Me: Dude i dont even know you, but your still probably my cousin so SUP!
Let me say, if you are Chaldean, more than likely, you are historically Catholic. The name came from the Catholic church back in the 15th century to break ties Chaldeans (babylonians at the time) from their previous ties identities to other groups. Chaldeans maintain full communion with the Pope in Rome today.
But the Assyrian population is not constrained by the Catholic religion. There are many different religious affiliations with the Assyrian identity, such as the Assyrian Church of the East, Assyrian Evangelical Church, and Assyrian Pentecostal Church, to name a few.
Assyrian Catholics and Chaldean Catholics are ancient people, and chaldeans, syriacs, and assyrians came from one people and then split off into 3 groups, but both groups have evolved, so for anyone to say we are the same people are extremely ignorant.
But let's say we are all Assyrian. Taking this information from the Assyrian International News Agency (AINA), 45% of Assyrians are Chaldeans (i.e. THE MAJORITY). The Assyrian identity proponents want a majority to change their name?
Finally, as a little anecdote, as my uncle/boss was reading the article (he is around 38 years old), he asked me "what is an Assyrian?" If that doesn't clearly illustrate to you why we shoud not change our name, then I don't know what will. If a man does not even know what an Assyrian is, how can we for...
Beginning with the monarch, Tukulti-Ninurta (1235-1198 BC), Assyria began its first conquests, in this case the conquest of Babylon. The Assyrian dream of empire began with the monarch, Tiglat-Pileser (1116-1090), who extended Assyrian dominance to Syria and Armenia. But the greatest period of conquest occurred between 883 and 824, under the monarchies of Ashurnazirpal II (883-859 BC) and Shalmeneser III (858-824 BC), who conquered all of Syria and Palestine, all of Armenia, and, the prize of prizes, ...
-Originally from Iraq
-About 400,000 living in Chicago itself & the suburbs of Chicago (Skokie, Roselle, Des plaines, ext)
-Hard working people
-Mostly rich as fuck
-The women are VERY beautiful
-The men are SO gorgeous
-They don't give a shit about anything expect the important things in life: Family (friends are already considered family) and Prosperity
-They own Chicago
-They all have to take care of themselves (nice hair, brand-name clothing, and nice body)
-Thee prettiest people ever known to man
-If you mess with an Assyrian, they'll call up their cousins&/friends to come beat your ass up (so don't talk shit about ANY of them)
-Their food is FANTASTIC
-They can be very kind and funny, or very ignorant, stubborn, strict (as any group can be)
-They love being Assyrian
The Assyrians look quite similar to Southern Europeans (Greeks, Italians, Maltese, etc) and also Persian people. So they are Mediterranean.
Most Assyrians are fair-skinned. Though, there are lots that are olive and dark-skinned. Mediterranean
Darker ones are found in the south of Iraq.
Oh my, he IS sexy!
I know, they look a lot like Albanians!