Syrian folk group in Brazil:
|The Brazilian government claims there are 4 million Brazilians of Syrian descent.|
|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|
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. 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.
- Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affaires
- "Syrian Arabic Republic". Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
- 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
- IBGE. IBGE: Características Étnico-Raciais da População Archived 2013-09-03 at the Wayback Machine.
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