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Testimonies of the brilliant historians of the Syrian Church of Antioch on the Aramean origin of our nation, Synonymy: Aramean/Syrian.


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Question: Who were the ancient Assyrians? Were they simply one ethnicity or a composition of many nations/ tribes?


Who made the East- Aramean Nestorians known as "Assyrians"?


SUA/WCA and allowing terrorism


Arameans of Syria.


Arameans of Turkey


Arameans of Iraq.


Aramean history, history, culture and language, a six partite interview



Colonialism, “Assyrianism”,  terrorism, occultism, downfall of the Aramean nation in the Middle-East and their Diaspora.



21-1-2013: Iraq: Aramean teacher and student killed in Mosul


22-2-2012: Iraq: We have left behind a "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq"


26-10-2011: “Liberation” Iraq: Extermination Aramean Christians. “Liberation” Egypt: burning churches and slaughtering of Coptic Christians


19-8-2011: Iraq and Arameans: The usual ritual, blowing up their churches


7-6-2011: The uproar in the Middle-East and the future of the Aramean nation


29-4-2011: “Liberation” of Iraq: Extermination of Arameans of Iraq “Liberation” of Syria…..?????..


23-11-2010: Aramean blood continue to flow in Iraq: Two Aramean brothers killed in Mosul


11-11-2010: An Aramean spiritual leader makes a dramatic appeal: Leave Iraq


1-11-2010: Bloodbath among the Arameans of Baghdad: Something like this never happened


5-10-2010: Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns in strong words the terrorist attack on the Aramean Catholic church in Baghdad


17-5-2010: Iraq: The 19 years old Aramean girl Sandy Shabib Hadi Zahra succumbs to her injuries


10-3-2010: Exodus Arameans from Mosul: According to recent UN report more than 5000 Arameans have left Mosul


6-3-2010: Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch condemns the attacks on the Aramean Christians of Mosul


3-3-2010: Exodus of the Arameans of Mosul continues undiminished: According to UN report already 720 Aramean families (4320 people) have left Mosul


1-3-2010: Peaceful demonstration on Sunday 28th of February 2010 by the Aramean Orthodox and Catholics in Baghdeda (Qaraqosh), northern Iraq


27-2-2010: Council of Churches in Iraq appeals to the government to protect the Aramean people in Mosul, Iraq


26-2-2010: The Arameans of Mosul: A new Exodus and Ethnic cleansing is going on


18-2-2010: The Arameans of Iraq again victim of killings and bloodbaths:


24-12-2009: A Christmas “message” for the Arameans of Mosul: Four Aramean Churches attacked and one Aramean killed


26-10-2009: Exactly one month and one day after the dramatic appeal of Iraqi President to the United Nations, two car bombs were detonated in the neighborhood of the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq


1-9-2009: Arameans of Iraq: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk sounds the alarm bell


29-8-2009: Totally unfounded or has it a grain of truth in it? Greater- Israel and the ethnic cleansing of the Arameans of Mosul and surroundings in Iraq


14-7-2009: The Special UN envoy to Iraq, Mr. Ad Melkert, wants extra protection for the Aramean Christians in Iraq


13-7-2009: Seven Indigenous Aramean Churches in Baghdad (Iraq) attacked by car bombs


4-5-2009: Aramean blood continues to flow in Iraq…


15-11-2008: Iraq: The bloodshed of Aramean people and bombardment of churches continues undiminished


27-10-2008: Attempt of ethnic cleansing Mosul: The Aramean Srebrinica. Who is responsible and why?


14-10-2008: Aramean indigenous nation of Iraq: Removal of article 50, exclusion, killings, persecutions, displacements and ethnic cleansing in Mosul erea


2-9-2008: Again two Arameans killed in Iraq


Killing of Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi

4-5-2008: Again a Aramean spiritual leader is killed in Iraq. This time: The West- Aramean Syrian orthodox priest Yusuf Adel Abudi in Bagdad


11-4-2008: Through all the misery: Miracles happens in Iraq


6-4-2008: Funeral of the West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi


Killing of Mgr. Faraj Raho

1-3-2008: East- Aramean Chaldean bishop of Mosul, Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho was abducted on 29-2-2008 in Mosul.


