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Assyrians win campaign

Feb-06-2014 at 11:52 PM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Unite: Fairfield councillors Zaya Toma and Charbel Saliba with Smithfield state Liberal MP Andrew Rohan and representatives of the Assyrian Democratic Movement.

Assyrians win campaign
by Bianca Martins. Fairfield City Champion, February 04, 2014.

Iraqi Council of Ministers' agreed to establish a province in the Nineveh Plain — the ancestral homeland of the Assyrian people.

The Assyrian community has plenty to celebrate after the Iraqi Council of Ministers' agreed to establish a province in the Nineveh Plain — the ancestral homeland of the Assyrian people.

The Parliament of Iraq also agreed to make Syriac, the language spoken by Assyrians, an official language in the country.

Fairfield councillor Zaya Toma said Iraqi Environment Minister Sargon Slewa, who is a member of the Iraqi parliament and the Assyrian Democratic Organization that represents Christians in Iraq, lobbied for the establishment of the province. On January 21, their campaign became a reality

"What the Assyrian Democratic Movement has achieved here is nothing short of miraculous for the Assyrian people in their ancestral homeland," he said.

"I welcome the decision to make Syriac an official language in Iraq and the decision by the Iraqi Council of Ministers to make the Nineveh Plains a province."

Councillor Charbel Saliba agreed and congratulated members of the Assyrian community in Fairfield.

"Assyrians have been dreaming and deciding their own destiny since I can remember," he said. "I congratulate Zowaa, the Assyrian Democratic Movement for making this dream a reality."

Smithfield state Liberal MP Andrew Rohan told representatives of the Assyrian Democratic Movement that when Parliament returned later this month, he would move a notice of motion to acknowledge the parliament of Iraq for amending the Official Languages Act to make Syriac an official language and to make the Nineveh Plain a province.


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Assyria \ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)   1:  an ancient empire of Ashur   2:  a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)   3:  a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender   4:  a democratic state that believes in the freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the principles of the United Nations Charter — Atour synonym

Ethnicity, Religion, Language
» Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
» Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
» Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
Assyrian \ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)   1:  descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur   2:  the Assyrians, although representing but one single nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.  These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the Christian Era.  No one can coherently understand the Assyrians as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control, religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a criterion of nationality.   3:  the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya, Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean, Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu, Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye, Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   1:  a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.   2:  has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.

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