Chaldean Christians

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Chaldean Christians (Syriac: ܟܲܠܕܵܝܹܐ, Keldayee; Arabic: الكلدانيون) are adherents of the Chaldean Catholic Church.[1] Chaldeans are the largest Christian community in Iraq,[2] estimated at between 400,000–600,000.[2] Chaldeans have generally been well integrated into Iraqi society.[2] They have not actively sought establishment of a separate state.[2] Many of their members are businessmen and technocrats, and a few have held high government positions.[2] Chaldeans have always been an important part of Iraqi society. In addition to Iraq, migrant Chaldean communities are found in the United States, Turkey, Syria, Iran, and Lebanon.[2]

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  1. BBC NEWS (March 13, 2008). "Who are the Chaldean Christians?". BBC NEWS. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7271828.stm. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 Edmund Ghareeb, Beth Dougherty (2004). Historical Dictionary of Iraq. Scarecrow Press. p. 56. ISBN 9780810843301 . http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uIyjeUAR5zYC.