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December 04, 2003

Arab Americans

Report on Arab Americans from the CENSUS (PDF). Interesting that 30% of self-reported "Arabs" also reported non-Arab ancestry. I lived in an area of western Pennsylvania where there was a historic Syrian Arab population. It was mostly Christian and they were very intermarried after 2-3 generations. It was interesting to note that when we went to local Muslim meetings there were a few old women whose parents were from Syria. All their children had married Americans and were no longer Muslim. They were totally assimilated aside from religion.

Posted by razib at 01:39 AM