Kōrero: Middle Eastern peoples

The Middle East showing Iraq, Iran and Lebanon

The Middle East showing Iraq, Iran and Lebanon

Of the Middle Eastern peoples in New Zealand, the Lebanese have the longest history. The original immigrants came in the 1880s and 1890s, mainly from the mountain village of Bsharri (Bcharré) and the city of Tarābulus (Tripoli). People from Iran and Iraq have mainly been refugees who have arrived over the 1990s and 2000s.

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James Veitch and Dalia Tinawi, 'Middle Eastern peoples - The Lebanese', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/1707/the-middle-east-showing-iraq-iran-and-lebanon (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by James Veitch and Dalia Tinawi, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015