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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Area was home to Syrian Maronite Christians from 7th century; massacres by Druse Muslims led to establishment of Christian governor appointed by Ottomans in 1861; was part of French mandate named Syria from 1920; suffered internal strife after independence; official language is Arabic, though French, English, and Armenian are also spoken.

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