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Population, Religion

Ismailis, Alawites, Syrian population, Shia Islam, Druze

The overwhelming majority of the Syrian population is Sunni Muslim. Other Muslims include Ismailis, Shias (Shia Islam), and Alawites (a schism of the Shiite branch). Of the non-Muslims in Syria, most are Christians, primarily Greek and Armenian Orthodox. Religious minorities include Druze, who follow a religion related to Islam, and a community of approximately 1,000 Jews.



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Ismailis, Alawites, Syrian population, Shia Islam, Druze, Sunni Muslim, Shias, schism, Christians, community

 
 

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