Virtual Prayerwalks

Virtual Prayerwalks are an innovative way to bring you to the places and faces among a people group community in a city. This chart listed in alphabetical order gives you quick access to both people group in city profiles (click the people group name) and virtual prayerwalks (click “view” for the corresponding people group in a city).

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People GroupMetropolitan AreaGoogle Earth Prayerwalk Link
AfghanLos AngelesView
AfghanNew YorkView
AfghanSan Diego
AfghanSan FranciscoView
AfghanWashington D.C.View
Afghan Hindu/SikhNew York
Algerian ArabMontreal
BambaraNew York
BangladeshiNew York
BangladeshiDallas Fort Worth
BangladeshiWashington D.C.View
BangladeshiLos Angeles
Belzer JewishNew York
Bobover JewishNew York
BosniakBowling Green
BosniakDes Moines
BosniakGrand Rapids
BosniakNew York
BosniakSt. LouisView
Breslov JewishNew York
Bukharan JewishNew YorkView
New YorkView
Egyptian ArabChicago
Egyptian ArabDallas Fort Worth
Egyptian ArabLos AngelesView
Egyptian ArabMontreal
Egyptian ArabNashville
Egyptian ArabNew York
Egyptian ArabToronto
Egyptian ArabWashington D.C.
Fouta TooroCincinnatiView
Fouta TooroNew YorkView
Fulbe FutaNew York
Gerer JewishNew York
Gorsky-Kavkazi JewishNew YorkView
GujaratiNew YorkView
GujaratiSan Francisco
GujaratiLos Angeles
GujaratiDallas Fort WorthView
GujaratiSan Diego
GujaratiColumbus, OH
GujaratiWashington D.C.
Gujarati Vancouver
Indian HindiNew York
Indian HindiToronto
Indian HindiSan Francisco
Indian HindiChicagoView
Indian HindiVancouver
Indian HindiHouston
Indian HindiLos AngelesView
Indian HindiSacramento
Indian HindiBoston
Indian HindiMontreal
Indian HindiSeattle
Indian HindiRaleigh
Indian HindiDallas Fort Worth
Indian HindiOttawa
Indian HindiEdmonton
Indian HindiCharlotte
Indian HindiPhoenix
Indian HindiMinneapolis
Indian HindiAustin
Indian HindiSan Diego
Indian HindiWinnipeg
Indian HindiCincinnati
Indian HindiOrlando
Indian HindiKitchener
Indian HindiCleveland
Indian HindiDenver
Indian HindiPortland
Indian HindiTampa
Indian HindiMiami
Indian HindiBridgeport
Indian HindiHartford
Indian HindiPittsburgh
Indian HindiRichmond
Indian HindiSt.Louis
Indian HindiIndianapolis
Indian HindiMilwaukee
Indian HindiColumbus, OH
Indian Hindi Atlanta
Indian Hindi Alberta
Indian Hindi Philadelphia
Indian Hindi Detroit
Indian Hindi Washington D.C.
Indonesian MuslimLos Angeles
Iraqi ArabAtlanta
Iraqi ArabAustin
Iraqi ArabHouston
Iraqi ArabNew York
Iraqi Arab Detroit
Iraqi Arab Chicago
Iraqi Arab Toronto
Iraqi Arab San Diego
Iraqi Arab Dallas Fort WorthView
Iraqi Arab Phoenix
Iraqi Arab Washington D.C.
Iraqi ArabVancouver
Israeli Sabra JewishToronto
Israeli Sabra JewishMiami
Israeli Sabra JewishNew YorkView
Israeli Sabra JewishChicago
Israeli Sabra JewishSan Francisco
Israeli Sabra JewishLos Angeles
Jordanian Arab MuslimChicago
JulaNew York
Kabyle BerberMontreal
Kosovar AlbanianNew York
KurdsDallas Fort WorthView
Lebanese Arab MuslimDetroit
Lebanese Arab MuslimNew York
Lebanese Arab MuslimToronto
Lebanese Arab MuslimLos Angeles
Lebanese Arab MuslimBoston
Lebanese Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth
Lebanese Arab MuslimHouston
Lebanese Arab MuslimMiami
Lebanese Arab MuslimMontreal
Lebanese Arab MuslimWashington D.C.
MandinkaNew York
ManinkaNew York
New YorkView
Moroccan ArabBoston
Moroccan ArabLos Angeles
Moroccan ArabNew York