13-3-2008: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Paulus Faraj Raho killed in Mosul


14-3-2008: Friday 14-3-2008: Funeral of Mgr. Faraj Raho in St. Addai Church in Karemlesh


16-3-2008: Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho: A Great Spiritual Leader and a Worthy Sheppard in Charge of Jesus Christ


23-2-2008: Aramean centre for art and culture has been opened in Ankawa, northern Iraq


7-1-2008: Aramean Churches and institutions in Iraq under Attack


22-8-2007: AINA: The international lie- and hate machine and the cause of killing, persecution and decline of the Arameans of Iraq


Killing of Priest Ragied Aziz Gannie

3-6-2007: East- Aramean Chaldean priest Ragied Aziz Gannie brutally murdered in Mosul along with three deacons by Muslim extremists


25-5-2007: Terror against Arameans (including "Assyrians" and Chaldeans) of Iraq. Ethnic cleansing of the Indigenous people of Iraq


Killing of Isoh Majeed Hadaya

22-11-2006: The West- Aramean Isoh Majeed Hadaya killed by terrorists in Iraq


Killing of Priest Paulus Iskandar

12-10-2006: Aramean priest Iskandar beheaded in Mosul (Iraq)

Aramean people: Aramean people (not to be confused with ‘Armenians’) speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Abraham, Moses and Jesus. They are the indigenous people of what was called in ancient times Aram- Nahrin, in our days it is called ‘Mesopotamia’.

Some Arameans today identify themselves with “Assyrians”, because of the spiritual colonial hate generating activities of the Western missionaries and diplomats in the Middle-East in 16th and 19th centuries. Other Arameans became known as “Chaldeans”. However all of them are Arameans.In Turkey, the Arameans are called: Süryani. In Arabic they are called Al- Suryan.

Patriarch Emmanuel Delly of the Chaldean Church of Babylon in Iraq affirms the Aramean origin of the Iraqi Christians

Ducth Version

Patriarch Emmanuel III Delly of the Chaldean Church


In a phone conversation with the crew of the popular Chaldean website “www.ankawa.com, the Patriarch of the Chaldean Church of Babylon, now in Rome for the annual meeting of the Catholic church, Mgr. Emmanuel III Delly, on 27th of October 2008 confirmed in no uncertain terms the Aramean origin for all the Iraqi Christians. He says, “...but I would like to state that we, the Chaldean, Assyrian and Syrian people are one people called Aramean (See translation below)




The cardinal Mar Emmanuel Delly to our website (Ankawa.com)

الكاردينال مار دلي لموقعنا:

"I am a man of religion and I am not interfering in politics and we, in the church, don't ask for anything else apart from what our people want and decide on"

أنني رجل دين ولا أتدخل في السياسة  ونحن في الكنيسة لا نطالب بشيء إلا ما يريده ويقرره شعبنا من الحقوق

In a phone call with our website (Ankawa) the cardinal mar Emanuel Delly stated the sfollowing:

في مكالمة تلفونية مع موقعنا ادلى الكاردينال مار عمانويل دلي التصريح التالي لموقعنا:

Cardinal mar Emanuel III Delly, Patriarch of the Chaldean church in Iraq and the world, thanks everyone who helped and supported our people inside and outside Iraq, in order to spread to love, brotherhood, tolerance and security must prevail in our dear country.

يقدم الكاردينال مار عمانويل الثالث دلي، بطريرك الكنيسة الكلدانية في العراق و العالم، جزيله شكره الى  كل من قدم يد المساعدة والعون الى شعبنا داخل العراق وخارجه  لكي تسود  المحبة والاخوة و التسامح والامن  بلدنا العزيز.

I would like to state that I am a man of church, who is not interferring in politics, and that everything I do is to spread love, peace, brotherhood values and forgiveness.

