Syriac Orthodox Christians, also known as Syriacs, and in some cases Arameans (see names of Syriac Christians) are a Syriac Christian ethnoreligious group indigenous to the Middle East who are considered controversially an ethnic subgroup of the Assyrian People. They follow the West Syrian Rite Syriac Orthodox Church, and they traditionally speoke Neo-Aramaic languages, particularly the Turoyo language, and write using Syriac, which is their original and liturgical language.

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  • Syriac Orthodox Christians, also known as Syriacs, and in some cases Arameans (see names of Syriac Christians) are a Syriac Christian ethnoreligious group indigenous to the Middle East who are considered controversially an ethnic subgroup of the Assyrian People. They follow the West Syrian Rite Syriac Orthodox Church, and they traditionally speoke Neo-Aramaic languages, particularly the Turoyo language, and write using Syriac, which is their original and liturgical language. The Syriacs number between 150,000 and 200,000 people according to different estimations, and for the past 1,000 years up until the 1970s were most prevalent both culturally and population wise in the Southern Turkish region of Tur Abdin, where the Syriac Orthodox Church had its See at the Saffron Monastery from the 11th century up until 1924 when Mustafa Kemal Ataturk expelled the Patriarch from Turkey. Due to events that have occurred in the past 100 years, they now live in countries throughout the world such as northeastern Syria, the Nineveh Plains region of Iraq, and Lebanon, while significant communities also exist outside the Middle East in Western Europe and North America. (en)
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  • Suryoye, Suroyo, Athuroyo
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  • Neo-Aramaic
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  • Middle East
  • Diaspora
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  • Other Syriac Christian groups such as Assyrians, Chaldeans and Maronites
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  • Syriac Orthodox Christians, also known as Syriacs, and in some cases Arameans (see names of Syriac Christians) are a Syriac Christian ethnoreligious group indigenous to the Middle East who are considered controversially an ethnic subgroup of the Assyrian People. They follow the West Syrian Rite Syriac Orthodox Church, and they traditionally speoke Neo-Aramaic languages, particularly the Turoyo language, and write using Syriac, which is their original and liturgical language. (en)
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  • Syriac Orthodox Christians (Middle East) (en)
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  • Syriac Orthodox Christians (en)
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