People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Arab, Moroccan of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 315,593

ROP3 Code: 106804
IMB Affinity Group: North African and Middle Eastern Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Arab World
People Cluster: Arab, Maghreb
Language: Moroccan Arabic - (ary)
Religion: Islam - Sunni
Country of Origin: Morocco

Majority Located Where

  Montreal (Laval), QC - 77,450

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 33,693

  Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, VA - 15,634

  Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA - 10,968

  Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL - 9,935

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Brief Profile

During the 1980s and 1990s, many Arab, Moroccans entered the United States to attend colleges, universities, graduate schools, and medical schools. Thus, in the past 30 years the majority of Arab, Moroccans emigrated seeking work, opening small retail stores and restaurants for both Arab, Moroccans and non-Moroccans.

Family structure is patriarchal, with the husband accorded power and the wife relegated to a subordinate status. Families tend to be large because of religious attitudes towards birth control. Many women often work outside the home and balance their career with family obligations.

The vast majority of Arab, Moroccans practice Islam, and more specifically Sunni Islam of the Malaki madh'hab tradition. A very small minority of Arab, Moroccans identify with Judaism, specifically Sephardic Judaism.

Prayer Points

  • Pray that evangelical Christians will be aware of their neighbors, of whom some are Arab, Moroccans.
  • Pray for evangelical churches to develop intentional church planting strategies, using the many God-prepared bridges to become friends with Arab, Moroccans.
  • Pray that God will work miraculously in the lives of Arab, Moroccans, coming to them in dreams and visions of the truth found in Jesus Christ.
  • Take a virtual prayerwalk in an Moroccan Arab community in Chicago, Miami, Montreal.

People Group Resources - Moroccan Arabic
Audio New Testament in Moroccan Arabic.

Global Recordings Network - Moroccan Arabic
Audio Bible stories and resources in Moroccan Arabic

Jesus Film in Moroccan Arabic
The life of Jesus video in the Moroccan Arabic dialect.

Jesus Film Project - Magdalena in Moroccan Arabic
JESUS Film adaptation with honor/shame theme. Particularly helpful sharing with women. In Moroccan Arabic dialect.

One Story - Moroccan Arabic
Chronological Bible Stories in Moroccan Arabic.

The Hope Project
An 80-minute dramatic film overviews the story of God's promises for all people as revealed in the Bible. In Standard Arabic.

The Prophet's Story - Moroccan Arabic
This video presents the gospel in the Moroccan Arabic dialect simply and quickly through the stories of the Biblical prophets.

You Version Electronic Bible - Moroccan Arabic
Online Bible in Moroccan Arabic

Learning Resources

Learn more about "Any-3"
Any–3 provides biblical principles and practical steps that have equipped hundreds of Christians to witness confidently and effectively. Over the past decade, thousands of Muslims have been engaged with the gospel.

Learn more about "Learning Paths"
Online Courses for embracing, encountering and engaging diaspora people. Work at your own pace. Begin anytime and complete the course according to your schedule. Interactive, Hands-On Application.

Learn more about "Reaching the Nations"
This book delineates five disciplines Christians should develop in order to effectively reach the nations. More specifically, it will guide Christians to develop an engagement strategy in their locale.

Loving Muslims Small Group Study
This Loving Muslims booklet is a two-week group study that takes a deeper look at Christ’s command to "love our neighbor."

World Religions - Beliefs Overview
An overview of major world religions and cults - their beliefs and practices.

Overview of Islam
Overview of Islam and its sub-groupings. Developed by the North American Mission Board, SBC. Includes generalized witnessing tips.

Other Resources

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

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
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC77,450
United StatesQueensNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY33,693
United StatesBrockwoodWashington-Arlington-AlexandriaVA15,634
United StatesEast BostonBoston-Cambridge-QuincyMA10,968
United StatesUpper EastsideMiami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm BeachFL9,935
United StatesCenter CityPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA9,409
United StatesCentral LA- Beverly WoodLos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA7,068
United StatesBridgeviewChicago-Naperville-ElginIL7,021
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON6,460
United StatesMid WestHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX5,137
United StatesDenverDenver-Aurora-LakewoodCO4,573
United StatesPike Place MarketSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA4,193
United StatesCharlotteCharlotte-Concord-GastoniaNC3,591
United StatesTampaTampa-St. Petersburg-ClearwaterFL3,532
United StatesRichardsonDallas-Fort Worth-ArlingtonTX3,444
United StatesTower Grove EastSt. LouisMO3,365
United StatesMidtown PhillipsMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN3,133
United StatesHillcrestSan Diego-Carlsbad-San MarcosCA3,115
United StatesHarbor EastBaltimore-Columbia-TowsonMD3,088
United StatesCross CreekColumbusOH2,846
United StatesTenderloinSan Francisco-Oakland-HaywardCA2,677
United StatesCaryRaleigh-Durham-Chapel HillNC2,103
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY2,029
United StatesYorktownVirginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport NewsVA1,875
United StatesDetroitDetroit-Warren-DearbornMI1,869
United StatesVillage ManorPhoenix-Mesa-ScottsdaleAZ1,860
United StatesUniversityRiverside-San Bernardino-OntarioCA1,850
CanadaVille de QuébecQC City (Lévis)QC1,820
United StatesRichmondRichmondVA1,300

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