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
originally from iraq.
some are stuck up.
some are decent.
just like in every heritage
there is good and bad.
hard working people.
mostly rich as fuck.
Dem Chaldeans is rick as fuck man, they own the "D" shit.
by WeezyShady August 16, 2008
The Chaldeans 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, a 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.”

chaldeans
by chaldo132 October 29, 2008
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.
by -->Beautiful_is_Queen*B<-- May 01, 2009
A chaldean a Christian from Iraq (cradle of civilization) that are some of the best people in the world. Everyone would be so lucky if they were Chaldean. The girls are hot like fire. Everyone is so jealous of them because they dont act like sluts and sleep with every Tom, Dick, and Harry like white trash. They have morals and good judgement. One word of advice: never try to screw around with a chaldean cuz you know there will be another chaldean around to screw you over.
John: Hey baby, what's your nationality?

Chaldean girl: I am chaldean

John: What is chaldean?

Chaldean Girl: Someone that will not be seen with you
by diane j February 01, 2008
Roman Catholics that originated in Ancient-Mesopotamia. Do not refer to them as "Arabs" because they are not. Chaldeans speak Aramaic, also the language that Jesus Christ spoke. They were the original civilization in the middle-east. They now settle in Northern Iraq, Michigan, California, Ontario Canada, And Arizona. They immigrated to the United States because their home land was being dictated by Saddam Hussain. The United States was the easiest place to make a living. They are Successful business People who often own liquor stores, grocery stores, gas stations, dollar stores, restaurants, meat markets, and half of Detroit. Coming to the United States around 20-30 years ago, not knowing how to speak english they worked hard and made a living. The most important thing to chaldeans is respect, if you disrespect them in any way they will mess you up. Chaldeans are often referred to as Sand-Niggers, boaters, and Chaldos. You would be proud to be Chaldean, if your not your jealous. Chaldeans often call other Chaldeans bro, cuz, cuzzin, akhoni, mann, if it's a younger chaldean talking to an older guy chaldean amo, if it's a younger chaldean talking to an older lady chaldean aunti. I can almost garauntee you that all chaldeans are related in a way. The closest race to Chaldeans are Assyrians but almost completely different.
How come Chaldeans have everyone's respect?

Because, they are kind-hearted, hard-working people with manners, respect, and loyalty.
by tino is boss like that June 25, 2009
We're only the best, and people have a hard time accepting it.

"They are spoiled little shits who are dumber than rocks."

Yea? That's why we can afford everything you said below? Contradiction? Hold on a sec, dipshit, I bet got your ass wooped and girlfriend stolen by a Chaldean and decided to go home on the internet and post stupid shit about us cause YOU'RE LIEK TEH TUFFest GUY on the INterNET CYBeR BULLY!!!@@@!

"They think they're black, when they aren't. Black people hate them for trying to be hardasses, and get their ass kicked for it."

Naaaa, go listen to that song Chaldeans and Niggas. I'll admit, though, that there are a few who do that but it's like that in every race. White people...Wiggers. Chinese people...Chiggers. Chaldeans...Sand Niggers? Hindus... Hindiggers or cowbelievingiggers.

"Pussies who can't fight because they need to call all their stupid cousins, who inbreed by the way, and don't fight clean because they know they'll get their ass rocked when 1 on 1."

Na it's not cause we can't fight, it's cause we Chaldeans are always there for each other like brothers.. not like you pussy ass preppy bitches that run at the first sight of trouble.

"I have to constantly remind them to shut up because they aren't tough. Good ol white boys kick the shit out of them periodically to keep them in their place. Camels suck."

LOL?!???? I swear on your life you've never said or done that to a Chaldo.
I took a shit on Spartan's face. Why? Cause I can. How's this possible? Cause I'm Chaldean.
by theripcity32 July 27, 2006

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