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Assyria by Xumarov Assyria by Xumarov
Assyria / Aššūrāyu / אתור / אַשּׁוּר / آشور

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The Assyrian people are a distinct ethnic group whose origins lie in ancient Mesopotamia.
They are Eastern Aramaic speaking Semites who trace their ancestry back to the Sumero-Akkadian
civilization that emerged in Mesopotamia circa 3500 BC, and in particular to the northern region of
the Akkadian lands, which would become known as Assyria by the 23rd century BC.

The Assyrian nation existed as an independent state, and often a powerful empire, from the 23rd
century BC until the end of the 7th century BC.

Today that ancient territory is part of several nations: Iraq, Syria and Turkey.

Most of the present-day Assyria live in the diaspora, having escaped genocide, massacres and discriminatory policies.
Most recently the Iraq War has displaced the regional Assyrian community, as its people have faced ethnic and religious persecution
at the hands of both Sunni and Shia Islamic extremists and Arab and Kurdish nationalists.

Of the one million or more Iraqis reported by the UN to have fled, nearly 40% are Assyrians, although they comprise only 3% to 5% of the Iraqi population.
Most of the Assyrians speaks dialects of neo Aramaic.
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JOhnCena26 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, Check my channel for ssome awesome Assyrian Flag Designs 
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CyberEagleWarrior Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very nice. Who do you think would have became King of Assyria?
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Xumarov Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
Dont have a clue ;) probably a person in high rank of their national procectorate system or a religious leader
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