The Armenian Diaspora


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  • The Legacy of Near East Relief

Some refugee settlements developed into permanent communities, while other Armenian refugees immigrated to other countries. This gave rise to a thriving Armenian diaspora. Thousands of Armenians settled Syria, particularly in the urban areas of Beirut and Aleppo.  Many Armenians remained in Greece, where they assimilated with the local community while maintaining their Armenian Apostolic faith.

Tens of thousands of Armenian refugees emigrated from areas of French-controlled Syria to France, settling mainly in Paris and Marseilles. The French-Armenian population is the largest in Europe.