Arab Uruguayans

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Arab Uruguayans
Uruguayo árabe
عرب أوروغواي
Total population
over 50,000 descendants[1]
Regions with significant populations
Montevideo, Chuy
Languages
Uruguayan Spanish, Arabic
Religion
Christians (majority) and Islam (minority)

Arab Uruguayans (Arabic: عرب أوروغواي‎), are Uruguayan of Arab ethnic, citizens or residents whose ancestry traces back to any of various waves of immigrants from the Arab world.

Overview[edit]

Arab Uruguayans originated mainly from what is now Lebanon (of which there may be over 50,000 descendants[1][2]). There are also individuals from other Arab countries such as Egypt, Syria, Morocco and Palestine.

Most Uruguayans of Arabic descent are Christians, with some Muslim minorities.[1] There was also a small influx of Arab Jews, who have since lost their Arab cultural identity.

Arab Uruguayans are among the smallest Arab diaspora groups in the world. There are some 500 Arab-speaking people in the border towns of Chuy and Rivera.[1]

Lately there are two noticeable trends:

Notable people[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d 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. 
  2. ^ Renzo Pi Hugarte. "La asimilación cultural de los siriolibaneses y sus descendientes en Uruguay" (PDF). Retrieved 2 February 2015.  (in Spanish)
  3. ^ Uruguayan-Arab Chamber
  4. ^ "Alberto Abdala's official files" (PDF). AGN. Retrieved 1 October 2017.  (in Spanish)