PALESTINIAN ARABS

in north america
Palestinian Man

Palestine lies along the Eastern Mediterranean Sea between Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is one of the earth’s oldest sites of civilization and existed alongside historical Israel, the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Ottoman, and British empires. Like other peoples in those ancient plains, Palestinians have experienced turbulence from empirical expansion and dissolution throughout history each civilization leaving their mark.

Most enduringly, the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim influences have shaped the region’s future. Palestine is the “Holy Land” to both Jews and Christians as the birthplace of their faiths. Yet, Palestinians were largely Muslim by the start of the 20th century with pockets of Christians and Jews. However, around the Second World War, there was a boom of Jewish refugees streaming into the area. The Arab-Israeli War of 1948 and the Six Day War in 1967 saw two waves of displaced Palestinian refugees come into North America.

The United States has a population of 168,00 Palestinian Arabs while Canada has a 44,800 strong Palestinian Arab population. US states with the highest Palestinian populations are California, Illinois, Texas, and Florida. The majority of Canada’s Palestinian population is in Ontario with smaller numbers in Quebec and Alberta.

Most Palestinians have assimilated quickly to life in America, comprised of high levels of education and finding employment in professional, technical, or self-employed retail fields. Still, they continue to be very actively involved and aware of the ongoing struggles of their people in their Palestinian homeland. Success and adaptation to American culture for this community does not indicate distance from Palestinian identity. A conscious effort is put forward to maintain a connection with Palestinian culture through food, language, clothing, and religion.

Despite the integration and success of Palestinians settled in North America, the concerns and grief of displacement are a constant pull on the community. Many do not feel settled and long to return to their ancestral lands, some families still possess the keys to their homes. They had locked up before fleeing in 1948, assuming that in a few weeks they could return when the conflict ceased.

Religious Life

Most Palestinians are Muslims and the majority of those are Sunni. Common phrases, traditions, and foods are rooted in the Islamic history of the Middle East. However, Palestinian Islamic leaders in North America bemoan the loss of Arabic language in the American-born diaspora. Arabic is key to
understanding the Quran and thus key to Islamic belief. As fluency in Arabic has declined, the participation of younger Palestinian Arabs in North America in Islamic life has also declined. 

These are the Palestinian Arab communities in North America most in need of gospel witness

