Arab, Gulf in United States

Main Language
Largest Religion
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

In most cases Gulf Arabs have no need to leave their countries to live somewhere else as they are well provided for and so there are not many of them living in America. After World War II, many of the students from Gulf Arab countries came to America for higher education.

The Gulf Arabs in America speak Arabic and English. Islam is their religion. Many like to live in California.

Saudi Americans live in California mostly and in Washington also. They tend to marry other Saudis so there are very few cases of Saudis marrying Americans. They like to eat Saudi food. Saudi male students tend to wear western clothes. Women dress in Islamic style.

Many Kuwaitis come to America as students and then go home. Emiratis from the United Arab Emirates come to America as students.

With the Yemenis, there are more of them living in America than there are of these other Gulf Arab peoples. Yemen is much poorer than the other Gulf Arab countries and has political trouble. Yemenis live in New York, also in Michigan where many work in trades, as well as living in California.

Prayer Points

* Pray that as the Gulf Arabs read the Koran about Jesus, they will want to know more about Him, read the Bible and give their lives to Jesus Christ.
* Pray that God will give them dreams and visions leading them to salvation.


Profile Source:   Anonymous  

Prayer / Resource Links:
Global Prayer Digest: 2016-05-11
People Name General Arab, Gulf
People Name in Country Arab, Gulf
Population in United States 20,000
World Population 4,726,000
Total Countries 7
Indigenous No
Unreached Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1 to 2
Progress Scale 1
GSEC 1  (per
Alternate Names Al-Hasaa, Arab, Arab, Gulf Arabic Speaking, Bahraini Arab, Emirian, Gulf Arab, Gulf Arabic Speaking, Gulf Arabs, Gulf Speaking, Iranian Arab, Saudi Arab
People ID 10376
ROP3 Code 100427
Primary Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken (20,000 speakers)
Language Code afb   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Primary Language Arabic, Gulf Spoken (20,000 speakers)
Language Code afb   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Gulf Spoken

Primary Language:  Arabic, Gulf Spoken

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions No
Bible-New Testament No
Bible-Complete No
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Arabic Bibles Online
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Audio Recordings Resources
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Gulf Spoken
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent *
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
4.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
0.00 %
96.00 %
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Other Christian
Roman Catholic
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Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Anonymous  
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