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Arab Mexican
Mexicano de origen Árabe
Total population
1.1 million
1% of Mexico's population[1]
Regions with significant populations
Baja California, Coahuila, Jalisco, Mexico City, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Chihuahua, Durango

Mexican Spanish, Arabic


Christianity, Islam, Judaism

Related ethnic groups

Arabs, Jews, Spanish Mexicans

An Arab Mexican is a Mexican citizen of Arab origin or descent.


Migration history

Arab immigration to Mexico started as early as the 19th and 20th centuries. [2]They came mostly from Lebanon, Syria, Israel, and Iraq and are present in significant numbers in Puebla, Mexico City and the Northern part of the country. The term "Arab Mexican" may include ethnic groups that do not in fact identify as Arab. Immigration of Arabs in Mexico has influenced Mexican culture, in particular food. Where they have introduced Kibbeh, Tabbouleh and even created recipes such as Tacos Árabes. The fusion between Arab and Latin food, has highly influenced the Yucatecan cuisine.[3]

Another concentration of Arab-Mexicans is in Baja California facing the US-Mexican border, esp. in cities of Mexicali in the Imperial Valley US/Mexico, and Tijuana across from San Diego with a large Arab American community (about 280,000), some of whose families have relatives in Mexico. 45% of Arab Mexicans are of Lebanese descent.

In religion, the majority of Arab-Mexicans are Christians who belong to the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic Churches, but the rest are Muslims and a scant number are Jews of Middle Eastern origins.

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