Jordanian Arab in United States


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Introduction / History

Jordanians are among the Levant Arabs who originally settled all over the Arabian Peninsula and later migrated to North Africa. Today, several hundred thousand Levant Arabs live along the northern edges of the Arabian Desert. They are spread from Israel to Kuwait and as far east as Iran. "Levant" is a broad term that includes several groups of Arabs: the Jordanian, Palestinian, Iraqi, Chaldean, and Syrian Arabs. These groups share a common language but their history and cultures are different from one another.


Where Are they Located?

The United States has hosted people from each of these groups including the Jordanians. Jordanians are likely to be found in New York City, Washington DC and Chicago.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Many Jordanian Arabs came to the U. S. as refugees following the 1967 war with Israel. A civil war in the 1970s drove more of them to U. S. shores. These were the biggest, but not the only times Jordanian Arabs have had to flee. The older ones are in their third generation now; they are well-established in the U. S. Their children and grandchildren are well-adapted to American ways. A fairly high percentage of Jordanian Arabs hold college degrees. These people are often professors, scientists, doctors, engineers, and entrepreneurs. Though they often interact with other Arab peoples, Jordanians have their own organizations including the Jordanian American Association of New York.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Over 90 percent of the Jordanian Arabs in the U. S. are Muslim, but there are also Orthodox Christians, Roman Catholics and Evangelicals among them as well.


What Are Their Needs?

Their main need is spiritual hunger. At this point few Jordanians in the U. S are suffering from physical needs, and like the rest of the American population, spiritual complacency sets in.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Arab, Jordanian in United States.

* Pray that Jordanian Arabs will have a hunger for spiritual truth that will lead them to the only Savior, Jesus Christ.* Ask God to give Jordanian Arab believers opportunities to share the love of Christ with their own people in the United States. * Pray for the Lord to thrust out loving believers to reach Jordanian Muslims for Christ.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Arab, Jordanian
People Name in Country Arab, Jordanian
Natural Name Jordanian Arab
Pronunciation
Population this Country 64,000
Population all Countries 4,459,000
Total Countries 11
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 3
Unreached No
Frontier People Group No
GSEC 1  (per PeopleGroups.org)
Pioneer Workers Needed
Alternate Names Arab; Arabic, Palestinian-Jordanian; Jordanian Arab; Palestinian Arab
People ID 12368
ROP3 Code 104301
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 (Paterson), Chicago   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 (Paterson), Chicago.   Source:  Global Gates 2021

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Primary Language Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (64,000 speakers)
Language Code ajp   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Arabic, South Levantine Spoken (64,000 speakers)
Language Code ajp   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Arabic, South Levantine Spoken
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 2.00 %)
70.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
27.00 %
Non-Religious
3.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
3.0 %
Independent
4.0 %
Orthodox
65.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
10.0 %
Roman Catholic
18.0 %
Photo Source DFID - UK - Flickr  Creative Commons 
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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