Lebanese people in Egypt

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Lebanese people in Egypt
Total population
131,000[1]
Regions with significant populations
Mostly Cairo and Alexandria. Formerly also Mansoura, Port Said, Tanta, Suez
Languages
Arabic, French, English
Religion
Related ethnic groups
Lebanese people, Lebanese diaspora, Lebanese American, Lebanese Argentine, Lebanese Brazilian, Lebanese Canadians, Lebanese Mexican, Lebanese Colombian

The Lebanese people in Egypt are people from Lebanon or those of Lebanese descent who live or have lived in the country of Egypt. Many prominent figures that have emerged in Egypt were of Lebanese origin.

Since Lebanon was historically part of Greater Syria, and the climax of Lebanese immigration to Egypt occurred between the 19th and early 20th centuries, the Lebanese in Egypt were part of a larger "Shawam" (شوام), or "Levantine" community, composed mainly of Christians from the Levant (Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine). Hence, an umbrella term for their community is "Syro-Lebanese".

The Lebanese people of Egypt are predominantly Christian (Melkite Greek Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Maronite Catholic) and a minority belong to Islam (Shia and Sunni).

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  1. ^ "People Group - Arab, Lebanese :: Joshua Project". joshuaproject.net. Retrieved 2014-05-12.