[30][better source needed] Posidonius noted that the people called Syrians by the Greeks refer to themselves as Arameans. It is an assortment platter of foods with cheeses, pickles, olives, and spreads. [69] A Levantine ancestral genetic component was identified; it is estimated that the Levantine and the Arabian Peninsula/East African ancestral components diverged 23,700-15,500 years ago, while the divergence between the Levantine and European components happened 15,900-9,100 years ago. Syriac-Assyrians in the northeast of the country are mainly Surayt/Turoyo speakers but there are also some speakers of Assyrian Neo-Aramaic, especially in the Khabour Valley. The Arab Christians of Syria are Greek Orthodox and Greek Catholic (Melkites) as well as some Latin Rite Roman Catholics. Media related to People of Syria at Wikimedia Commons, This article is about Syrians as the majority ethnicity of the country of Syria. [28] Plutarch described the indigenous people of this newly created Roman province as "Syrians",[29][better source needed] so did Strabo, who observed that Syrians resided west of the Euphrates in Roman Syria,[28] and he explicitly mentions that those Syrians are the Arameans, whom he calls Aramaei, indicating an extant ethnicity. This is a funny question because some Lebanese will keep saying we are not Arabs we are not Arabs, then what are you, you might ask? I would like to complement your statement that the Iranians are not Arab and add that neither are the Moroccans/Tunisians / Chadians/Sudanese/ Egyptians/Syrians/ Lebanese or any other country for that matter other than Saudi Arabia and those genetically connected to that people. Olive oil, garlic, olives, spearmint, and sesame oil are some of the ingredients that are used in many traditional meals. [16] They mainly live in the urban centres and countryside of the following six governorates: the Aleppo Governorate, the Damascus Governorate, the Homs Governorate, the Hama Governorate, the Latakia Governorate and the Quneitra Governorate. The term “Arab Spring” refers to the Revolutions of 1848 also known as the “People’s spring” when political upheavals swept Europe. [16], In 1991 Professor Alasdair Drysdale and Professor Raymond Hinnebusch said that less than 1% of the country was formed of Sunni Muslim Circassians. As in other areas conquered by the Arabs, the spread of Islam was also accompanied with the spread of Arab culture, which culminated in the Arabization of the Levant and the replacement of Aramaic with Arabic.[10]. Also some people from Syria, mainly Syrian nationalists, describe themselves only as Syrians or ethnic Syrians. [15] These Muslim sects also include diverse ethnic groups, which included: the Arabs, Kurds, Turkmen, and other smaller communities. Christians and Druze became a genetic isolate in the predominantly Islamic world.[86]. [13], Alawites are divided into two main groups: traditional Alawites, who form the majority, and the minority Murshid Alawites (which rose from a modern schism in the Alawite sect at the beginning of the 20th century). Although not traditionally considered as Muslims, the Druze make up 4% of the total population. They are Arabs, not Arabians (which are the "real Arabs" referred to in Answer 1). [64][65][66] The genetic marker which identifies descendants of the ancient Levantines is found in Syrians in high proportion. There are also some Kurdish and Turkmen Alevi in northern Syria. The name "Syrians" was employed by the Greeks and Romans to denote the inhabitants of Syria; however, they called themselves Arameans and Assyrians. 3 1. [5] In 2014 Hêvî Îbrahîm, an Alevi, became the Prime Minister of the Kurdish-controlled Afrin Canton. The number of Syrians in Germany is estimated at around 600,000 people in December 2016 and consists mainly of refugees of the Syrian Civil War. In the capital of Damascus they are Arabized and do not speak Kurdish very well. Arab, one whose native language is Arabic. When the Arab revolts that were sweeping the region and toppling autocrats like dominoes reached Syria, Bashar al-Assad's days at the helm looked numbered. Particular anger has focused on the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE), who have kept their doors to refugees firmly shut. Ancient Syria of the first millennium BC was dominated by the Aramaeans; they originated in the Northern Levant as a continuum of the Bronze Agepopulations of Syria. [48], On the eve of the Rashidun Caliphate conquest of the Levant, 634 AD, Syria's population mainly spoke Aramaic; Greek was the official language of administration. After successful uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, it also gave hope to Syrian pro-democracy activists. [6], The Turkish-speaking Turkmen are the third largest ethnic group in the country (approximately 4% to 5% of the country's population) and are mainly Sunni Muslims. