Syrian Brazilians

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Syrian Brazilians
البرازيلي السوري
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Syrian folk group in Brazil:
Total population
The Brazilian government claims there are 4 million Brazilians of Syrian descent.[1]
Regions with significant populations
Brazil (mainly Southeastern Brazil)
Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic
Roman Catholicism, Greek Orthodox, minorities of Islam, Judaism.
Related ethnic groups
Other White Brazilian, Lebanese Brazilian, Arab Brazilian, Brazilian Jews

Syrian Brazilians (Portuguese: Sírio-brasileiros) are Brazilian citizens of full, partial, or predominantly Syrian ancestry, or Syrian-born immigrants in Brazil.


Syrians have been coming to Brazil in the 19th century, the population of Brazil of either full or partial Syrian descent is estimated by the Brazilian government to be around 3 or 4 million people.[2][3] According to research conducted by IBGE in 2008, 0.9% of White Brazilian respondents said they had familial origins from the Middle East, which equals less than 1 million people. They are mostly of Lebanese and Syrian descent.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affaires
  2. ^ "Syrian Arabic Republic". Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  3. ^ Jonathan, Jonathan (11 March 2015). "A long way from home: Syrians find unlikely refuge in Brazil". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2018. Brazil is home to 15 million people of Arabic descent, including 3 million of Syrian heritage
  4. ^ IBGE. IBGE: Características Étnico-Raciais da População Archived 2013-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.