Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Lebanese Diaspora.

I received this by email today. I thought it was a pretty cool informational sheet, although I really really hate the graphic... (very childish and kitschy).
hmmm I could re-do it the way I think it should be presented... maybe another time.

It is self explanatory I think. The grand total of the Lebanese in the diaspora is about 12.5 million, and the population of Lebanon comes close to 4 million. (these are the legal ones)

Just one question though: What the fuck are we doing in the Philippines?

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At 5:17 PM, Blogger Lirun said...

ur a funny dude..

im a sucker for diaspora stats..

At 12:23 AM, Blogger Coco said...

LOL el sou2al el ahamm, weyn haydeh Haute Volta w kif l2ineha assessan ta net7ash 3laya?

On a happy note, the North American Lebanoze will be MINUS one in 2008 and Lebanon will have PLUS one citizen inshalla.
Yihaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ;) (ma ba3rif zalghit)

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Red said...

What an interesting chart. There seems to be a connection with South America. Do you know why so many of your countrymen head that way? Is there a historical link with Brazil, for example?

Also, pity those 1,500 Lebanese who found their way to Iraq -- surely things can't be better there than they were back home...

At 10:54 AM, Blogger _z. said...

of course you are...

we will be losing you, but I will be bringing in another member to the diaspora :P so, the numbers hold up!

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Coco said...

ahahahahahaha c'est vrai, nsit LOL
Alla yse3eda, w iza kenit metleh, Alla yse3dak enta :)

At 11:12 PM, Blogger _z. said...

I am not sure I have a good and smart answer for you. All I know is that Lebanese immigration started with Latin America and namely Brazil. That's since the beginning on the century and actually even way before.

I am not sure why they chose there... smuggling maybe I don't know. But Lebanese have been in Latin America for years now, and we have a huge community, that is doing pretty well on the economical level... we even have presidents there now...

maybe a reader would be able to explain better.

At 6:40 AM, Blogger * (asterisk) said...

I think the Philippines might be nice, no?

At 10:30 AM, Blogger _z. said...

yeah i think they are too *a


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