Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic in United States


Population
91,000
Christian
Evangelical
Largest Religion
Main Language
Progress
Progress Gauge

Introduction / History

The Chaldean Neo-Aramaic population of today arbitrarily received the name "Chaldean" from the Roman-Catholic Church in the 1500s when many Christians in eastern Anatolia converted to Catholicism. They were given the name Chaldean-Catholic, although they are actually the descendants of the Hittites. Their conversion to Christianity began soon after Jesus, which is the reason they still retain Neo-Aramaic as a spoken language, since Aramaic was the main language of the area at the time of their conversion, and it is still used as a second language of the modern populatio


Where Are they Located?

World War I caused the population to move outside of Anatolia, mainly south to Mesopotamia for a few generations, and more recent problems in Mesopotamia have caused the majority of the population to be scattered around the world. Some still live as minorities in what is currently called Iraq and Iran, while large populations exist in America, Canada, Australia, Europe, and elsewhere.


What Are Their Lives Like?

Those still living in Muslim-majority areas are generally persecuted to some degree. The majority elsewhere have often become successful in business, and in other professions as well.


What Are Their Beliefs?

The majority claim to follow the Chaldean-Catholic beliefs, which is an Eastern Church of Catholicism, unique in some ways from other forms of Catholicism.


Profile Source:   Christopher Younan  

People Name General Chaldean
People Name in Country Chaldean, Neo-Aramaic
Population in United States 91,000
World Population 206,400
Total Countries 6
Indigenous No
Least-Reached No
Progress Scale 2
Alternate Names Kildanean
People ID 11295
Country United States
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Detroit (over 80,000) and California   Source:  Ethnologue 2010
Country United States
Region North America and Caribbean
Continent North America
10/40 Window No
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Location in Country Detroit (over 80,000) and California.   Source:  Ethnologue 2010

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Ethnologue Language Map

Primary Language: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (91,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cld   Ethnologue Listing
Written: Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic (91,000 speakers)   People group listing
Language Code: cld   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages: 1
Primary Language: Chaldean Neo-Aramaic

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible Portions Yes   (1992)
New Testament Yes   (2006)
Complete Bible No
 
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Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Chaldean Neo-Aramaic
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Text / Printed Matter Aramaic New Testament
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Text / Printed Matter World Missionary Press Booklets
Primary Religion: Christianity
Religion Subdivision: Orthodox

Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 1.00 %)
90.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
0.00 %
Non-Religious
10.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
0.0 %
Independent
0.0 %
Orthodox
100.0 %
Other Christian
0.0 %
Protestant
0.0 %
Roman Catholic
0.0 %
Photo Source: Christopher Younan  
Profile Source: Christopher Younan  
Data Sources: Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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