 
People GroupMetropolitan AreaPopulation SizeConcentrated AreaPriority Score
AfghanHouston9,850Gulfton48
AfghanLos Angeles16,719Irvine57
AfghanNew York9,871Flushing (Queens)49
AfghanSacramento21,673Elk Grove69
AfghanSan Diego7,189El Cajon58
AfghanSan Francisco32,142Fremont69
AfghanSeattle6,994Kent54
AfghanToronto43,870Scarborough57
AfghanMontreal9,215Saint-Martin (Laval)59
AfghanVancouver7,980New Westminster51
AfghanWashington D.C.33,236Springfield73
Afghan Hindu/SikhNew York6,000Hicksville (Long Island)86
Algerian ArabMontreal54,635Little Maghreb71
BambaraNew York5,000Harlem69
BangladeshiNew York84,099Jamaica (Queens)41
BangladeshiDallas Fort Worth6,355Irving47
BangladeshiDetroit11,087Hamtramck44
BangladeshiToronto23,400Danforth Village46
BangladeshiWashington D.C.11,798York Town (Arlington)48
BangladeshiLos Angeles7,362Little Bangladesh46
BangladeshiMontreal6,920Parc Extension48
BangladeshiPhiladelphia7,295Hatfield47
Belzer JewishNew York12,518Borough Park (Brooklyn)86
Bobover JewishNew York23,509Borough Park (Brooklyn)90
BosniakAtlanta10,000Lawrenceville61
BosniakBowling Green5,000Morgantown Road60
BosniakChicago70,000Northside82
BosniakDes Moines10,000Merle Hay63
BosniakDetroit10,000Hamtramck64
BosniakGrand Rapids10,000Kentwood63
BosniakJacksonville12,000Hogan65
BosniakNew York10,000Astoria (Queens)63
BosniakPhoenix10,000Glendale64
BosniakSt. Louis50,000Mehlville77
BosniakToronto10,000Etobicoke61
BosniakUtica5,000Bleecker St.60
Breslov JewishNew York5,000Boro Park86
Bukharan JewishNew York60,000Rego Park (Queens)74
Chabad Lubavitch JewishNew York27,103Crown Heights (Brooklyn)91
Egyptian ArabChicago8,276Hickory Hills25
Egyptian ArabDallas Fort Worth5,621Richardson30
Egyptian ArabLos Angeles23,765Anaheim40
Egyptian ArabMontreal8,733Saint-Laurent27
Egyptian ArabNashville6,912South Nashville31
Egyptian ArabNew York52,324Astoria (Queens)46
Egyptian ArabToronto36,340Mississauga45
Egyptian ArabWashington D.C.9,633Lanier Heights24
Fouta TooroCincinnati5,000Lockland75
Fouta TooroNew York7,600Bed-Stuy (Brooklyn)78
Fulbe FutaNew York5,000Morrisania (Bronx77
Gerer JewishNew York8,791Borough Park84
Gorsky-Kavkazi JewishNew York10,000Kensington (Brooklyn)89
GujaratiNew York141,827Edison (NJ)70
GujaratiToronto87,570Brampton62
GujaratiSan Francisco90,627Fremont58
GujaratiLos Angeles39,870Woodbury45
GujaratiChicago44,490Georgetown43
GujaratiAtlanta25,782Big Creek52
GujaratiHouston29,100Sugar Land 62
GujaratiDetroit19,249Farmington55
GujaratiMontreal7,830Dollard-Des Ormeaux56
GujaratiBoston24,962Town of Acton60
GujaratiRaleigh9,118Shiloh45
GujaratiCharlotte8,000Mallard Creek46
GujaratiCalgary5,575Horizon52
GujaratiEdmonton7,510Strathcona Industrial Park52
GujaratiAustin9,785Walsh Creek44
GujaratiSeattle21,134Inglewood48
GujaratiDallas Fort Worth37,791Plano48
GujaratiMiami10,189Plantation53
GujaratiSan Diego7,826Miramar49
GujaratiPhoenix11,006Chandler-Kirby Estates47
GujaratiTampa6,798Brandon51
GujaratiPortland5,227Rockcreek50
GujaratiSacramento12,677North Natomas50
GujaratiMinneapolis8,650Eden Prairie49
GujaratiPhiladelphia27,229Hatfield42
GujaratiOrlando8,345Willamsburg52
GujaratiColumbus, OH7,016Polaris37
GujaratiHartford6,019Rocky Hill49
GujaratiWashington D.C.43,674Calverton62
Gujarati Vancouver10,685South Vancouver58
Indian HindiNew York255,289Jersey City, Edison46
Indian HindiToronto207,780Etobicoke45
Indian HindiSan Francisco163,128Fremont43
Indian HindiChicago80,082West Ridge "Little India"44
Indian HindiVancouver70,500South Vancouver39
Indian HindiHouston52,380Sugar Land37
Indian HindiLos Angeles71,766Artesia37
