Lebanese is a language (derived from syriac) not a dialect

The_FPMer

The_FPMer

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Do you have sources for any of this information? First time I hear that Maronites came from Northern Syria/Southern Anatolia and use Eastern Syriac liturgically. All Syriac/Aramaic came from Southern Anatolia and spread throughout the Levant and even further east and most of the people who used the language were indigenous to the region, like the Assyrians. It spread despite social and political changes, not because of demographic changes.
Only a handful of Maronites came from Syria. Most of them converted in Lebanon.
 
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