People Group Highlights

“All nations will come and worship before you."

- Revelations 15:4

Belarusian of North America

People Group Info

Total Population: 91,565

ROP3 Code: 101833
IMB Affinity Group: European Peoples
Affinity Bloc: Eurasian Peoples
People Cluster: Slav, Eastern
Language: Belarusian - (bel)
Religion: Christianity - Orthodox
Country of Origin: Belarus

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Majority Located Where

  New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY - 13,200

  Toronto (Mississauga, Brampton), ON - 6,220

  Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL - 4,362

  Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA - 2,677

  Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA - 2,150

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Brief Profile

Belarusian people began migrating to North America many years ago. As such, many have assimilated. The population figures for the Belarusian only includes first generation Belarussian.

Belarusians value hospitality, cordiality, and friendliness evidenced when eating with them their cuisine. Their cuisine uses a wide variety of grains, a diversity of mushrooms, meats, and many kinds of fish dishes. There are, of course, a number of items which Belarusans share in common with their Slavic neighbors: halubcy (stuffed cabbage), borscht, and kaubasa (kielbasy). One well known cuisine is the bagel. The traditional bagel comes from the town of Smarhon in the northwestern part of Belarus.

The majority of Belarusian are Orthodox Christian. However, another major group of Belarusian immigrants to North America are Belarusian Jews who migrated starting in the mid-19th century, having faced discrimination in the Russian Empire, which Belarus was part of at the time.

Prayer Points

  • Pray for Belarusian people to find not just economic prosperity, but the riches of new life in Jesus Christ.
  • Pray for workers to raise up to reap the harvest among Belarusian people who are more open to Christianity.
  • Pray for the evangelization and discipleship of Belarusian people.

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Country City Metro Area Name State / Prov. Baseline Population
United StatesNYNew York-Newark-Jersey CityNY13,200
CanadaTorontoToronto (Mississauga, Brampton)ON6,220
United StatesWheelingChicago-Naperville-ElginIL4,362
United StatesAntelopeSacramento--Arden-Arcade--RosevilleCA2,677
United StatesLALos Angeles-Long Beach-AnaheimCA2,150
United StatesBellevueSeattle-Tacoma-BellevueWA2,000
United StatesMaple GroveMinneapolis-St. Paul-BloomingtonMN1,783
United StatesPhiladelphiaPhiladelphia-Camden-WilmingtonPA1,706
CanadaMontréalMontreal (Laval)QC1,645
CanadaVancouverVancouver (Surrey)BC1,420
United StatesSt LouisSt. LouisMO1,207
United StatesBuffaloBuffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara FallsNY599
United StatesHoustonHouston-The Woodlands-Sugar LandTX500
United StatesLouisvilleLouisville/Jefferson CountyKY125

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