Indian HindiSacramento22,818Valley Hi/North Laguna45
Indian HindiBoston44,932Town of Acton55
Indian HindiMontreal14,950Parc Extension56
Indian HindiSeattle38,042Bellevue32
Indian HindiRaleigh16,413Morrisville46
Indian HindiDallas Fort Worth68,023Frisco33
Indian HindiOttawa10,595Napean/Westboro56
Indian HindiEdmonton27,470SE Edmonton51
Indian HindiCharlotte14,400Mecklenburg41
Indian HindiPhoenix19,812Chandler-Kirby Estates55
Indian HindiMinneapolis15,570Edina50
Indian HindiAustin17,612Walsh Creek47
Indian HindiSan Diego14,086Miramar50
Indian HindiWinnipeg11,300Colony (Little India)53
Indian HindiCincinnati7,623Clifton Heights47
Indian HindiOrlando15,020Williamsburg 50
Indian HindiKitchener6,585West Mount36
Indian HindiCleveland8,911Glenwillow49
Indian HindiDenver9,958Sedalia52
Indian HindiPortland9,409Rockcreek44
Indian HindiTampa12,236Brandon52
Indian HindiMiami18,341Plantation55
Indian HindiBridgeport6,588Stamford53
Indian HindiHartford10,834Rocky Hill49
Indian HindiPittsburgh6,959Marshall Township48
Indian HindiRichmond6,554Three Chopt31
Indian HindiSt.Louis8,100Ballwin44
Indian HindiIndianapolis8,838Wayne Township51
Indian HindiMilwaukee6,162Brookfield58
Indian HindiColumbus, OH12,630Polaris36
Indian Hindi Atlanta46,407Big Creek36
Indian Hindi Alberta7,390Calgary 36
Indian Hindi Philadelphia49,012Eaglesville (Center City)58
Indian Hindi Detroit34,648Troy 56
Indian Hindi Washington D.C.78,613Ellicott city48
Indonesian MuslimLos Angeles7,500San Bernardino29
Iraqi ArabAtlanta10,532Clarkston38
Iraqi ArabAustin7,963Pflugerville43
Iraqi ArabHouston11,914Mid-West41
Iraqi ArabNew York8,443Astoria (Queens)47
Iraqi Arab Detroit68,626East Dearborn57
Iraqi Arab Chicago17,491Northbrook53
Iraqi Arab Toronto29,045Vaughan47
Iraqi Arab San Diego25,923El Cajon57
Iraqi Arab Dallas Fort Worth11,319Richardson41
Iraqi Arab Phoenix19,457Jefferson at Steele Indian43
Iraqi Arab Washington D.C.9,685Lanier Heights42
Iraqi ArabVancouver5,205Surrey40
Israeli Sabra JewishToronto7,625North York49
Israeli Sabra JewishMiami12,299Plantation54
Israeli Sabra JewishNew York36,720Kew Gardens Hills (Queens)66
Israeli Sabra JewishChicago5,148Skokie47
Israeli Sabra JewishSan Francisco9,384Sunnyvale51
Israeli Sabra JewishLos Angeles18,885Pico Robertson & Fairfax60
Jordanian Arab MuslimChicago7,122Bridgeview40
JulaNew York5,000Harlem69
Kabyle BerberMontreal18,029Longue-Pointe48
Kosovar AlbanianNew York40,000Pelham Parkway (Bronx)64
KurdsDallas Fort Worth6,500South Arlington52
KurdsNashville15,000Elysian Fields53
KurdsToronto5,445York50
Lebanese Arab MuslimDetroit33,099East Dearborn42
Lebanese Arab MuslimNew York20,901Paterson34
Lebanese Arab MuslimToronto29,750Mississauga34
Lebanese Arab MuslimLos Angeles18,893Monterey Park35
Lebanese Arab MuslimBoston22,539Somerville35
Lebanese Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth5,671Richardson27
Lebanese Arab MuslimHouston6,622Mid West27
Lebanese Arab MuslimMiami7,622Upper Eastside47
Lebanese Arab MuslimMontreal10,731Saint-Laurent34
Lebanese Arab MuslimWashington D.C.9,239Woodley Park 33
MandinkaNew York5,000Highbridge (Bronx)81
ManinkaNew York5,000Concourse (Bronx)76
Persian Jewish (Mashadi)New York5,000Great Neck (Long Island)88
Moroccan ArabBoston10,968Malden45
Moroccan ArabLos Angeles7,272Central LA-Beverly Wood44
Moroccan ArabNew York41,356Astoria (Queens)57
Moroccan Arab Chicago5,000Bridgeview44
Moroccan ArabDetroit6,660Hamtramck37
Moroccan Arab Miami9,651Upper Eastside47
Moroccan Arab Philadelphia9,409Center City41
Moroccan Arab Washington D.C.15,634Brockwood49
Moroccan Arab Montreal77,450Little Maghreb74
