|over 50,000 descendants|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Uruguayan Spanish, Arabic|
|Christians (majority) and Islam (minority)|
Arab Uruguayans originated mainly from what is now Lebanon (of which there may be over 50,000 descendants). There are also individuals from other Arab countries such as Egypt, Syria, Morocco and Palestine.
Lately there are two noticeable trends:
- Syrian refugees who flee from the Syrian Civil War,
- Arab investors interested in Uruguay, who created the Uruguayan-Arab Chamber (in cooperation with the Gulf Cooperation Council).
- Alberto Abdala, Vice President of Uruguay 1967-1972, of Lebanese descent
- Matías Abisab, footballer
- Alejandro Apud, football manager
- Cacho de la Cruz, entertainer, of Moroccan descent
- Amir Hamed, writer and translator, of Syrian descent
- Jorge Nasser, musician, of Lebanese descent
- Arocena, Felipe (September 2009). "La contribución de los inmigrantes en Uruguay" [The contribution of immigrants in Uruguay] (PDF). Papeles del CEIC (in Spanish). University of the Basque Country. 2009/2 (47). Retrieved 7 October 2016.
- Renzo Pi Hugarte. "La asimilación cultural de los siriolibaneses y sus descendientes en Uruguay" (PDF). Retrieved 2 February 2015. (in Spanish)
- Uruguayan-Arab Chamber
- "Alberto Abdala's official files" (PDF). AGN. Retrieved 1 October 2017. (in Spanish)
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