Assyrians in Lebanon

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Assyrians in Lebanon are people of Assyrian origin residing in Lebanon. Assyrians are a Semitic people who speak Mesopotamian Aramaic dialects and originate from Iraq. [1] There are an estimated 40,000 to 80,000 Iraqi Assyrian refugees in Lebanon. The vast majority of them are undocumented, with a large number having been deported or put in prison. [2][3][4] They belong to various denominations, including the Assyrian Church of the East, Chaldean Catholic Church, and Syriac Catholic Church. Three Assyrian/Syriac/Aramean parties are established in Lebanon, Shuraya party (with Assyrian identity), Syriac Union Party (with Syriac identity), and Aramean Democratic Organization (with Aramean identity).


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

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  1. ^ Lebanon Assyrian or Nestorian Church - Flags, Maps, Economy, History, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
  2. ^ Assir, Serene (September 4, 2007). "Invisible Lives:Iraqis In Lebanon". Assyrian International News Agency. Retrieved 2007-08-15. 
  3. ^ Kjeilen, Tore. "Lebanon: Religions & Peoples". LookLex Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  4. ^ Kjeilen, Tore. "Assyrian people". LookLex Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  • 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