People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

French of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 824,643

ROP3 Code: 103059
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: French
Language: French - (fra)
Religion: Christianity - Roman Catholic
Country of Origin: France

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 105,276

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 51,455

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 45,130

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 43,815

  Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA - 30,457

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Brief Profile

French history in North America is long and immense. They migrated in three waves, the last being the biggest, taking place after the French Revolution in 1793. One migrate city in the United States of French peoples was the present metro area of Louisville, Kentucky, which received its namesake from King Louis VXI of France. Although at a slower rate, French people continue to migrate for employment or school.

Over time French influence has decreased as assimilation has increased. However, French enclaves still exist with French being the dominant language. Many places in Canada are enclaves of French speakers. In the United States, although New Orleans prides itself in its French Quarters, those who claim to speak French at home are relatively few numbering a little over ten thousand.

Though the French people have a history of Christianity and Catholicism, most French today are secularist or at best culturally non0-religious. Evangelical French worldwide are fewer than 1%.

Prayer Points

  • For the church to engage French speaking people, one among many least reached peoples.
  • For French to have gospel centered relationships with Christians.
  • For Christians to take French classes, eat at French restaurants and shop at French boutiques in order to build relationship with the French.

Learning Resources

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Other Resources

Know God in 98 Languages
A CRU resource with 9 different witnessing models (e.g. 4 Spiritual Laws, etc.) in 98 languages.

Prayer Guide for Unreached Peoples
A 30 day guide to pray for unreached people groups.

Bible - French
The Biblica translation of the Bible for the French language.

Prayer Guide using the GOSPELS acronym
A prayer guide that utilizes the acronym GOSPELS to pray for workers among diaspora.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY105,276
United StatesLauderdale LakesMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL51,455
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA45,130
United StatesBostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA43,815
United StatesKennesawAtlanta-Sandy Springs-RoswellGA30,457
United StatesChicagoChicago-Naperville-ElginIL27,016
United StatesHaverfordPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA19,513
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX19,200
United StatesBedfordDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX16,550
United StatesWindsorHartford-West Hartford-East HartfordCT15,974
United StatesLochearnBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD15,324
United StatesSeattleSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA14,825
United StatesWest Bloomfield TownshipDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI13,974
United StatesPalm HarborTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL13,200
United StatesNorth ProvidenceProvidence-WarwickRI11,991
United StatesNew OrleansNew Orleans-MetairieLA10,615
United StatesCarlsbadSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA9,690
United StatesWorcesterWorcesterMA9,498
United StatesLos AltosSan Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa ClaraCA9,439
United StatesBaton RougeBaton RougeLA8,951
United StatesBridgeportBridgeport-Stamford-NorwalkCT8,715
United StatesRancho CucamongaRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA8,202
United StatesPittsPittsburghPA6,856
United StatesSt LouisSt. LouisMO6,807
United StatesNorfolkVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA6,770
United StatesCinCincinnati-MiddletownOH6,206
United StatesPortlandPortland-Vancouver-HillsboroOR6,182
United StatesCarmichaelSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA6,118
United StatesSpeedwayIndianapolis-Carmel-AndersonIN5,569
United StatesLas VegasLas Vegas-Henderson-ParadiseNV5,135

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