Jordanians are among the Levant Arabs who originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. Today, several hundred thousand Levant Arabs live along the northern edges of the Arabian Desert. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. "Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Jordanian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs. These groups share a common language but their history and cultures are different from one another.
The United States has hosted people from each of these groups including the Jordanians. Jordanians are likely to be found in New York City, Washington DC and Chicago.
Many Jordanian Arabs came to the U. S. as refugees following the 1967 war with Israel. A civil war in the 1970s drove more of them to U. S. shores. These were the biggest, but not the only times Jordanian Arabs have had to flee. The older ones are in their third generation now; they are well-established in the U. S. Their children and grandchildren are well-adapted to American ways. A fairly high percentage of Jordanian Arabs hold college degrees. These people are often professors, scientists, doctors, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Though they often interact with other Arab peoples, Jordanians have their own organizations including the Jordanian American Association of New York.
Like members of religious groups all over the world, Jordanian Muslims equate “Christianity” with a worldwide political system.
Over 90 percent of the Jordanian Arabs in the U. S. are Muslim, but there are also Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics and Evangelicals among them as well.
Their main need is spiritual hunger. At this point few Jordanians in the U. S are suffering from physical needs, and like the rest of the American population, spiritual complacency sets in.
Pray that Jordanian Arabs will have a hunger for spiritual truth that will lead them to the only Savior, Jesus Christ. Ask God to give Jordanian Arab believers opportunities to share the love of Christ with their own people in the United States. Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving believers to reach Jordanian Muslims for Christ.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Jordanian in United States.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|People Name General||Arab, Jordanian|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Jordanian|
|Natural Name||Jordanian Arab|
|Alternate Names||Arab; Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian; Jordanian Arab; Palestinian Arab|
|Population this Country||65,000|
|Population all Countries||4,931,000|
|Progress Scale||3 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed|
|ROP25 Name||Arab, Jordanian|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||Chicago (Bridgeview) Source: Global Gates 2021|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Levantine (65,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||apc Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Levantine
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|FCBH NT (www.bible.is)||Online|
|YouVersion NT (www.bible.com)||Online|
|Possible Print Bibles|
|Forum Bible Agencies|
|National Bible Societies|
|World Bible Finder|
|Resource Type ▲||Resource Name||Source|
|Audio Recordings||Arabic Bible Online||Arabic Bible Outreach Ministry|
|Audio Recordings||Audio Bible teaching||Global Recordings Network|
|Film / Video||Indigitube.tv Video / Animation||Create International|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text or audio or video||Faith Comes by Hearing|
|General||Gospel resources links||Scripture Earth|
|General||YouVersion Bible versions in text and/or audio||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||Android Bible app: Arabic, Levantine||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Arabic, Levantine||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Bible: Comic Book Version||Super Bible / Comic Bible Society|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|