A lot of Assyrians are too proud of their roots, so they love proving that Chaldeans are really Assyrians.

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 forge through the trenches and call him an Assyrian, something he knows nothing about?

Chaldeans can unite with Assyrians not through name change; it is completely unnecessary and irrelevant. When you say "Save Christians of Iraq" that encompasses all Christians, not just Chaldeans, Assyrians, and Syriacs. "Assyrian" is NOT a great unifier. Whoever decided to start this whole Assyrian campaign is an idiot. It is offensive, unintelligent, and based on hubris. It is the sole reason that there is a division today. I'm happy that Chaldeans aren't laying down and taking everything they are being spoon fed for face value. I am one of those THOUSANDS upon THOUSANDS of Chaldeans.

Chaldeans seperating from Assyrians is older from the Americans seperating from the English. Does that make Americans truly English? NO.

- H.S.

Brando (syriac): Okay, let's call ourselves syrian and get the land

Sargon (assyrian): NEVER!

Yousif (chaldean): Yeah, you tell 'em, Brando!
by swedennnnnnnnn September 04, 2008
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A Chaldean is someone who is christian/catholic. Chaldeans are all about family. If you don't respect a Chaldean family, your chance is over being friends with one. Chaldeans often watch soap operas that always has someone new dying each episode. Chaldeans are also middle eastern, not ARAB. Most Chaldeans hate being called arab because people always assume that we are muslim and we don't believe in God, even though we do! Chaldeans also have an awesome sense of humour. Most Chaldeans want to go in a diet, but they always procrastinate saying that they'll start their diet tomorrow even though it doesn't work out. Apparently, every day is cheat day! Chaldeans are also very hard workers and most people don't understand the problems in life they have. Chaldean parents are more strict than typical families. Chaldeans also love getting a good bargain lol, who doesn't though. Usually, when you enter a Chaldean house, the family will offer you trays and trays of food that is totally unnecessary. Not only that, but they usually have more than one freezer, to keep all there meats and dolma,bumbar,patcha,koubeb and an assorted mix of seeds and DEEZ NUTS. Also, many Chaldeans get nicknames when they are very young. Fact: FazeRug (the youtuber) is Chaldean
Typical Chaldean Conversation;

Samira: Mom can you microwave me some riza and maraka!
Mom: Yes Habibty anything for you!
Samira: Can I also go to my friends house?
Mom: Guy Or Girl?
Samira: Guy..
Mom: HELL NO! NO WAY IN HELL *eyebrow raises*
Samira: Am I still getting some riza?
Mom: You have to apologize first Goja!
* Goja is Samiras Nickname*
Samira: For what doing nothing!
Mom: Okay no food for you!
Samira: okay, I'll just starve! *fake cries*
*1 minute later*
Mom: The food is ready, I made it for you!
Samira: YAAAAY *starts twerking*
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by JijiVampire January 02, 2017
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A group of Catholic Assyrians who speak a language consisting of Arabic and Assyrian mixed together. They claim to be racially distinct from Assyrians which is false and is diminishing our already low population worldwide. All they really are is a bunch of rekhyaneh Assyrians who are Catholic instead of Christian.
Hey man, are you Assyrian?

No I'm Chaldean.

Dee basa kheena! It's same thing bro. You guys are Assyrians whether you like it or not!
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