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  • Council for Assyrian Parliament (CAP) Editors' Pick - a provisional committee dedicated to facilitating the path by which the Assyrian people will elect a representative-based democratic body that is secular and self-determining to foster harmony, a singular vision, and a path towards specific goals for the Assyrian nation and its people through representation, legislation, and governance.  Mission: Open Document | PDF | Word
    CAP | PO Box 711732 | Santee, California 92072 USA | T: 202-854-1256

    Posted: May-29-2016 | Visited: 29 | URL: http://assyrianparliament.org

  • Nationalism Editors' Pick - a video message on Assyrian nationalism by Mr. Ewan Gewargis.
    Posted: Feb-21-2002 | Visited: 430 | URL: http://www.atour.com/people/20130707a.html

  • Assyria Popular! - the region from the Hakkari mountains to the Mosul district in northern Iraq is the Assyrian nation's ancestral homeland, with Nineveh as its historic capital.
    Posted: Nov-14-2000 | Visited: 1222 | URL: http://www.unpo.org/content/view/7859/93/

  • Frederick P. Isaac Editors' Pick - articles and book information on Assyrian issues including contemporary history, experiences under Islamic rule, leadership and Assyrian aspirations to nationhood.
    Posted: May-30-2008 | Visited: 213 | URL: http://members.oktiv.net/fpi

  • Liberating Iraq: The Untold Story of the Assyrian Christians Editors' Pick - the story of the Iraqi war written by one of the only people in Iraq without a minder and based on the author's own personal insights as an Assyrian Christian over a period of several years, which were drawn from meetings with the Iraqi Prime Minister, President, Foreign Minister, top US and international officials, and the Iraqi people themselves.
    Posted: Jun-28-2014 | Visited: 32 | URL: http://www.liberatingiraq.com

  • Restore Nineveh Now - an organization founded by the American Mesopotamian Organization with a threefold mission to support a security force, the Nineveh Plain Protection Units (NPU) in Northern Iraq, advance the reconstruction process of the Nineveh Plain in the post-ISIS era, and provide support to Assyrian families.
    Posted: Jul-7-2015 | Visited: 28 | URL: http://www.restoreninevehnow.org


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To know your past, is to know yourself.

The Continuity of Assyrian Identity in Post-Empire Times

In this context it is important to draw attention to the fact that the Aramaic-speaking peoples of the Near East have since ancient times identified themselves as Assyrians and still continue to do so. The self-designations of modern Syriacs and Assyrians, Suryoyo and Suraya, are both derived from the ancient Assyrian word for "Assyrian", Assurayu, as can be easily established from a closer look at the relevant words.

Dr. Simo Parpola
Director, Department of Assyriology
Helsinki University, Finland.

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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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