Syrian Arab in United States


Population
Main Language
Largest Religion
Christian
Evangelical
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Levant Arabs 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. Most Levant Arabs speak an Arabic language called Arabiya, with varying local dialects. Others speak an Arabic language known as Mashriqi. Like other Arabic peoples, the Syrians have their own dialect. For that reason, we will call them Syrian Arabs.
The Syrian civil war has driven tens of thousands out of the country. Some have migrated to France.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Syrian Arabs have their own cuisine. Social life is important to them. When they can, Syrian Arabs share a cup of coffee, preferably from a mug with no handles.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Though most Syrian Arabs around the world are Muslim, those in the United States are usually traditional Christian. Some put their faith in Christ while others are mostly concerned with traditions and rituals.


What Are Their Needs?

Syrian Arabs in the US need the spiritual hunger it takes to embrace Christ no matter what the cost. This would mean cutting against the secularized spiritual culture in the US.


Prayer Points

Ask God to open the spiritual eyes of the Syrian Arabs in the United States.
Pray that the Lord sends Christian believers to build friendships with Syrian Arabs and tell them the good news about Jesus.
Pray the Lord raises up a Disciple Making Movement among the Syrian Arabs soon.
Pray that leaders in the Arab community of the USA would be willing to investigate the claims of Christ.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Syrian in United States.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Syrian
People Name in Country Arab, Syrian
Natural Name Syrian Arab
Pronunciation SEER-ee-un AE-rub
Alternate Names Arab; Arab, Levantine; Lebanese Arab; Levantine Arab; Palestinian Arab; South Levantine; Syrian Arab
Population this Country 193,000
Population all Countries 20,176,000
Total Countries 38
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 4  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
People ID 15152
ROP3 Code 109662
ROP25 Code 300420
ROP25 Name Arab, Syrian
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Brooklyn), Los Angeles (Anaheim)   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Brooklyn), Los Angeles (Anaheim).   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Primary Religion: Christianity
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
60.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
30.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (193,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Levantine (193,000 speakers)
Language Code apc   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Levantine
Photo Source James Gordon - Wikimedia  Creative Commons 
Map Source Bethany World Prayer Center  
Profile Source Joshua Project 
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