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' representative for the Persian Gulf region, Syrian nationals are referred to as "Arab brothers and sisters in distress". You can sign in to vote the answer. Arab immigrants from modern-day Syria and Lebanon, who were considered Asian, successfully fought to be classified as white and thus eligible for citizenship. Many Armenian and Assyrian Christians fled Turkey during the Armenian Genocide and the Assyrian genocide and settled in Syria. The community of Syrian Jews inside Syria once numbered 30,000 in 1947, but has only 200 today.[92]. [33] Ancient Syria of the first millennium BC was dominated by the Aramaeans;[34] they originated in the Northern Levant as a continuum of the Bronze Age populations of Syria. Regarding the urheimat of the Arab ethnos: the traditional theory, which dates to the 19th century and became dominant in the middle of the 20th century, holds that Arabs were a Semitic wave from the Arabian peninsula who infiltrated Syria. The Ismaili power in Syria was stamped out by the Mamluk dynasty of Egypt, after the former offered the Crusaders their allegiance and conversion to Christianity – which were rejected by the Knights Templar.[21]. Western media began popularizing the term “Arab Spring”. Particular anger has focused on the Arab states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the UAE), who have kept their doors to refugees firmly shut. Palestinians are just Palestinians, Syrians are just Syrians, Moroccans are just Moroccans, etc Argentines speak Spanish but they are just Argentines. The history of the movement in Syria begins in the 1920s, when the second caliph of the Community, Mirza Basheer-ud-Din Mahmood Ahmad visited Damascus, as part of his tour of Europe and the Middle East. I'm a non-Arab Syrian, and conversely to you, I have dark skin and black hair. Syrians (Arabic: سوريون‎, Sūriyyūn), also known as the Syrian people (Arabic: الشعب السوري‎, ALA-LC: al-sha‘ab al-Sūrī; Syriac: ܣܘܪܝܝܢ‎), are the majority inhabitants of Syria and share common Levantine Semitic roots. Religious differences in Syria have historically been tolerated,[88][89] and religious minorities tend to retain distinct cultural, and religious identities. Outside Greek colonies, the Syrians lived in districts governed by local temples that did not use the Greek civic system of poleis and colonies. Syria was formerly synonymous with the Levant, known in Arabic as Sham, while the modern state encompasses the sites of several ancient kingdoms and empires.Its capital city, Damascus, is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world.The area designated by the word has changed over time. [25] In Venezuela alone there are approximately half a million Druze of Syrian origin. Kurds are the second biggest ethnic group, followed by Turkmen. English, and to a lesser extent French, is widely understood and used in interactions with tourists and other foreigners. 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There is an estimated number of 400,000 to 500,000 people of Arab origin residing in Germany in 2013. [14] In recent decades, the population of other religious minorities (particularly Christians and Jews) has decreased, therefore, estimates on the proportion of Sunni Circassians has increased. Moreover, the Syrian Shia Twelvers have close links to the Shia Twelvers in Lebanon. Khatibzadeh: Iran stands by Syria in its war against terrorism 7 December، 2020. Mikdad starts an official visit to Iran to hold talks on enhancing bilateral relations 6 December، 2020. Courtesy of Dr. Hani Bawardi, author of “The Making of Arab Americans.” Other members of the Levantine community were not so wedded to the idea of a separate Lebanon or one that abandoned its Arab heritage. [25], Ahmadiyya is a small Islamic movement in Syria. Anatolia). The Arabs identify with speakers of their language throughout the Middle East. The mother tongue of most Syrians is Levantine Arabic, which came to replace the former mother tongue, Aramaic, in the aftermath of the Muslim conquest of the Levant in the 7th century. Starting from the 2nd century BC onwards, ancient writers referred to the ruler of the Seleucid Empire as the King of Syria or King of the Syrians. 40,000) who are Kurdish-speaking but they do not practice Sunni Islam. As a result, around 120,000 Kurds in Jazira (20% of Syrian Kurds) were stripped of their Syrian citizenship even though they were in possession of Syrian identity cards. [8] Until then, Syria was the main center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity. They also live in the city of Masyaf and in the surrounding countryside, as well as a small minority living in the city of Hama. A minority of Syrians retained Aramaic which is still spoken in its Eastern and Western dialects. 