Moroccan Arab in United States


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Introduction / History

There were not many Moroccans in the US. until the middle of the twentieth century. Arab Moroccans did not arrive in greater numbers till the late 1970s. In the last two decades of the twentieth century many Moroccans came to the United States to go to universities, colleges and medical schools. Some Moroccans emigrated to America for work and began businesses with small retail shops and restaurants. They speak Moroccan Arabic, French, English and Spanish. In the late 1990s, Morocco began having economic problems and more Moroccans came to America. They had good work skills.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Most came to New York, New England, California, Texas and Washington DC. They owned small businesses or went into professional work. By the end of the 1990s most Moroccans were present or former students. Some were mechanics and others taxi drivers.
Moroccans in the US often have big families. Their women work as well as doing housework. Some are teachers.
There is a Moroccan American magazine called Tingis and it helps to build friendships with Morocco and the United States.
One of the favorite Moroccan foods in American supermarkets is called couscous made from fine semolina. The Moroccans also like chicken with lemon and olives.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Moroccan Muslims celebrate Ramadan for thirty days. They like the friendship it brings.


What Are Their Needs?

Moroccan Muslims need to see living Christianity. Those who are serious about their relationship with the Lord can befriend them and introduce them to Jesus.


Prayer Points

Pray that God will raise up faithful intercessors who will stand in the gap for Moroccan Arabs in the US.
Pray they will hunger for the truth and eagerly accept it when they hear it.
Pray for a church planting movement among Moroccan Arabic speaking people in the US that will show others the transforming power of the gospel in their lives.
Ask the Lord to raise up strong local churches and discipleship movements among Diaspora Arabs in the US.


Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Moroccan in United States.


References

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morrocan_American
www.everyculture.com/multi/le-pa/moroccan-american.html


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Moroccan
People Name in Country Arab, Moroccan
Natural Name Moroccan Arab
Pronunciation moh-RAH-kuhn AE-rub
Alternate Names Arabized Berber; Jemmari; Maghreb Arab; Maghrebi Arab; Maghrib Arab; Moroccan Arab; Moroccan Arab-Berber; Moroccan Arabized Berber
Population this Country 219,000
Population all Countries 30,594,000
Total Countries 22
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed 4
People ID 13819
ROP3 Code 106804
ROP25 Code 300412
ROP25 Name Arab, Moroccan
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Queens), Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston   Source:  Global Gates 2021
Country United States
Region America, North and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country New York (Queens), Washington D.C., Boston, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston.   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
2.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
98.00 %
Non-Religious
0.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan (219,000 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, Moroccan (219,000 speakers)
Language Code ary   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, Moroccan
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