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Arab Venezuelan

Arab Venezuelan
Regions with significant populations
Caracas, Punto Fijo, Margarita Island
Languages
Spanish, Arabic
Religion
Catholic and Muslims
Related ethnic groups
Lebanese people, Syrian people, Palestinian people

An Arab Venezuelan is a Venezuelan citizen of Arab origin or descent. There are around 600,000 Venezuelans of Arab origin, mainly from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine.

Contents

  • Migration history 1
  • Notable people 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Migration history

Arab immigration to Venezuela started as early as the 19th and 20th centuries. They came mostly from Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine, and are present in significant numbers in Caracas.

Immigration of Arabs in Venezuela has influenced Venezuelan culture, in particular Arabic food and music. Most Arab Venezuelans are of Lebanese descent with their number around 340,000.

In religion, the majority of Arab-Venezuelans are Christians who belong to the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Rite Catholic Churches. There are few Muslims.

Notable people

See also

References

External links

  • Al Jadid: Arabs making their mark in Latin America
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