Are Lebanese people Arab, Phoenicians or a hybrid?

Of all the Middle Eastern countries (excluding Israel, Iran, Cyprus, Turkey and the Caucasus, which are on the border) I know that all are mostly made up of Arabs, but I have heard conflicting arguments over whether Lebanese people are also Arab, Phoenician or a hybrid. Which is the correct answer? 

6 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 5
    7 months ago

    Phoecian, inter breed with Babylon perisian greek roman, otterman french people ever hear of a Russian jew

  • 7 months ago

    Laughably, some Lebanese claim not to be Arabs, yet they speak Arabic and share the same culture!

  • 7 months ago

    The Lebanese people are a melting pot of races. They are combinations of Phoenicians, Arabs, Persians, Jews, Assyrians, Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Europeans, Egyptians, Armenians, and Turks. That's what the Lebanese people are made of.

    So yeah, Hybrid.

  • Nadia
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Lebanese christians are not arabs ! 

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  • Mintee
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    being arab is not a race or a nationality.. its a classification of language and culture group.. so yes, lebanese are arabs.. probably of European decent and caucasian... but arab cause there language and culture is arabic.. 

  • 9 months ago

    Arabs where in Palestine way before Israelite, All the area was open to each other so Phoenicians and Arabs were mixing together, thus hybrid.

    Now what this can make in difference ?? You want to be an Arab, let it be, you wana be a Persian, you bet...

    We are all Humans.

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