Syrian Argentine

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Syrian Argentine
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Regions with significant populations


Mainly Buenos Aires, Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Santiago del Estero, Misiones, Chaco and Patagonia.
Rioplatense Spanish, Arabic
Islam and Christianity (mainly Roman Catholicism)
Related ethnic groups
Other Argentine people, Syrian people, Lebanese Argentine, Arab Argentine

A Syrian Argentine is an Argentine citizen of Syrian descent or a Syrian naturalized Argentine. Argentina is the second South American country with the highest number of Syrians after Brazil. In the conflict, the Argentine consulate in Damascus received 40 percent more applications for visas.[1]


Most of Syrians and Lebanese emigrating to Argentina established in northwest. The Syrians and Lebanese were mostly hawkers and did not practice agriculture. Thus, not settled in agricultural colonies, but stayed in the cities in greater numbers than other immigrants. The plan Sarmiento and Alberdi for populate regions had emptied of indigenous did not materialize, as most of the newcomers chose cities.[2]Between 1945 and 1974 migratory flows Syrian - Lebanese to Argentina are increased due to the civil war in Lebanon. Already in the period from 1975 to 1977 decreases again. The first destination of these groups (Arabs, Syrian - Lebanese, Christians and Muslims) was the province of Buenos Aires and from there many expanded into the country, attracted by landscapes that resembled much of their land. So they settled in Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Santiago del Estero, Misiones, Chaco and Patagonia. In these provinces were devoted primarily to agricultural tasks.[3]

The Syrian Lebanese Club in Buenos Aires trying to help those crossing the ocean to escape the bombing. The modern media allow immigrants Syrians two things: help maintain relationships with their families living in Syria and keep them informed of the horrors they had to flee.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Los sirios buscan refugio en Argentina: Denuncian que su país es víctima de una manipulación mediática (in Spanish: The Syrians seek refuge in Argentina: They claim that their country is a victim of media manipulation)
  2. ^ Amerika:La emigración Siria-Libanesa a Argentina (the Syrian and Lebanese emigration to Argentina). Retrieved in August 31, 2012, to 14:35pm.
  3. ^,%20sirios%20y%20libaneses/inmigraci%C3%B3n.htm Sirios, turcos y libaneses. Retrieved in August 31, 2012, to 15:15pm.