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Wednesday
August 20th, 2014


Arabic:
Lah-meh
English:
Meat
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Iraq in Photos

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The Arab astronomers, Al-Battani, Al-Biruni and Umar Al-Khayyam are modern reminders of Arab contributions to astronomy with Arabic named stars; Acrab, Aldebaran, Algedi, Algul, Altair, Betelgeuse and Deneb and Arabic technical terms such as azimuth, nadir and zenith.


 


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Demographics

About

The Arab American Community

The United States is home to over 3.5 million Arab Americans. The cities with largest Arab American populations are Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.

Diversity in the Arab-American Population

There are 22 Arab countries, including Palestine, which are members of the Arab League and share a common history, language and culture-the immigrants who migrated to America are from a select group of Arab countries.

Demographics

Population

Arab Americans are not officially recognized as a federal minority group and because of this, reporting numbers are almost never exact.

Arab American Origins

Arab American Population

U.S. Arab American Population

Nationality GroupPopulation Estimates
Lebanese/Syrian1,600,000
Palestinian/Jordanian180,000
Egyptian360,000
Iraqi160,000
Moroccan100,000
Other600,000
Total3,000,000

Arab American Religion

Arab American Education

Arab American Income

Rosina Hassoun, Ph.D. contributed to this section.
See “Arab Americans in Michigan 2005
East Lansing: Michigan State University Press 2005
(part of the “Discovering the People of Michigan” series)

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