Lebanese immigration to Jamaica

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Lebanese Jamaican
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Lebanese community in Jamaica
Total population
20,000 [1]
Regions with significant populations
Jamaica
Languages
Jamaican English, Jamaican Patois, Arabic
Religion
Mostly Christian and some Muslim
Related ethnic groups
Lebanese people

A Lebanese Jamaican is a Jamaican citizen of Lebanese origin or descent. There are around 20,000 Jamaicans of Lebanese origin. Jamaica has the second largest Lebanese population in the Caribbean, after Haiti.

Cuisine[edit]

The Lebanese also introduced the popular flat bread known as "Syrian bread", a staple of their diet in Jamaican cuisine.

Surnames of the first Lebanese families in Jamaica[edit]

Surnames of the first Lebanese families in Jamaica

Ammar, Azan, Dabdoub, Fadil, Feanny, Haddad, Hamaty, Hanna, Issa, Karam, Khaleel (formerly Malik), Khoury, Mahfood, Matar, Shoucair, Marzouca, Sleem, Younis, and Ziadie.[2]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jamaica – People Groups
  2. ^ a b Jamaica Gleaner. 2012-02-24 http://jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/story0056.htm |url= missing title (help). Retrieved 2012-02-24. 
  3. ^ Edward Seaga: The Jamaican Visionary