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we have to ask the writer: How about the influence of the syriac and the Christian culture?

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Submitted by F. Y. Kazanchi (Germany), Feb 28, 2012 at 08:30

The Arab-Moslims came to civilized countries such as Iraq and Syria. The Eastern-Syriac societies at these two countries had created a certain developed life and culture. In addition there were two significant universities at Nisibis and Gundishapur. The Arabic language was stemmed from the Syriac Aramiac-Syriac Language. Nearly half of the Peoples of Iraq and Syria were Christians and were speaking Syriac. Thousands of educated men know Greek,Persian and Arabic, etc. These elements had great influence on the development of the nomadic Arabs who swept and settled in Iraq.

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