Lebanese Arab in Mexico


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Introduction / History

Some Lebanese consider themselves Arabs, while others associate themselves with the ancient Phoenicians. Both groups have made their mark on world history through trade and power. Others consider the Lebanese to be Levantine Arabs, referring to those who originated in Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine or Syria. Some also include Arabs from Egypt, Iraq and Turkey. Like their ancient ancestors, today's Lebanese Arabs live all over the world. One can find them in most parts of the world including Mexico.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Commonly the Lebanese, be they Muslim or Christian, inter-marry with the Mexican population. Some continue to speak Arabic at home, but Spanish is an essential language for them. The Lebanese have influenced Mexican cuisine. Now there are fusion versions of Lebanese and Mexican dishes. The traditional Lebanese Maronite (eastern) form of Catholicism is merging with the western form favored in Mexico.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Like in Lebanon, about two-thirds of the Lebanese population is Muslim and one-third is part of a traditional church. They are usually more focused on their traditions than on the person of Jesus Christ and following him.


What Are Their Needs?

Whether they are Muslim or traditional Christian, the Lebanese Arabs in Mexico need to put their hope and trust in Jesus Christ. They need the infilling of the Holy Spirit and the willingness to obey Christ so they can experience abundant life.


Prayer Points

Pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the Lebanese church, leading them to make disciples of Christ who make more disciples.
Pray for their fellowships to be Christ centered rather than tradition centered.
Pray there will soon come a day when the Lebanese people will send loving workers to unreached people groups in the Middle East and Europe.
Pray for spiritual hunger and a discernment that will keep them away from spiritual counterfeits.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Lebanese in Mexico.


References

https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/blogs/menasource/viva-los-arabes-underreported-stories-of-the-arabs-of-the-americas/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lebanese_Mexicans
https://theeyehuatulco.com/2022/04/28/the-lebanese-in-mexicohow-and-why-they-got-here/
https://www.westword.com/news/theres-more-lebanese-sangre-in-mexico-than-you-might-think-5103496
http://www.revistascisan.unam.mx/voices/pdfs/4014.pdf
https://www.gob.mx/epn/en/articulos/meeting-with-the-lebanese-community-in-mexico


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Lebanese
People Name in Country Arab, Lebanese
Natural Name Lebanese Arab
Population this Country 89,000
Population all Countries 6,384,000
Total Countries 43
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 2
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Lebanese Arab; Lebanese Shiite; Lebanese Sunni
People ID 13017
ROP3 Code 105688
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)
Country Mexico
Region America, Latin
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank 43  (Open Doors top 50 rank, 1 = highest persecution ranking)

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.50 %)
32.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
59.00 %
Non-Religious
2.00 %
Other / Small
7.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (89,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, North Levantine Spoken (89,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, North Levantine Spoken
Photo Source DFID - UK - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
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