There were not many Moroccans in the US. until the middle of the twentieth century. Arab Moroccans did not arrive in greater numbers till the late 1970s. In the last two decades of the twentieth century many Moroccans came to the United States to go to universities, colleges and medical schools. Some Moroccans emigrated to America for work and began businesses with small retail shops and restaurants. They speak Moroccan Arabic, French, English and Spanish. In the late 1990s, Morocco began having economic problems and more Moroccans came to America. They had good work skills.
Most came to New York, New England, California, Texas and Washington DC. They owned small businesses or went into professional work. By the end of the 1990s most Moroccans were present or former students. Some were mechanics and others taxi drivers.
Moroccans in the US often have big families. Their women work as well as doing housework. Some are teachers.
There is a Moroccan American magazine called Tingis and it helps to build friendships with Morocco and the United States.
One of the favorite Moroccan foods in American supermarkets is called couscous made from fine semolina. The Moroccans also like chicken with lemon and olives.
Moroccan Muslims celebrate Ramadan for thirty days. They like the friendship it brings.
Moroccan Muslims need to see living Christianity. Those who are serious about their relationship with the Lord can befriend them and introduce them to Jesus.
Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for Moroccan Arabs in the US.
Pray they will hunger for the truth and eagerly accept it when they hear it.
Pray for a church planting movement among Moroccan Arabic speaking people in the US that will show others the transforming power of the gospel in their lives.
Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches and discipleship movements among Diaspora Arabs in the US.
Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Moroccan in United States.
|Profile Source: Joshua Project|
|Global Prayer Digest: 2020-07-06|
|People Name General||Arab, Moroccan|
|People Name in Country||Arab, Moroccan|
|Natural Name||Moroccan Arab|
|Alternate Names||Arabized Berber; Jemmari; Maghreb Arab; Maghrebi Arab; Maghrib Arab; Moroccan Arab; Moroccan Arab-Berber; Moroccan Arabized Berber|
|Population this Country||218,000|
|Population all Countries||29,810,000|
|Progress Scale||1 ●|
|Frontier People Group||No|
|GSEC||1 (per PeopleGroups.org)|
|Pioneer Workers Needed||4|
|Region||America, North and Caribbean|
|National Bible Society||Website|
|Persecution Rank||Not ranked|
|Location in Country||New York (Queens), Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston Source: Global Gates 2021|
|Primary Language||Arabic, Moroccan Spoken (218,000 speakers)|
|Language Code||ary Ethnologue Listing|
|Language Written||Yes ScriptSource Listing|
Primary Language: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken
|Bible Translation ▲||Status (Years)|
|Bible-New Testament||Yes (2012)|
|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|
|Audio Recordings||Oral Bible stories||One Story|
|Audio Recordings||Story of Jesus audio||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||God's Story video||God's Story|
|Film / Video||Jesus Film: view in Arabic, Moroccan Spoken||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||LUMO film of Gospels||Bible Media Group/LUMO|
|Film / Video||Magdalena video||Jesus Film Project|
|Film / Video||World Christian Videos||World Christian Videos|
|General||Faith Comes By Hearing - Bible in text, audio, 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, Moroccan Spoken||YouVersion Bibles|
|Mobile App||iOS Bible app: Arabic, Moroccan Spoken||YouVersion Bibles|
|Text / Printed Matter||Tools for faith conversations||Campus Crusade for Christ|