Last updated on February 18th, 2020 at 01:55 pm
Of those immigrating to the United States from Arab countries, about one third settled in the metropolitan areas of New York, Los Angeles and Detroit. And while U.S. traditionally refer to these peoples as Arabic, the regions from with they originate are diverse and cover a considerable territory including 22 countries with many sub-cultures and languages. The largest country of origin is Iraq, followed by Egypt and then Lebanon. Immigrants from these countries make up approximately 49% of the Arab immigrant population in the U.S.
As the Arabic community has entered and established themselves in the area, a greater need for translation services in Detroit has arisen.
Nearly 80% of those having arrived from Arabic countries have become citizens of the United States. For some, it was a simple life change in search of greater opportunity. For others it was a matter of departing as refugees of war in search of a safer home. Whether availing themselves of basic educational needs in order to find work in the Detroit region or using healthcare, document translation as well as the use of interpreters has become a standard practice for many businesses, schools and Michigan universities.
Although much of the Arabic language can be considered common, the vast geography, countries and groups of people can create a considerable need for Arabic translation services in Detroit, due to the subtle nature of language.