Syria Find a Bible

Population: 20,384,316

Official Language: Arabic Standard

Language Count: 35

Primary Religion: Islam

National Bible Society:
Bible Society in Syria

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Persecution:

WatchList Rank: 12

WatchList Page: Syria

Type: Islamic Oppression

Language Summary: Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian, French, English

Ethnic Summary: Arab ~50%, Alawite ~15%, Kurd ~10%, Levantine ~10%, other ~15% (includes Druze, Ismaili, Imami, Nusairi, Assyrian, Turkoman, Armenian)

Religious Summary: Muslim 87% (official; includes Sunni 74% and Alawi, Ismaili, and Shia 13%), Christian 10% (includes Orthodox, Uniate, and Nestorian), Druze 3%, Jewish (few remaining in Damascus and Aleppo) note: the Christian population may be considerably smaller as a result of Christians fleeing the country during the ongoing civil war

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