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Lebanon, Culture

Mamluk, Ottoman Turkish, Folk music, sculptors, cultural traditions

Lebanonís rich history has been shaped by many cultural traditions, including Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Islamic (including Mamluk), Crusader, Ottoman Turkish, French, and recently American. The resulting culture is distinctively Lebanese, a combination of East and West, past and present. Folk music and dancing have a long tradition and are very popular. Influential Lebanese writers emerged in the early 20th century and greatly influenced the Arabic language. Painters, sculptors, and performers and producers in theater, film, and television have recently distinguished themselves.

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Mamluk, Ottoman Turkish, Folk music, sculptors, cultural traditions, Crusader, dancing, Greek, century, theater, performers, film, producers, French, long tradition, Phoenician

 
 

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