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Lebanese people in Cyprus

Lebanese people in Cyprus
125px, Marco Baghdatis at the 2006 Indian Wells Masters
Notable Greek Cypriots of Lebanese origin:
Sarbel, Marcos Baghdatis</div></td></tr>
Total population
20,000 people (by descent)</td></tr>
Regions with significant populations
Nicosia, Limasol</td></tr>
Arabic language and Greek language</td></tr>
Greek Orthodox Christian, Maronite Catholic, Melkite, Shiites, Sunnites</td></tr>
Related ethnic groups

Lebanese people in Greece, Arabs in Greece</td></tr></table>

Lebanese people in Cyprus include immigrants and descendants of immigrants from Lebanon, numbering approximately 20,000 people of Lebanese descent. Migration from Lebanon to Cyprus started after 1975 during the Lebanese Civil War. Most Lebanese came from Koura District in North Lebanon, which is mostly a Greek Orthodox Christian area. During the Civil War the number of Lebanese was higher, however after the end of the war many returned to Lebanon.

Notable people

  • Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player, Lebanese father and Greek Cypriot mother
  • Sarbel, British singer, Greek Cypriot father and Lebanese mother

See also

Template:Arab diaspora