Moroccan BerberMontreal12,524Little Maghreb67
Moroccan JewishToronto5,000North York83
Moroccan JewishMontreal10,000Hampstead64
Indo-Pak MuslimsAustin9,336Northwest Austin39
Indo-Pak MuslimsToronto194,390East York51
Indo-Pak MuslimsNew York171,011Midwood (Brooklyn)50
Indo-Pak MuslimsHouston54,218Sugarland49
Indo-Pak MuslimsDallas Fort Worth43,274Plano47
Indo-Pak MuslimsSan Francisco74,602Diamond Heights45
Indo-Pak MuslimsWashington D.C.68,892Fairfax couty, Mt. Vernon48
Indo-Pak MuslimsChicago57,031Skokie36
Indo-Pak MuslimsLos Angeles43,766Central LA37
Indo-Pak MuslimsAlberta16,930Castleridge44
Indo-Pak MuslimsVancouver14,610Burnaby and Surrey48
Indo-Pak MuslimsMontreal15,920Parc Extension48
Indo-Pak MuslimsEdmonton12,275Blue Quill37
Indo-Pak MuslimsPhiladelphia25,830Delran34
Indo-Pak MuslimsSeattle17,439Meridian42
Indo-Pak MuslimsMiami12,668Miramar-Pimebrook Pines50
Indo-Pak MuslimsAtlanta20,769Roswell40
Indo-Pak MuslimsBoston20,368Cambridge44
Indo-Pak MuslimsSacramento14,165North Oak Park45
Indo-Pak MuslimsOrlando7,808Florida Center48
Indo-Pak MuslimsOttawa7,490Sandy Hill46
Indo-Pak MuslimsDetroit19,726Canton37
Palestinian Arab MuslimNew York15,364South Paterson (NJ)50
Palestinian Arab MuslimToronto15,555Mississauga50
Palestinian Arab MuslimChicago24,832Bridgeview52
Palestinian Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth10,311Richardson38
Palestinian Arab MuslimDetroit7,584Livonia36
Palestinian Arab MuslimLos Angeles12,064Anaheim44
Palestinian Arab MuslimSan Francisco11,146Soma42
Palestinian Arab MuslimWashington D.C.7,220Lanier Heights38
PersianToronto97,110North York41
PersianLos Angeles127,713Tehrangeles43
PersianNew York30,520Great Neck (Long Island)33
PersianSan Francisco50,170San Mateo25
PersianVancouver44,355West Vancouver23
PersianSan Diego19,882La Jolla21
PersianMontreal23,410Notre Dame de Grâce24
PersianHouston14,742Woodlake/Briar Meadow21
PersianSeattle12,287Bellevue16
PersianChicago8,760Lincolnwood23
PersianCalgary8,570Sunalta23
PersianOttawa7,620Bayshore32
PersianBoston7,746Malden29
PersianAtlanta8,590Cobb10
PersianDallas Fort Worth13,939Plano21
PersianPortland6,672Pearl District22
PersianPhiladelphia5,760Gladwyne20
PersianPhoenix5,479Scottsdale20
Persian Washington D.C.30,426Tysons Corner26
Persian Sacramento8,100El Dorado Hills17
Punjabi SikhAtlanta6,445Norcross55
Punjabi SikhBakerfield, CA10,000Panama56
Punjabi SikhDallas Fort Worth9,448Irving50
Punjabi SikhFresno10,000Muscatel47
Punjabi SikhHouston8,184Willowbrook51
Punjabi SikhNew York80,000Richmond Hill (Queens)69
Punjabi SikhToronto159,910Brampton75
Punjabi SikhVancouver155,945Surrey65
Punjabi SikhSacramento50,000South Yuba City54
Punjabi SikhLos Angeles30,000Buena Park59
Punjabi SikhChicago11,123West Ridge58
Punjabi SikhDetroit10,000Canton56
Punjabi SikhIndianapolis10,000McCordsville55
Punjabi SikhPhiladelphia6,807Millbourne55
Punjabi SikhWashington D.C.8,618Fairfax47
Punjabi SikhSeattle20,000Kent67
Punjabi SikhEdmonton20,425Southeast Edmonton64
Punjabi SikhSan Francisco40,000Fremont71
Punjabi SikhWinnipeg9,885The Maples43
Punjabi SikhAbbotsford28,235Clearbrook49
Punjabi SikhHamilton5,920Grayside50
Punjabi SikhCalgary30,420Castleridge59
Punjabi SikhMontreal9,205Parc Extension57
Pupa JewishNew York8,825Williamsburg (Brooklyn)90
Sanzer JewishNew York7,006Borough Park88
Satmar JewishNew York156,744Williamsburg (Brooklyn)99
Skver JewishNew York17,678New Square (Rockland Cty)91
SomaliCalgary6,607Northeast Calgary63
SomaliColumbus, OH45,000Northland79
SomaliEdmonton23,505McCauley75
SomaliSeattle30,000SeaTac77