أود التأكيد أنني رجل دين ولا أتدخل في السياسة، وكل ما أعمله هو نشر المحبة والسلام وقيم الأخوة والتسامح،


And I am absolutely against using the church to be exploited and involved in politics. And I ask, from Rome, the place I am currently for treatment, for security and peace be restored in our dear country Iraq

وأرفض رفضا قاطعا أستغلال الكنيسة وزجها في السياسة، وأنا من مكاني حيث أرقد الان في المستشفى للعلاج بروما، اصلي كي يعود الأمن والسلام على عراقنا العزيز.

The Lord will reward those people who are working in the government , day and night, for the best of Iraq and for its wealth of all citizens, wherever they were, in Baghdad, Mosel and in all other areas.

الرب سيكافئ المسؤولين والحكومة في العراق الذين يعملون ليلا ونهارا من اجل خير العراق وسلامة مواطنيه جميعا ان كانوا في بغداد او الموصل، وكل المناطق الآخرى على حد سواء.

Concerning the request of our people we in the church don't ask for anything except our people's rights, but I would like to state that we, the Chaldean, Assyrian and Syrian people are one people known as Aramean people.

وبالنسبة الى مطالب شعبنا فنحن في الكنيسة لا نطالب بشيء إلا ما يريده ويقرره شعبنا من الحقوق، لكن أؤكد أننا الكلدان الآشوريين السريان شعب واحد  يسمى بالشعب الآرامي.

Let Iraq continue to live with all its ethnic groups, Arabs, Kurds, Arameans, Yazidie' s, Mandeans, and Shabak.

ليعش العراق بكافة قومياته عربا وكردا وأراميين وأيزيديين وصابئة وشبك

May God bless them

باركهم الله

The Patriarch mar Emanuel III Delly,


البطريرك مار عمانؤيل الثالث دلي


West- and East- Arameans


At the early beginning of Christianity, the Aramean nation geographically was divided as East- and West- Arameans. The river the Euphrates in general served as the border. Thus those living east of Euphrates, roughly speaking Iran, were called East- Arameans. And those living at the West of Euphrates were called West- Arameans.


The East- Arameans became also known as “Nestorians”. In 1552 a part of the East- Aramean “Nestorians” joined the Roman Catholic Church, after which they were called “Chaldeans” as a geographical reference to the Chaldean Empire of antiquity. Their Church become known as “The Chaldean Church of Babylon” of which currently Mgr. Emmanuel Delly is the Patriarch.

The remaining part of the East- Aramean Nestorians who did not join the Roman Catholic Church, continued to call themselves as “Suryaye” or “Syrians” until 1840 when they got in contact with the Protestants and Anglican missionaries. Under the influence of the Anglican bishop of Canterbury they first became known as “Christians of (geographical) Assyria”, and later as “Assyrian Christians”, a religious name which they now try to use as a national name. In 1976 the name of the East- Syrian Nestorians Church has been changed into “Apostolic Assyrian Catholic Church”.


We welcome the clear statement of Mgr. Emmanuel Delly regarding the origin of our nation which is perfectly in agreement with the testimonies of the brilliant historians of the Syrian Church of Antioch.


We hope that Patriarch Dinkha of the “Nestorian” East- Syrian Church and the Patriarch Addai of the Church of the East will soon follow the example Mgr. Emmanuel Delly and will also affirm the Aramean origin of all the Iraqi Christians.


Patriarch Mar Dinkha and Mar Addai



Patriarch Mar Addia II of The Ancient Church of the East


Patriarch Mar Dinkha of the East- Syrian "Nestorian" Church (after 1976 called "Assyrian" Catholic Apostolic Church)

Chicago (US)


We hope that the Catholicos- Patriarch Mar Dinkha of the East-Syrian "Nestorian" Church and Patriarch Mar Addai II of the Ancient Church of the East will soon follow the example of Mgr. Emmanuel Delly and affirm the Aramean origin of all Iraqi Christians and with that to make for ever an end to the national division of the Aramean nation which was caused by colonial intrigues in the Middle-East.


