• PEOPLE NAME: ASSYRIANS OF SYRIA

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PEID: 12181

ROP: 100574

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Affinity Group: Northern African and Middle Eastern Peoples

Affinity Bloc: Arab World

People Cluster: Assyrian / Aramaic

Language: Assyrian Neo-Aramaic - (aii)

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Primary Religion: Ethnic Religions

Country: Syria

Also found in: Australia; Canada; France; Germany; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Kuwait; Lebanon; Sweden; Turkey; United Kingdom; United States

Population: 69,500

Global Population: 638,500


PEID: 12181

ROP: 100574

Progress of the Gospel: Engaged yet Unreached

Global Status of Evangelical Christianity: Less than 2% Evangelical, No Active CP Activity


Overview: The Assyrians of Syria, numbering 69,500, are Engaged yet Unreached. They are part of the Assyrian / Aramaic people cluster within the Arab World affinity bloc. Globally, this group totals 638,500 in 14 countries. Their primary language is Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. The primary religion practiced by the Assyrians is ethnic religion. Ethnic religion is deeply rooted in a people's ethnic identity and conversion essentially equates to cultural assimilation.


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