SomaliMinneapolis80,000Cedar-Riverside73
SomaliNashville5,000Southeast Nashville61
Somali Ottawa25,650Ridgemont75
Somali San Diego15,000City Heights72
SomaliToronto61,260Etobicoke78
SomaliVancouver5,048Newton60
Somali BantuToronto6,000Etobicoke86
Somali BantuColumbus, OH5,000West side85
SoninkeNew York15,000Highbridge (Bronx)85
SoninkeCincinnati5,000Westwood76
Sri Lankan SinhaleseToronto15,000Scarborough37
Sri Lankan SinhaleseNew York7,500Tompkinsville (SI)32
Syrian Arab MuslimNew York15,786Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)37
Syrian Arab MuslimMontreal7,275Ahuntsic-Cartierville38
Syrian Arab MuslimLos Angeles7,999Anaheim36
Syrian JewishNew York75,000Ocean Parkway (Brooklyn)96
Persian Jewish (Tehrani)Los Angeles40,000Beverly Hills88
Persian Jewish (Tehrani)New York20,000Great Neck (Long Island)86
ThaiNew York11,772Elmhurst (Queens)22
ThaiLos Angeles34,615East Hollywood (Thai Town)21
ThaiWashington D.C.11,759Shaw27
ThaiSan Francisco10,625Civic Center29
ThaiSeattle6,524University District24
ThaiChicago7,837Albany Park29
ThaiDallas Fort Worth5,467City Place19
ThaiLas Vegas5,743Paradise25
TibetanNew York13,000Jackson Heights (Queens)77
TibetanToronto8,000West Parkdale74
TibetanMinneapolis5,000Northeast70
Tunisian ArabMontreal17,645Little Maghreb74
TurkAtlanta5,055Sandy Springs56
TurkBoston6,462North Brookline57
TurkChicago7,361Mount Prospect56
TurkToronto23,085Mississauga67
TurkMiami8,102Miami Beach56
TurkNew York41,367South Paterson (NJ)57
TurkHouston5,324Memorial Park56
TurkMontreal13,570Nouveau-Rosemont62
TurkPhiladelphia7,179Riverside (NJ)57
TurkSan Francisco12,810Sunnyvale59
TurkWashington D.C.12,918Fairfax 59
TurkLos Angeles11,500Culver City58
TurkVancouver5,185Richmond56
UzbekNew York32,999Brighton Beach (Brooklyn)37
Vizhnitz JewishNew York18,382Kaser (Rockland Cty)90
WolofNew York20,000Harlem81
Yemeni ArabNew York20,000Bay Ridge (Brooklyn)72
Yemeni ArabDetroit25,000Hamtramck72
Yemeni ArabSan Francisco10,000Oakland62
Yeshivish JewishChicago5,894West Rogers Park68
Yeshivish JewishMiami10,726North Miami Beach72
Yeshivish JewishWashington D.C.9,921Glen (Baltimore)70
Yeshivish JewishToronto16,000York75
Yeshivish JewishNew York120,000Lakewood (NJ)91
Yeshivish JewishLos Angeles13,600Hancock Park74
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Helpful resources for sharing Jesus with Palestinian Arab Muslims
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Bible.is (Faith by Hearing)Text and Audio in Standard ArabicBible.is (Faith by Hearing)
Arabic Bible Outreach MinistryText and Audio versions along with other resources in Standard Arabic.Arabic Bible thumbnail
JESUS FilmJESUS film video in Palestinian ArabicJesus-film-thumbnail
Global Recordings NetworkAudio Bible stories and resources in South Levantine Arabicglobal-recordings-network-square
The King of GloryA gospel resource video from Rock International in Standard Arabicking-of-glory
Indigitube.tvMany gospel video resources in Standard ArabicIndigiTube-logo-cropped
The Prophet's Story This video presents the gospel in Standard Modern Arabic dialect simply and quickly through the stories of the Biblical prophets.prophets-story-thumbnail
MagdalenaJESUS Film adaptation with honor/shame theme. It's a great resource for sharing with women in Palestinian Arabic.magdalena-thumbnail
The Hope Project An 80 minute dramatic film giving an overview of the story of God's promises for all people as revealed in the Bible. The film is in standard Arabic.The Hope Project Logo
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    100,000 Yemenis

