Lebanese immigration to Jamaica
Lebanese community in Jamaica
|Regions with significant populations|
|Jamaican English, Jamaican Patois, Arabic|
|Mostly Christian and some Muslim|
|Related ethnic groups|
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.
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
|Surnames of the first Lebanese families in Jamaica|
Ammar, Azan, Bardowell, Dabdoub, Fadil, Feanny, Haddad, Hamaty, Hanna, Issa, Karam, Khaleel (formerly Malik), Khoury, Mahfood, Matar, Shoucair, Marzouca, Sleem, Subban, Younis, Zacca and Ziadie.
- Edward Seaga, former Prime Minister of Jamaica
- Lisa Hanna-Panton, Miss Jamaica and Miss World 1993
- Ziadie family
- Lady Colin Campbell, Author, socialite, radio hostess
- Shahine Fakhourie Robinson, Jamaican Labour Party politician and Member of Parliament
- Jamaica – People Groups
- Jamaica Gleaner. 2012-02-24 http://jamaica-gleaner.com/pages/history/story0056.htm. Retrieved 2012-02-24. Missing or empty
- Edward Seaga: The Jamaican Visionary