Assyrians in Lebanon

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Assyrians in Lebanon constitute some of the country's Christian population. There are only a few thousand Assyrians in Lebanon, from the Church of the East and Chaldean Catholic Church. Assyrians are a Semitic people who speak Mesopotamian Aramaic dialects and originate from Iraq. [1] Two Assyrian/Syriac parties are established in Lebanon, Shuraya party and Aramaic Democratic Organization.

Population

Source Assyrian Church of the East Chaldean Catholic Syrian Catholic Syrian Orthodox
1932 Census 190 573 3,115 2,829
1956 Estimates - 1,466 5,699 4,798

References

  • 1932 Census; British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, (Nov., 1999), pp. 219-241
  • 1956 Estimates; International Journal of Middle East Studies, Vol. 11, No. 2, (Apr., 1980), pp. 175-187