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to make it simple: Christians that originated in ancient-Mesopotamia and now settle in northern Iraq... Detroit, MI, San Diego, CA, Windsor, ON, and various parts of Europe and Asia.

the truth:

Chaldeans don't give a fuck about anything except the important things in life: Family (friends are already considered family) and Prosperity. Also to get married so they don't have to hear "whenna zowage whenna zowage" everyday we wake up. The only way you will ever be able to get into a Chaldeans house is when you are respected and only that- respect is more important than anything and it goes both ways.

Upon taking your shoes off after you close the door behind you, you are greeted by parents who want to know your last name and what village you're from and if you know 30-40 other Chaldeans they might think you're related to. At the end of these type of conversations you find out you're basically my 4th cousin and you are welcome to help yourself to the fridge anytime you are in the hood. By this point you will notice ashtrays are actually being used for Pistachio shells and there are several plates of almonds/cashews/sunflowerseeds all put at strategic places - by televisions or phones or where baba sits. That and there are two freezers and we're not alowwed to let you know where the other one is because it contains 3000$ worth of meats.

It doesn't matter how old you are, if you're Chaldean and you're 16 or 24 your mom will still give you a call if its past midnight and let you know shes not going to sleep until you walk in. 99% of the time you'll walk into the house past 3am and find out she's still awake watching al-ashur/al-jeerza (DISH) because its the morning back home and the best drama shows come on at this time.

The only reason Chaldeans came to the U.S. was because Saddam took over Iraq and completely fucked everything up there. The U.S. was the easiest place to make money, and that's why we control every corner in Detroit and it only took us 20 years(without learning how to properly speak english, bitches.) That's life, you work hard and take chances then you will be rewarded.

There are only about 1-2 million Chaldeans (more if you would like to include Assyrians) total. In Michigan, most live in Sterling Heights, Detroit, and everything between (Warren, Madison Heights, Hazel Park, Royal Oak, Southfield, etc.) People on the east hate people on the west but we only hate eachother after hating bait en john's and quadas.
typical conversation between Chaldeans:

Khalid: "Brashid Babukh those are some hadeed Force's cuz meriam athera on my grandmothers life."

Tarboosh: "Habibi they were tax free from this abbid that sold them to me for 10$ at the liquor store."

Khalid: "Say I swear to God."

Tarboosh: "Meriam."
by KayDoe November 07, 2006
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Chaldeans are good, hard working people. I am not Chaldean, yet I can say from my own experiences that these people are truly good-natured and caring, and that they deserve more respect. From even before Christ until today, Chaldeans have been an important part of the history of our world as we know it. Assyrian, through my research i have found that Assyrians and Chaldeans are so close in ancenstry that they are sometimes called Chaldo-Assyrian. Aren't you, in effect, disparaging your own ethnicity and background by posting the definition above? Chaldeans deserve to be recognized for what they are: a kind hearted, hard working Christian people.
Chaldeans' status in American society today is a great example of their tremendous character as a people.
by A.J. Stevenson January 27, 2004
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We are not Arabs Stop Calling Us arabs. Chaldeans Speak Aramaic that is there original language we are the orginal inhabitiants of Iraq orginally called mesopotamia. We are a minority among Arabs. We are Roman Catholics. Arabs killed most of our people and forced many to convert we are not arabs!!! Some chaldeans may speak arabic only because they were raised around arabs and there culture. Just like when the white people came and took this land from the native americans. the same thing happened in the middle east we are the original inhabitiants of that land. There is good and bad in all people there good arabs and bad arabs good jews and bad jews good christians and bad christians. Stop being prejiduice and stop judging an entire race on a few people's actions everyone is different when you judge everyone on the actions of a few you are prejudice. Stop hating each other just live life in peace.
chaldean, chaldeans, iraq, michigan, roman catholic, catholic
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The Chaldean People are basically the roman catholic population from/in Iraq. We have a deep importance in history, EX. 1 We were one the first civilizations in mesopatamia (ancient Iraq) and also the Chaldean language derives from Aramaic (the language that Jesus spoke). Most of Chaldeans now live in Iraq, as well as Detroit, Arizona, and also California. Very warm hearted, kind, and hard working ppl. The caucasion ppl in the EMINEM video, welcom to Detroit are all CHALDEAN.
Royce Da 59 - Detroit, A city full of Tommy Hearst thumpers,Grant Hill hoopers, Barry Sanders runners, stunners,and chaldeans we connects like whoa!

by DetroitTom May 05, 2006
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Did you know that Chaldeans speak the oldest language (and the language of Jesus Christ) - Aramaic? Very intersting language. And very intersting people. They originate from Babylon (Iraq is in Babylon), they come from Iraq (they are not Arabs***). They are Catholic. Many live in Michigan. 113,000 Chaldeans in Metro Detroit. They live in the suburbs mostly, because, yes, they have money. How did they get money? Hard work*. They are a very dedicated, driven, hardworking group of people.

