The Lebanese are defined as Arabs, with ancestry in the country of Lebanon. The araB gene Promoter is a bacterial promoter activated by e L-arabinose binding Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية One curious fact about the Lebanese people is that most of them do not live in Lebanon. Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية There are 4 million people in Lebanon and 15 million people of Lebanese descent elsewhere in the world, the majority of them in Brazil. |utc_offset = -2 to -4 |time_zone_DST = BRST |utc_offset_DST = -2 to -5 |cctld 
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|Portuguese, French, Spanish and English in the diaspora. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page Lebanese or Lebanese Arabic is the colloquial form of Arabic spoken in Lebanon. Portuguese ( or língua portuguesa) is a Romance language that originated in what is now Galicia (Spain and northern Portugal. French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States|
|Predominantly Maronite Christianity, Shi'a Islam, Sunni Islam and Greek Orthodox Christianity. Maronites ( الموارنة,, Syriac: ܡܪܘܢܝܐ, Latin: Ecclesia Maronitarum) are members of one of the Syriac Christianity ( Greek Χριστιανισμός from the word Xριστός ( Christ)is a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings For other meanings including people named 'Islam' see Islam (disambiguation. Sunni Islam is the largest denomination of Islam. Sunni Islam is also referred to as Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamā‘h (Arabic The Greek Orthodox Church ( Greek: Ἑλληνορθόδοξη Ἐκκλησία Hellēnorthódoxē Ekklēsía) is formed by several autocephalous churches |
Small numbers of Protestant Christians, Druze and non-religious (including atheists and agnostics). Protestantism refers to the forms of Christian faith and practice that originated in the 16th century Protestant Reformation. A Christian is a person who adheres to Christianity, a monotheistic Religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth The Druze ( Arabic: درزي derzī or durzī, plural دروز durūz) are a religious community found primarily in Syria, Lebanon Irreligion is a lack of religion indifference to religion or hostility to religion Atheism Agnosticism ( Greek: α- a-, without + γνώσις gnōsis, knowledge after Gnosticism) is the philosophical view that the
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There are approximately 4 million people in Lebanon. The araB gene Promoter is a bacterial promoter activated by e L-arabinose binding The Assyrians are an Ethnic group whose origins lie in what is today Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. In Linguistics and Ethnology, Semitic (from the Biblical " Shem " Hebrew שם translated as "name" Arabic: ساميّ The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East. The history of Lebanon is almost as old as the earliest evidence of humankind However, this figure excludes about 1 million foreign workers and about 400 000 Palestinian refugees.
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Many Lebanese, mainly Christians, see themselves as ethnically Phoenician, rather than Arab. Phoenicianism ( Arabic,نزعة فينيقية is a form of Lebanese nationalism that promotes the concept that Lebanese people are not Arabs The araB gene Promoter is a bacterial promoter activated by e L-arabinose binding They argue that Arabization was caused by speaking of the Arabic language and conversion to Islam rather than any actual ethnic change, and thus the Arabs of Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Tunisia, Iraq, etc. are all different peoples.
Many disagree with Phoenicianism, and say that it disregards the Lebanese Arab heritage. Pan-Arabism is a movement for Unification among the peoples and countries of the Arab World, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Phoenicianism ( Arabic,نزعة فينيقية is a form of Lebanese nationalism that promotes the concept that Lebanese people are not Arabs Some Lebanese regard themselves as Arabs.
The Lebanese diaspora consists of approximately 14 million (including those of Lebanese decent). There are around 10 million Lebanese in Brazil alone, there are also smaller communities in Australia, Africa, South America, the USA, Canada and Europe. The majority of the Lebanese diaspora are Christians, an estimate figure show that they represent about 75% of the Lebanese in total.