6 years ago . However, after their kingdom was overwhelmed by the Romans, they were almost lost in history. The largest religious group in Syria is the Sunni Muslims. Make the most of it. Answer 2 Yes. The term "Syrians" is under debate whether it referred to Jews or to Arameans, as the Ptolemies referred to all peoples originating from Modern Syria and Palestine as Syrian. Thousands of Turkmen Alevis are living in Aleppo, though many of them fled to Turkey.[20]. According to Professor Alasdair Drysdale and Professor Raymond Hinnebusch the Ismailis formed 1.5% of the country's population in 1991. Whereas, the Gulf ones tend to look Arab. Answer 1 Partially . [73] The J2 group accounted for 20.8% of Syrians; other Y-DNA haplogroups include the E1B1B 12.0%, I 5.0%, R1a 10.0% and R1b 15.0%. Of these, since the start … [15] Mid-2018 estimates have placed the Kurds higher, at 10.6%. Print; Share; Until just a few years ago, Turkey’s political leaders were proud to call Istanbul the new “Arab capital” because it became the most favored destination of residence for many disappointed citizens of the Arab world. Syrians in Lebanon: 'They treat us like we are dirty' Lebanon is home to some 1.5 million Syrian refugees, who get blamed for dragging the economy down. The largest Christian denomination in Syria is the Greek Orthodox church, most of whom are Arab Christians, followed in second place by the Syriac Orthodox, many of … Sheikh Khaled Al-Daher, the sheikh of the Al-Halibat clan, stressed in his speech that the Syrian tribes have preserved their Arab identity, originality and noble values. The Arab Spring was a series of pro-democracy uprisings that enveloped several largely Muslim countries, including Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Libya, Egypt and Bahrain. [41] The urheimat of the Arab ethnos is unclear; the traditional 19th century theory locates this in the Arabian Peninsula,[42] while some modern scholars, such as David Frank Graf, note that the epigraphic and archaeological evidence render the traditional theory inadequate to explain the Arabs' appearance in Syria. [clarification needed] Classical Syriac is also used as a liturgical language by Syriac Christians. [6] The main centre of the Druze population is in As-Suwayda; the small towns and villages under its authority is called the Jabal al-Druze (the "Mountain of the Druze"). The Syrian civil war (Arabic: الحرب الأهلية السورية ‎, al-ḥarb al-ʾahlīyah as-sūrīyah) is an ongoing multi-sided civil war in Syria fought between the Ba'athist Syrian Arab Republic led by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, along with domestic and foreign allies, and various domestic and foreign forces opposing both the Syrian government and each other in varying combinations. [17] By 1979 Dr. Nikolaos van Dam claimed that the Syrian Kurds (forming 8.5% of the population at the time) were almost exclusively Sunni Muslims. Conservative and liberally minded people will live right next to each other. Home; Syria and the World. Syria's army, officially known as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), is loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and is fighting to restore the president's rule over the entire country. Hanwai says his family was one of the first to move to the city. The Arabs called the Greater Syria region al-Sham (Arabic: بِـلَاد الـشَّـام‎, romanized: Bilād al-Šām, lit. Although the majority of Sunni Syrians are considered "Arabs", this is a term based on spoken language (Arabic), not ethnicity. [16], The Alawites are the second largest religious group in Syria, after the Sunni Muslims. Arabs, Turks, Magyars … On September 9, Arab league countries, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Jordan came together under the leadership of Egypt to create a "solidarity" between them, confronting Turkey in the Middle East, particularly in northern Syria. The majority are formed of indigenous Syrian but there is also a significant number of Sunni Kurds, Turkmen/Turkoman, and Circassians, as well as refugees who have arrived in the country, such as Iraqis and Palestinians. 7 years ago. [36] The situation changed after the Roman conquest in 64 BC; Syrians obtained the citizenship of Greek poleis, and the line separating between the colonists and the colonized blurred. For other uses, see. Syrians in Germany refers to Syrian immigrants to Germany, as well as their descendants.This includes Arabs, Kurds, Turks, Assyrians as well as smaller minorities from Syria. In 2018, the Syrian Arab Republic had an estimated population of 19.5 million, which includes, aside from the aforementioned majority, ethnic minorities such as Kurds, Armenians, Assyrians and others. All the largest cities and thirteen out of the fourteen governorates’ capitals of the country had a Sunni majority, … Sunnis follow nearly all occupations, belong to all social groups and nearly every political party, and live in all