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Arab American Studies: Library Resources: Cultural Information

Who are Arab Americans?

"Arab" usually refers to language speakers rather than a nationality or ethnicity.

Arab Americans trace their roots or heritage to several Arabic-speaking countries:  Algeria, Bahrain,  Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. 

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Hashim, Ahmad. Arab American Festival. 2011. Flickr. Yahoo. 7 June 2015.

Find information about countries of origin






Find information about the Arab American immigrant experience

Bertron, Ludovic. Integration (14th Street, NYC). 30 May 2009. Flickr. Yahoo. 7 June 2015.



Topic Overview:

Cainkar, Louise. "Arab Americans." Encyclopedia of Race and Racism. Ed. Patrick L. Mason. 2nd ed. Vol. 1. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2013. 161-166. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 7 June 2015.