Lebanese


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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Lebanese

 

a nation and the main population of Lebanon, numbering about 2.5 million (1972 estimate). They speak Arabic, and according to the official 1932 census, slightly more than half are Christians (Maronites, Orthodox, Catholics, and other groups); the rest are Muslims (Sunnites, Shiites, Druzes). The chief occupations are farming (citrus fruit, olives, vegetables, tobacco) and sericulture, and a large number of Lebanese are employed in industry.

REFERENCE

Narody Perednei Azii. Moscow, 1957.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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