parts of the country. [77] The people of Western Syria show close relation with the people of Northern Lebanon. [5] Christians, the main non-Muslim group in the country, comprise 10%. [16], In 1973 Professor Moshe Ma'oz said that the non-Arabic-speaking Sunni Muslim Kurds formed 8.3% of the population. [15] The CIA has estimated Alawites at 15% of the Syria's population. [81] Regarding the HLA alleles, Syrians, and other Levantine populations, exhibit "key differences" from other Arab populations;[82] based on HLA-DRB1 alleles, Syrians were close to eastern Mediterranean populations, such as the Cretans and Lebanese Armenians. [26] However, the interchangeability between Assyrians and Syrians persisted during the Hellenistic period. The Syrian civil war started with peaceful protests. Pompey created the province of Syria, which included modern-day Lebanon and Syria west of the Euphrates, framing the province as a regional social category with civic implications. [50] The Arabs of the caliphate accommodated many new tribes in isolated areas to avoid conflict with the locals; caliph Uthman ordered his governor, Muawiyah I, to settle the new tribes away from the original population. Kerlens writes: “The vast majority of Arabs in Haiti are Syria and Lebanese …We find some Palestinian families and some Jews who are also Arabs like the Bigio family and the Kedar family. The first successors to the Sunni Umayyad rulers were also Arabs, including the Iraq-centered Abassids (Sunni rulers) followed by the Egypt-centered Fatimids (Shia rulers). The idioms Syrian and Greek were used by Rome to denote civic societies instead of separate ethnic groups. Like the other countries in the region, religion permeates life; the government registers every Syrian's religious affiliation. Most modern-day Syrians are described as Arabs by virtue of their modern-day language and bonds to Arab culture and history. Syrian cuisine is dominated by ingredients native to the region. Islam and the Arabic language had a similar effect where the Aramaeans themselves became Arabs regardless of their ethnic origin following the Muslim conquest of the Levant. Sign in. The Syria Trap: How Erdogan Made New Enemies and Enraged the Arab Community. The national and ethnic designation "Syrian" is one that has been reused, accepted and espoused by the Syrian people since the advent of modern nationalism, which emanated from Europe and began with the culmination of the Napoleonic Wars of the early 1800s. [13], In 1991 Professor Alasdair Drysdale and Professor Raymond Hinnebusch said that Alawites formed approximately 11.5% of the country's population. Jamal Al-Jasim, the sheikh of the Bashakem clan in Hama, said that the clans were and will remain the strong defender of the unity of Syrian land and people. Like most people who are familiar with the history of the Middle East, my friend did not connect Nabataeans with Syria. [6] The split from the greater branch occurred over the recognition of the Seventh Imam. Syria's current President, Bashar al-Assad, is an Alawi Shia. [11] The majority live in the northeast, bordering on Iraq and Turkey. In the following years, the numbers doubled as they are an estimated 1,000,000+ people. [note 1][44] The Arabs mentioned in Syria by Greco-Roman writers were assimilated into the "Greco–Aramaean culture" that dominated the region, and the texts they produced were written in Greek or Aramaic;[47] Old Arabic, the precursor of Classical Arabic, was not a written language, and its speakers used Aramaic for writing purposes. Syrians emerged from various origins; the main influence came from ancient Semitic peoples, populations from Arabia and Mesopotamia, while Greco-Roman influence is marginal. [11] In 1991 Professor Alasdair Drysdale and Professor Raymond Hinnebusch said that approximately 60% of the country was formed of Arabic-speaking Sunni Muslims. [54] Those who remained Christian also became arabized;[53] it was probably during the Abbasid period in the ninth century that Christians adopted Arabic as their first language; the first translation of the gospels into Arabic took place in this century. Saudi Arabia does not consider Syrians as refugees. Those who were able to avoid losing the Aramaic language are divided between two groups: Besides religious identities, the Syrian people are split among three identities, the Arab, Syriac, and Syrian identities. Syrian Arab News Agency S A N A. The majority of Syrian Arabs are Muslims; chiefly Sunni, they also include the Alawis, Ismailis, and Shia. The Syrian variety of Levantine Arabic differs from Modern Standard Arabic. [53] Arabization gained momentum with the increasing numbers of Muslim converts;[49] the ascendancy of Arabic as the formal language of the state prompted the cultural and linguistic assimilation of Syrian converts. 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