Pub. date: 2008 | Online Pub. Date: April 25, 2008 | DOI: 10.4135/9781412963879 | Print ISBN: 9781412926942 | Online ISBN: 9781412963879 | Publisher:SAGE Publications, Inc.About this encyclopedia
Jennifer M. Klein
Egyptian Americans are the immigrants and their descendants from Egypt, a country of 73.4 million people, as of 2007 estimates. Egyptian Americans represent one of the many diverse groups of the Arab nation, which includes Algeria, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, the United Arab Emirates, and the Republic of Yemen. According to the 2000 census, 113,395 people born in Egypt were resident in the United States, of whom 59.1% were citizens. This entry will look at the background of immigration from Egypt to the United States and the contemporary picture of Egyptian Americans. Immigration patterns of Egyptians ...