Arabs in Serbia

Arabs in Serbia
Арапи у Србији / Arapi u Srbiji
Total population
Regions with significant populations
Belgrade
Languages
Arabic, Serbian
Religion
Islam and Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Arab diaspora

Arabs in Serbia (Serbian: Арапи у Србији/Arapi u Srbiji) are mostly expatriates from a range of Arab countries, particularly Libya, Lebanon, Syria, the Palestinian Territories, Iraq, and Jordan; and also small groups from Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and Sudan. Lebanese and Syrian citizens were the first Arabs to arrive in modern Serbia. In the 1970s and 1980s, many students from Iraq and Syria were enrolled at the University of Belgrade. More recently, as a result of the Arab Spring and the Syrian Civil War, large numbers of Arabs are transiting Serbia as refugees, trying to immigrate to Western Europe.

Libyan citizens

There is a small community of Libyans in Serbia, mainly residing in Belgrade. There has been a Libyan School in Belgrade since 1997, which has since expanded in 2012 to cater to the community.[4]

Iraqi citizens

Most of the Iraqis in Serbia are educated people, and they view Serbia as a "friendly and brotherly" country.[5]

Syrian citizens

By the first half of 2013, 432 citizens of Syria had requested asylum in Serbia.[6]

Culture

Community members adhere to Islam (see also Islam in Serbia) and Eastern Christianity.

People

See also

References

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