    Statistics Canada 2016 counted 6,645 people whose ethnic origin was Yemeni. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 58,627 people born in Yemen now living in the United States. Counting U.S.-born children and typical undercounts of Arabs in the census, it is safe to assume there are at least 100,000 Yemenis in North America. The Wikipedia article on Yemeni Americans claims "there are an estimated 100,000-200,000 Yemenis living in the United States as of 2018,” but no source is given for that statistic.

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    350,000 Bosniaks

    The Congress of Bosniaks of North America estimate 300,000 Bosniaks live in the United States and 50,000 in Canada.

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    300,000 Somalis

    The America Community Survey 2019 estimated 182,951 people reporting Somali ancestry in the United States. Statistics Canada 2016 estimated 62,500 people with Somali ethnic origin in Canada. Census figures tend to undercount groups like Somalis who are suspicious of government authorities and census takers. Community estimates of Somalis in the Greater Toronto and Edmonton areas alone number 100,000. An estimated 300,000 Somalis in North America is a conservative estimate, and their population number could be much higher.

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    670,000 to 1,000,000 Sikhs

    In the 2011 Statstics Canada census, 454,965 Sikhs were estimated to live in Canada. The United States does not count religious affiliation in its census, and the language of Punjabi is also spoken by Hindus and Muslims which makes "language spoken at home" a difficult category for measuring Sikhs. However, the 2012 Pew Religious Survey indicates 5% of Indian Americans are Sikh. The 2019 American Community Survey estimated 4,240,466 Asian Indians living in the United States, and 5% of that population equals 212,023. The Sikh America Coalition, however, estimates 500,000 Sikhs living in the United States. Therefore, low estimates of Sikhs in North America are around 670,000 people and high estimates are around one million.

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    400,000 Afghans

    The diversity of the people groups who identify as Afghans contributes to the difficulty of using census information to estimate the number of Afghans in North America. The American Community Survey 2019 counted 156,434 people in the United States with "Afghan" ancestry. However, some Afghans would identify their ancestry as Tajik, Pashtun, and so forth. Statistics Canada 2016 counted 83,995 people with Ethnic Origin as Afghan, 4,810 as Pashtun, 2,905 as Tajik, and 1,515 as Hazara. So, adding those number together gives a good idea of a low estimate of the number of Afghans in Canada. Allied Media Corporation, who has worked extensively with the Afghan American Community, estimates 300,000 Afghans live in the United States. With adding Canada's number, a reasonable estimate of Afghans in North America is 400,000 people.

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    Estimated 40,000 Kurds in the United States and 16,315 Kurds in Canada

    A 2019 BBC article estimated 40,000 Kurds in the United States, as did a much earlier NBC News Report. A 2009 Kurdish Herald aricle estimated 50,000 Iraqi Kurds were living in the United States. The estimates of Kurds we have found in various cities seem to coincide with the more conservative 40,000 number. However, many Kurds from Turkey mix into the Turkish population and are harder to identify. Statistics Canada 2016 estimated 16,315 people in Canada had a Kurdish Ethnic Origin.

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    Between 275,000 and 350,000 Turks living in North America

    The Turkish Coalition of America gives a conservative community estimate of 350,000 Turks in the United States. According to American Community Survey 2019, 212,489 Turkish people were estimated to live in the United States. Statistics Canada 2016 reported 63,966 with a Turkish ethnic origin.

     

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    1,100,000

     

    Pakistan makes up the largest single country of origin of Muslims in North America, with 769,000. 554,000 (2019 ACS) reside in the United States and 215,000 (2016 Census) in Canada.

    Statistically, it is estimated that 370,000 Indo-Pak Muslims in North America originated of Indian descent. 270,000 reside in the United States and 100,000 reside in Canada. A Pew Research study found that 10% of Indian descent in North America identify as Muslim. It is by using this 10% and total Indian population numbers that the Indo-Pak Muslims from India are calculated.