They are very family oriented. Being a good Chaldean family is important. (Most) Chaldeans marry Chaldeans and make Chaldean babies**. This is a very good ideal they have. Not that 'mixing' is wrong, but rarely can a person say, I am 100% _____!!! Chaldeans (most of them) can say I am 100% Chaldean!!! (((--From someone with personal experience, save yourself trouble, if you're not Chaldean, don't get involved with one unless you know that his/her family is Americanized, otherwise it will most likely end no good for you.--)))

They can be very kind and funny, or very ignorant, stubborn, strict (as any group can be). Their women have a job, and the men have a job (I think you can guess what those jobs are). Their food is fantastic! The men are SO GORGEOUS! The women are very beautiful!

God Bless!

Chaldeans - - - Are Awesome!

!!!!Go Chaldos!!!!
* A quote from a Chaldean man I worked for at his liquor store, "the key to success is not only working hard, but working smart."

**A quote from my Chaldean friend regarding dating/marrying, "if you're not Chaldean, you don't have a chance with a Chaldean."

***Don't call Chaldeans 'Arabs'. That's just disrespectful. And since I've told you that they are NOT Arabs, it would be very ignorant of you.
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Assyrian by race and Chaldean by faith. Chaldeans (as they are often referred to) are Assyrians who belong to the Chaldean Catholic Church. Many Assyrian catholics (chaldeans) do not consider themselves Assyrian because of their close association with the Catholic church and not the Assyrian church of the East or any other Assyrian church. However, you will still find many Assyrian catholics (chaldeans) who know that they are Assyrian and will admit it. For some reason, many Assyrian catholics (chaldeans) claim to be Arabic (why the hell they would do that, i dont know), when in actuality they are Assyrians who speak a dialect that seems to have been mixed with both Aramaic (Assyrian) and Arabic. The Assyrian Democratic Movement (ZOWAA) has gone one step further in including the Assyrian catholics (chaldeans) name into the name of the Assyrians....Chaldo-Ashur. This is a highly debated issue among the Assyrian nation, as to why the Chaldean name (a religous name and not the name of an actual race) is intertwined with the national name of Assyrians (Ashurayeh). Oddly enough, the attempt by ZOWAA to unite the Assyrian nation has actually widened the gap between Assyrian non-catholics and Assyrian catholics (chaldeans); many chaldeans do not want to be considered as Assyrians and many Assyrians in turn do not want the Assyrian catholics (chaldeans) to be part of the nation if they so strongly despise their own blood........Wake up Assyrian catholics (chaldeans) of the world...United we can have our own country!!!
The Assyrians are descendants of the people of ancient Mesopotamia, succeeding the Sumero-Akkadian and the Babylonians as one continuous civilization. They are among the first nations who accepted Christianity. Most belong to one of these four churches; the Chaldean Uniate, the Syrian Orthodox Church, the Syrian Catholic Church, and the Assyrian Church of the East. ** It is important to note that all of the above churches and their members are part of the Assyrian nation.
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The Chaldean are adherents of the Chaldean Catholic Church and are a subset of the Assyrian people.

Today in the middle east, the group identifies itself as Sūrāyā in singular and Sūrāyē in plural, which is considered to be a synonym of Aššūrāye (Assyrians.) However, the group mistakenly translates the word Suraye as Christians.

They have been settling primarily in Iraq, with smaller communities in Turkey and Iran, for the most part speaking the Chaldean Neo-Aramaic language. A formerly Nestorian denomination, they were reunited with the Roman Catholic Church in 1553. Chaldean Catholic Church was established, its first patriarch was proclaimed patriarch of "Mosul and Athur" (Nineveh and Assyria) on Feb. 20, 1553 by Pope Julius III.

Chaldean Catholics have no direct or absolute lineage with the Neo-Babylonian Empire "Chaldeans", but were designated with the name Chaldean in the 16th century when they reunited with the Catholic Church to distinguish from the adherents of the Assyrian Church of the East.

Mar Raphael I Bidawid (former patriarch of the Chaldean Catholic Church): “I personally think that these different names serve to add confusion. The original name of our Church was the ‘Church of the East’ ... When a portion of the Church of the East became Catholic, the name given was ‘Chaldean’ based on the Magi kings who came from the land of the Chaldean, to Bethlehem. The name ‘Chaldean’ does not represent an ethnicity... We have to separate what is ethnicity and what is religion... I myself, my sect is Chaldean, but ethnically, I am Assyrian."

Mar Raphael I Bidawid: “Before I became a priest I was an Assyrian, before I became a bishop I was an Assyrian, I am an Assyrian today, tomorrow, forever, and I am proud of it."
by chaldo132 October 29, 2008
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