April is National Arab American Heritage month, celebrating a
rich heritage, culture and the contributions of Arab Americans
and Arabic-speaking Americans.
Arab Americans have ancestry in one of the world’s 22 Arab
nations, from Algeria to Yemen, which are located from
northern Africa through western Asia. The people of these nations
are ethnically, politically, and religiously diverse but share a
common cultural and linguistic heritage. There are
approximately 3.7 million Arab Americans in the U.S.,
and more than 300,000 reside in California.