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A 1500 years old ethno-religious community present between lebanon and syria who are named after syriac monk maron who died in 400AD .
Their patriarch (patriarch of antioch and all the east )is the second most important figure wihin the roman catholic church.
They constitute 23% of Lebanon's total population ~around 1 million out of 4.2 millions lebanese citizens and detain the highest political authority in the country .
FRED: Who's that guy in your picture ?
BOB: THAT'S my friend Elie He's from the middle east
Fred: but why does he wear a cross if he's arab.
Bob: He's a Lebanese maronite christian
Fred: jewish name and muslim family name but he's a christian !
by Abdelmentekmntizo March 06, 2018
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