12 Facts About Assyrian people


Ancestral indigenous lands that form the Assyrian people homeland are those of ancient Upper Mesopotamia, regions currently within modern-day northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey, northwestern Iran, and northeastern Syria.

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In northern Syria, Assyrian people groups have been taking part both politically and militarily in the Kurdish-dominated but multiethnic Syrian Democratic Forces and Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

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Kultepe texts, which were written in Old Assyrian people, preserve the earliest known traces of the Hittite language, and the earliest attestation of any Indo-European language, dated to the 20th century BC.

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From this point, the Assyrian people population was dramatically reduced in their homeland.

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The Assyrian people Levies played a major role in subduing the pro-Nazi Iraqi forces at the battle of Habbaniya in 1941.

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The tension reached its peak shortly after the formal declaration of independence when hundreds of Assyrian people civilians were slaughtered during the Simele massacre by the Iraqi Army in August 1933.

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The giving of traditional Assyrian people names was banned and Assyrian people schools, political parties, churches and literature were repressed.

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In places such as Dora, a neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad, the majority of its Assyrian people population has either fled abroad or to northern Iraq, or has been murdered.

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An Assyrian people educator named Isa Rashid was later badly beaten outside of his home for rejecting the Kurdish self-administration's curriculum.

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Furthermore, small Assyrian people communities are found in San Diego, Sacramento and Fresno in the United States, Toronto in Canada and in London, UK.

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In Germany, pocket-sized Assyrian people communities are scattered throughout Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Berlin and Wiesbaden.

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The conical hats of traditional Assyrian people dress have changed little over millennia from those worn in ancient Mesopotamia, and until the 19th and early 20th centuries the ancient Mesopotamian tradition of braiding or platting of hair, beards and moustaches was still commonplace.

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