Aramean Christian denominations in Iraq

  • West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox

  • West- Aramean Syrian Catholics

  • West- Aramean Syrian Melkites

  • East- Aramean Syrian Nestorian “Chaldeans

  • East- Aramean Syrian Nestorian “Assyrians”

The East- Aramean Syrian Nestorian "Assyrians" are divided among two churches: the former East- Syrian "Nestorian" Church (after 1976 called "Assyrian" Church), whose patriarch is Mar Dinkha and resides in Chicago and The Ancient Church of the East (since 1968), whose patriarch is Mar Addia II and resides in Baghdad.


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Letters to governments and international institutions


Arabic Translations: 

 الترجمات العربية


Aramean Spiritual/ Physical Genocide


Fake News on the Aramean nation:

 Arameans in the Media



27-10-2012: Iraqi Aramean leader mourns on languishing away of Aramean presence… unseen hand… our concerns … the New World Order (NWO)… Paradigm Shift… Petrus Romanus…..


29-12-2010: Arameans of Iraq: persecutions, massacres, plundering and ethnic cleansing. Who is reaping profit from this bloodshed? Who is responsible for this? The real murderers of the Arameans of Iraq.


23-3-2010: Aramean Organizations sent a letter to the United Nations and ask for the protection of the Aramean people of Iraq


14-1-2010: Aramean organizations sent a letter to the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, His Excellency Juan Evo Morales Ayma


1-12-2009: Aramean Organizations sent a letter to the new elected president of the European Union


24-8-2009: Cardinal Emmanuel Delly of the East- Aramean Chaldean Church of Babylon in Iraq denounces the proposed fake name "Chaldean- Syrian- Assyrians"


26-11-2008: Aramean Organisations sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama: Help the persecuted Aramean people of the Middle-East, focusing on Iraq


31-10-2008: Aramean organizations’ appeal to the United Nations: Help to prevent ethnic cleansing Iraq of its Aramean indigenous nation


28-10-2008: Patriarch Emmanuel Delly of the Chaldean Church of Babylon in Iraq affirms the Aramean origin of the Iraqi Christians


10-14 August 2009: Aram-Naharaim attends the annual meeting of the UN Expert Mechanism On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Statement on the situation of the Aramean people in Syria, Turkey and Iraq


10-5-2008: Aramean Organisations ask United Nations for help to protect the Aramean clergy and Aramean Indigenous people of Iraq


25-4-2008: Aramean Organisations ask for protection of Aramean spiritual leaders in Iraq


29-8-2007: The Aramaic Democratic Organisation (ArDO), Aram-Naharaim Organisation and the three bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq sent a letter to the Iraqi government


28-8-2007: The Aramaic Democratic Organisation (ArDO), Aram-Naharaim Organisation and the three bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq sent a letter to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)


22-8-2007: Aram-Nahrin sends a letter to President George Bush, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Gordon Brown


19-4-2007: The three Archbishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch in Iraq, together with the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Foundation and the Aramaic Democratic Organization (ArDO) in action for the Aramean people in Iraq


31 July - 4 August 2006: Aram-Naharaim attends the 24th session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations


* Aramaic language in danger: Shall the language of Abraham, Moses and Jesus disappear?


* The situation of Aramean people in the complex conflict of Iraq: They are excluded from the Iraqi constitution.


* Proposal: Media Ombudsman for Indigenous Peoples.


* Report of Aram-Naharaim: A great success for the Aramean cause …. the Arameans and the UN…..


20-10-2005: Aram-Naharaim in action for the Arameans in Iraq


30-9-2005: Letter sent to the US Embassy by the three Archbishops of the Syrian orthodox Church of Antioch in Iraq and the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization


18-22 July 2005: Aram-Naharaim attends the 23rd session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations: A statement on “Spiritual Colonialism and the decline of the Indigenous Aramean people of Aram-Nahrin”


19-23 July 2004: Aram-Naharaim attends the 22nd session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations. Statement: The exclusion and discrimination of the Indigenous Aramean people of Mesopotamia (Aram-Naharaim)