Syrian Brazilians

Syrian Brazilians
Syria Brazil
Total population

(The Brazilian government claims there are 4 million Brazilians of Syrian descent.[1]

including mixed with other groups)
Regions with significant populations


Mainly Southeastern Brazil
Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic
Roman Catholicism, minorities of Islam, Judaism.
Related ethnic groups
Other White Brazilian, Lebanese Brazilian, Arab Brazilian, Brazilian Jews

Syrian Brazilians (Portuguese: Sírio-brasileiros) are Brazilian citizens of full, partial, or predominantly Syrian ancestry, or Syrian-born immigrants in Brazil.

The population of Brazil of either full or partial Syrian descent is estimated by the Brazilian government to be around 4 [2] million people. According to research conducted by IBGE in 2008, 0.9% of White Brazilian respondents said they had familial origins from the Middle East, which equals less than 2 million people. They are mostly of Lebanese and Syrian descent.[3]

See also


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