Religions and Ethnicity - Lebanon



Lebanon : Religions and Ethnicity
TopicValue
ReligionsMuslim 59.7% (Shia, Sunni, Druze, Isma'ilite, Alawite or Nusayri), Christian 39% (Maronite Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Melkite Catholic, Armenian Orthodox, Syrian Catholic, Armenian Catholic, Syrian Orthodox, Roman Catholic, Chaldean, Assyrian, Coptic, Protestant), other 1.3%
17 religious sects recognized
Ethnic groupsArab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1%
many Christian Lebanese do not identify themselves as Arab but rather as descendents of the ancient Canaanites and prefer to be called Phoenicians
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Datasource: CIA - The World Factbook