Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (3,521,000 speakers)
Language Code: apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (3,521,000 speakers)
Language Code: apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Secondary Languages:
For Primary Language: Arabic, North Levantine Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1973)
New Testament No
Complete Bible No
Possible Print Bibles
Forum of Bible Agencies
Gospel Go
World Bible Finder
World Bibles
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
General Four Spiritual Laws
General Gods Simple Plan
Text / Printed Matter Bible-in-Your-Language
Primary Religion: Islam

Major Religion Percent
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
32.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
59.00 %
2.00 %
Other / Small
7.00 %
0.00 %

Christian Segments Percent
0.0 %
1.0 %
23.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
1.0 %
Roman Catholic
75.0 %
Photo Source: Antonio Caselli   Creative Commons  
Profile Source: Anonymous  
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