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    Estimated 66,000 Wolof in the United States

    According to ACS and the Senegalese-American Association estimates listed in articles in previous years, it is safe to assume there are at least 60,000 Wolof in North America. The previous population and community estimates within NYC have listed the Wolof population around 20,000 not including the Wolof that live in Chicago, Seattle, Raleigh, Montreal, etc. Information from Peoplegroups.org lists the population around 66,000. 

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    Approximately 972,000 Gujaratis call North America home

    20% of all Indians in the United States are from Gujarat state. According to the 2019 5-yr table ACS Census Data, there are 4,240,466 Indians in the United States. Statistically, there are approximately 848,093 Gujaratis in the United States. The 2016 Candian Census indicates that 124,030 speak Gujarati in the home. 

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    1,871,837

    The U.S. Census American Community Survey 2019 estimated 3,995,755 people with Asian Indian ancestry in the U.S. Pew Research indicates that 36% of all Indian descent population in the U.S. identify as Hindi. Therefore the estimate of Asian Indians who identify as Hindi is 1,438,472. Statistics Canada 2016 counted 433,365 Hindi Knowledge of Language in Canada. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the population is likely more extensive than this number.

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    approximately 67,000

    According to the American Community Survey 2019, 65,126 Uzbek people are estimated to live in the United States. Statistics Canada 2016 reported 1715 with an Uzbek ethnic origin.

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    150,000

    There are 132,477 people estimated to be born in Israel living in the United States (ACS 2019) and 21,155 in Canada (Stats Canada 2011; the 2016 count seriously undercounted Jewish populations). Community estimates are often much higher than these official census counts.

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    255,000

    Statistics Canada 2016 counted 103,940 people whose ethnic origin was Morocco. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 83,842 people born in Morocco and now living in the United States. Counting U.S.-born children and typical undercounts of Arabs in the census, it is safe to assume there are at least 150,000 Moroccan Arabs in North America. 

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    320,000

    The 2019 ACS 1-year estimates report over 249,000 individuals of Iraqi descent in the United States, and over 70,000 people reported Iraqi origin according to the 2016 Statistics Canada. Unfortunately, it is difficult to determine the exact number of Iraqi-Americans. Actual numbers are likely much higher. 

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    50,000 Tunisian Arabs

    Statistics Canada 2016 counted 25,645 people whose ethnic origin was Tunisian. The 2019 American Community Survey does not count Tunisians.  Based on this article published in a Tunisian magazine, the number of Tunisians living in North America in 2016 was 44,195. We assume that the number has increased since then and approximate the number of Tunisian Arabs living in North America to be around 50,000.

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    The United States has a population of 168,000 Palestinian Arabs while Canada has a 44,800 strong Palestinian Arab population.

    The 2019 American Community Survey counted 139,398 people of Palestinian ancestry. A report by the Arab American Institute showed that the Arab populations in the US are undercounted by 179.56% and approximately 67% are Muslim resulting in approximately 168,000 living in the US. Statistics Canada 2016 counted 44,820 people whose ethnic origin was Palestinian. 

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    280,000 Thai in North America

    Statistics Canada 2016 counted 19,010 people whose ethnic origin was Thai. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 260,820 people born in Thailand and now living in the United States. Counting U.S.-born children and typical undercounts of Thai in the census, it is possible that there are over 400,000 Thai in North America. This Pew Research article estimates 343,000 Thai in the US as of 2019. 

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    540,000 Arabs of Egyptian origin in North America

    According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, Arab populations are undercounted by 79 percent in the United States. They also report that approximately 12 percent of all Arabs in the United States are Egyptian. These percentages and the total Arab population from the American Community Survey 2019 1-year estimates and 2016 Statistics Canada provide the most accurate estimate while excluding Egyptian Coptics. There are approximately 450,000 Egyptian Arabs in the US and 90,000 in Canada.

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    nearly 600,000

    Statistics Canada 2016 counted 210,405 people whose ethnic origin was Iranian. The 2019 American Community Survey counted 385,473 people of ethnic Persians living in the United States. Using census information instead of community estimates helps compare populations of people groups in various cities. However, the p is likely larger than the number given.

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