Moroccan Arab ChicagoView
Moroccan ArabDetroit
Moroccan Arab Miami
Moroccan Arab Philadelphia
Moroccan Arab Washington D.C.
Moroccan Arab MontrealView
Moroccan BerberMontreal
Moroccan JewishToronto
Moroccan JewishMontreal
Indo-Pak MuslimsAustin
Indo-Pak MuslimsToronto
Indo-Pak MuslimsNew York
Indo-Pak MuslimsHouston
Indo-Pak MuslimsDallas Fort WorthView
Indo-Pak MuslimsSan Francisco
Indo-Pak MuslimsWashington D.C.
Indo-Pak MuslimsChicago
Indo-Pak MuslimsLos Angeles
Indo-Pak MuslimsAlberta
Indo-Pak MuslimsVancouver
Indo-Pak MuslimsMontreal
Indo-Pak MuslimsEdmonton
Indo-Pak MuslimsPhiladelphia
Indo-Pak MuslimsSeattle
Indo-Pak MuslimsMiami
Indo-Pak MuslimsAtlanta
Indo-Pak MuslimsBoston
Indo-Pak MuslimsSacramento
Indo-Pak MuslimsOrlando
Indo-Pak MuslimsOttawa
Indo-Pak MuslimsDetroit
Palestinian Arab MuslimNew York
Palestinian Arab MuslimToronto
Palestinian Arab MuslimChicagoView
Palestinian Arab MuslimDallas Fort Worth
Palestinian Arab MuslimDetroit
Palestinian Arab MuslimLos Angeles
Palestinian Arab MuslimSan Francisco
Palestinian Arab MuslimWashington D.C.
PersianLos Angeles
PersianNew York
PersianSan Francisco
PersianSan Diego
PersianDallas Fort Worth
Persian Washington D.C.
Persian Sacramento
Punjabi SikhAtlanta
Punjabi SikhBakerfield, CA
Punjabi SikhDallas Fort WorthView
Punjabi SikhFresno
Punjabi SikhHouston
Punjabi SikhNew YorkView
Punjabi SikhTorontoView
Punjabi SikhVancouverView
Punjabi SikhSacramento
Punjabi SikhLos Angeles
Punjabi SikhChicagoView
Punjabi SikhDetroit
Punjabi SikhIndianapolis
Punjabi SikhPhiladelphia
Punjabi SikhWashington D.C.
Punjabi SikhSeattle
Punjabi SikhEdmonton
Punjabi SikhSan FranciscoView
Punjabi SikhWinnipeg
Punjabi SikhAbbotsford
Punjabi SikhHamilton
Punjabi SikhCalgary
Punjabi SikhMontreal
Pupa JewishNew York
Sanzer JewishNew York
Satmar JewishNew YorkView
Skver JewishNew York
SomaliColumbus, OHView
Somali Ottawa
Somali San Diego
Somali BantuToronto
Somali BantuColumbus, OHView
SoninkeNew York
Sri Lankan SinhaleseToronto
Sri Lankan SinhaleseNew York
Syrian Arab MuslimNew York
Syrian Arab MuslimMontreal
Syrian Arab MuslimLos Angeles
Syrian JewishNew YorkView
Los AngelesView
Persian Jewish (Tehrani)
New York
ThaiNew York
ThaiLos AngelesView
ThaiWashington D.C.
ThaiSan Francisco
ThaiDallas Fort Worth
ThaiLas Vegas
TibetanNew YorkView
Tunisian ArabMontrealView
TurkNew York
TurkSan Francisco
TurkWashington D.C.
TurkLos Angeles
UzbekNew YorkView
Vizhnitz JewishNew York
WolofNew YorkView
Yemeni ArabNew YorkView
Yemeni ArabDetroitView
Yemeni ArabSan FranciscoView
Yeshivish JewishChicago
Yeshivish JewishMiami
Yeshivish JewishWashington D.C.
Yeshivish JewishToronto
Yeshivish JewishNew YorkView
Yeshivish JewishLos Angeles

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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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 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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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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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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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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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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