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The Arab-American population in the United States has increased tremendously in the past three decades. While the 2000 Census accounted 1.25 million people whom self-identify with an Arabic-speaking origin, it is estimated that the Arab population is over 3.5 million people (Zogby International).  Most reside in Los Angeles, Detroit, New York, New Jersey, Chicago and Washington D.C.

According to the Arab American Institute Foundation, there are approximately 80,000 Americans of Arab descent in Georgia, of which approximately 50,000 reside in Atlanta.

The Alif Institute’s establishment recognizes Arabs as notable contributors to world culture and their contributions to the New World. 

Arab countries are spread across the Middle East, consisting of 22 nations in southwest Asia and North Africa. The Arab world covers 5.25 million swuare miles, with its population measuring approximately 350 million people of different ethnicities. 

 

                                         Arab Countries 

AlgeriaBahrainComoros, Djibouti, EgyptIraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

To learn more about Arab and Arab-American culture, you may download our various educational one-page Educational Documents (PDF) using the links below.

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