Palestinian Colombian

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Palestinian Colombian
الكولومبية الفلسطينية
Total population
12,000 [1]
(0.12% of the Colombian population)
Regions with significant populations
Bogota, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Cali and Santa Marta
Colombian Spanish and Palestinian Arabic
Roman Catholicism, minority Islam
Related ethnic groups
Palestinian people, Lebanese Colombians, and Syrian Colombian

A Palestinian Colombian (Arabic: الكولومبية الفلسطينية) is a Colombian citizen of Palestinian ancestry, or Palestinian-born person who resides in Colombia.


Along with the Lebanese and the Syrians, They escaped from the repression of the Turkish Ottoman Empire and financial hardships. When they arrived mainly through ports of Colombia, they were known as Turks because Lebanon, Syria and Palestine were all territories of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. [2]

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  1. ^ "Palestinian in Colombia". Retrieved 22 October 2012.
  2. ^ Fawcett de Posada, Louise; Posada Carbó, Eduardo (1992). "En la tierra de las oportunidades: los sirio-libaneses en Colombia" [In the land of opportunity: the Syrian-Lebanese in Colombia] (PDF). Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico (in Spanish). 29 (29): 8–11. Retrieved 20 July 2017.