The Syrian people (Arabic: الشعب السوري / ALA-LC: al-sha‘ab al-Sūrī) are the inhabitants and citizens of the Syrian Arab Republic. While modern-day Syrians are commonly described as Arabs by virtue of their modern-day language and bonds to Arab culture and history, they are, in fact, largely a blend of the various Aramaic, Arab, and Arabic-speaking groups indigenous to the region. Most Syrians reside primarily in Syria; however 17 million Syrians, mostly Christians live outside of Syria and they stay connected to their cultural roots by listening to Syrian music, watching Syrian Television, and preparing Syrian cuisine.
Damascus, the capital of Syria, is one of the longest continuously inhabited cities in the world (for 8,000 years straight, Syrians inhabited Damascus), and a large percentage of Damascenes are the descendents of the early inhabitants of Damascus.
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