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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.


Narody Perednei Azii. Moscow, 1957.
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there are] many residents of Lebanese heritage and so it was only fitting for me to write the motion and celebrate great Lebanese heritage," he added.
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They are usually very quiet and hardly heard, but in reality, the contribution of the Lebanese to Ghana's economic development is rather deafening.
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A Lebanese security source told Petra that the officers conducted the survey in the area between the Fatima Gate to the village of Edeisa in South Lebanon near where Tuesday''s clash occurred in which two Lebanese soldiers, a Lebanese journalist and an Israeli officer were killed.
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