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over 1,500,0005-7% of Venezuela's population
|Regions with significant populations|
|Caracas, Maracaibo, Valencia, Maracay, Ciudad Guayana, Barcelona-Puerto La Cruz, Punto Fijo, Margarita Island|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Lebanese people, Syrian people, Palestinian people|
An Arab Venezuelan (Arabic: عرب فنزويلا; Spanish: Arabo-Venezolano) is a Venezuelan citizen of Arab origin or descent. There are around 1,600,000 Venezuelans of Arab origin, mainly from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine. Most Arab Venezuelans are of Syrian descent with their number between 400,000 to nearly 1 million of inhabitants, and of Lebanese descent with their number around 341,000 to 500,000
Immigration of Arabs in Venezuela has influenced Venezuelan culture, in particular Arabic food and music.
- Tarek El Aissami, Venezuelan interior minister and justice minister
- Tarek Saab, politician, lawyer, and poet
- Alexandra Kabche, survivor of the Conviasa Flight 2350 crash of September 2010
- Elizabeth Ayoub, singer and actress
- Samir Bazzi, host and singer
- Syrian Catholic Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela
- List of Lebanese people (Venezuela)
- Arab diaspora
- Arab diaspora in Colombia
- http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/09/15/abdel-el-zabayar-from-parliament-to-the-frontlines.html "Venezuela, where the estimated 1.6 million people of Arab descent..."
- http://inserbia.info/today/2013/09/syrian-refugees-welcomed-by-south-america/ Venezuela boast a Syrian population that nears half a million
- http://www.distintaslatitudes.net/el-levante-y-america-latina-arabe-con-acento-espanol-una-bitacora-de-latinoamerica-en-siria-liano-jordania-y-palestina According Venezuela's National Institute of Statistics, nearly a million of Venezuelans have syrian roots (SPANISH ARTICLE)
- http://www.aljadid.com/content/arabs-making-their-mark-latin-america-generations-immigrants-colombia-venezuela-and-mexico "These newcomers scattered throughout the country and are the core of today’s 400,000 Syrians living in Venezuela..." "hey have joined the approximately 500,000 prior immigrants and their descendants, reinforcing Arab culture amongst the older Arab community which had been almost totally assimilated. "
- http://identitychef.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/lebanese-diaspora.jpg Lebanese diaspora
- historico.notitarde.com/1999/08/09/memoria/memoria6.html "In Venezuela currently reside five hundred thousand Lebanese citizens or of Lebanese ancestry..." (SPANISH)