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Arab Argentine

Arab Argentine
عرب الأرجنتين
Total population

1,300,000 - 3,500,000 [1]

including mixed ancestry
Regions with significant populations
Buenos Aires · Córdoba · Salta · Tucumán · La Rioja
Languages
Rioplatense Spanish · Arabic
Religion
Major: Roman Catholicism · Other Christians
Minor: Sunni Islam · Shia Islam · Judaism · Agnosticism
Related ethnic groups
Arabs · Arab Brazilian · Arab American · Arab Canadian · Arab Australian · Argentine Jews

An Arab Argentine is an Argentine citizen or resident alien whose ancestry traces back to any of various waves of immigrants, largely of Arab cultural and linguistic heritage and/or identity, originating mainly from what is now Lebanon and Syria but also there are some individuals from the twenty-two countries which comprise the Arab world such as Egypt, Morocco and Palestine. Arab Argentines are one of the largest Arab diaspora groups in the world.

Although a highly diverse group of Argentines — in ancestral origins, religion and historic identities — Arab Argentines hold a heritage that shares common linguistic, cultural, and political traditions.

The majority of the Arab Argentines are from either Lebanese or Syrian background with a smaller amount of Egyptian, Moroccan and Palestinian background.[2] Among Arab Argentines, 784,000 are Muslims.[3] The interethnic marriage in the Arab community, regardless of religious affiliation, is very high; most community members have only one parent who has Arab ethnicity. As a result of this, the Arab community in Argentina shows marked language shift away from Arabic. Only a few speak any Arabic, and such knowledge is often limited to a few basic words. Instead the majority, especially those of younger generations, speak Spanish as a first language.

Contents

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

History

In the 19th century Argentina saw the first real wave of Arabs to settle within its territory. Most of the Arabs who came during this time period were Sirio-Lebanese Arabs (During that time, Syria and Lebanon were one territory). While Arab communities existed by 1864, systematic records did not appear before 1868. From 1891 to 1920, 367,348 people of Arabic heritage immigrated into Argentina.[2] When they were first processed in the ports of Argentina, they were classified as Turks because what is modern day Lebanon and Syria was a territory of the Turkish Ottoman Empire.[4] The causes for Arabs to leave their homeland were an accelerated increase in demographics in Lebanon, the persecution by the Ottoman Turks and the Italo-Turkish War.[2] The Arab immigrants settle in the provinces of Buenos Aires, Córdoba, Salta, Jujuy, Tucuman, La Rioja, San Juan, Mendoza, Santiago del Estero, Misiones, Chaco, and the Patagonia. A large percentage on Arabs settled in the Cuyo region (which is made up of the provinces of San Juan, San Luis, Mendoza, and La Rioja).

Rocío Chalup, Queen of the Arab community in the Fiesta Nacional del Inmigrante in Oberá, Misiones.


Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ Data vary widely among sources: 1,300,000 Worldstatesmen.org (c. 2000); 2,000,000 Islamhoy (c. 2001); 3,500,000 Inmigración sirio-libanesa en Argentina (uncertain, but more recent date)
  2. ^ a b c Bajaron de los Barcos: Sirios, Turcos y Libaneses
  3. ^ Pew Research Center. (PDF) . Retrieved on 2011-11-08.
  4. ^ Recopilaron casi 200 años de los sirio libaneses en Argentina

External links

  • The History of Arab Argentines at Internet Web Archive
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