Assyrians in Lebanon

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Assyrians in Lebanon are people of Assyrian origin residing in Lebanon. Assyrians are a Semitic people who speak Mesopotamian Aramaic dialects and originate from Iraq. [1] There are an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 Iraqi Assyrian refugees in Lebanon. The vast majority of them are undocumented, with a large number having been deported or put in prison. [2][3][4] They belong to various denominations, including the Assyrian Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic Church, and Syriac Catholic Church. Two Assyrian/Syriac parties are established in Lebanon, Shuraya party and Aramaic Democratic Organization.

Population[edit]

Source Assyrian Church of the East Chaldean Catholic Syrian Catholic Syrian Orthodox
1932 Census 190 573 3,115 2,829
1956 Estimates - 1,466 5,699 4,798

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lebanon Assyrian or Nestorian Church - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
  2. ^ Assir, Serene (September 4, 2007). "Invisible Lives:Iraqis In Lebanon". Assyrian International News Agency. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  3. ^ Kjeilen, Tore. "Lebanon: Religions & Peoples". LookLex Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  4. ^ Kjeilen, Tore. "Assyrian people". LookLex Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  • 1932 Census; British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, (Nov., 1999), pp. 219-241
  • 1956 Estimates; International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, (Apr., 1980), pp. 175-187