Aramean Democratic Organization

Aramean Democratic Organization (Syriac: ܛܘܟܣܐ ܐܪܡܝܐ ܕܝܡܘܩܪܛܝܐ, romanizedṬukoso Oromoyo Dimoqraṭoyo; Turoyo: M’takasto Suryayto Dimokratayto; Arabic: التنظيم الآرامي الديمقراطي) also known as ArDO, was founded in 1988[1] and is an Aramean political party in Lebanon.[2][3][4][5] The Aramean Democratic Organization's goal is to reestablish Aramean independence and reconstituting the Aramean-Syriac Nation by reclaiming the heartland of the ancient ancestral homeland most of which lies within today's Syria and Lebanon.[6]

Aramean Democratic Organization Party
LeaderGabi Gallo (1988-2016)
Roni Doumit Harb (2016-2017)
National conservatism
Christian democracy
Religious nationalism
Political positionRight-wing
ColoursRed, Blue and White
Initial area of Aramaic language in the 1st century, and its gradual decline, the claimed area of "restoration" / irridentism according to the Aramean Democratic Organization

Political AimsEdit

To establish an independent democratic Aramean state[7][8] on the land of Aram with Lebanon as a point of departure.[9]


  • To build an opinion, on national as well as on international level, for the Aramean cause.[citation needed]
  • Modern Syria to become a secular state "Where all groups should have equal rights regardless of who is the majority or the minority."[10][11]
  • To work for recapture the stolen geographical, historical and cultural rights of the Aramean people Through Recognition of ‘Aramean’ Nationality[12]
  • Through political and mass media efforts, work for the foundation of an Aramean land in the historical homeland.[citation needed]
  • To raise awareness regarding preservation of the Aramean linguistic, literary and cultural heritage from the systematic and governamental organized Arabization, Turkification, Kurdification, Iranization and Islamisation.[13][14]
  • To counteract the assimilation in the diaspora as well as in the homeland, and constantly work for the union of the Aramean people with the national cause, namely the future land of the Aramean, with the starting point from Lebanon.[citation needed]
  • Gathering and return of the Aramean diaspora to the eventual independent state of "Aramea" established in the heartland of the Aramean Nation's historical homeland within present day central Syria.
  • Reconstituting into Aramean nation, the various diasporic Aramean communities as well as dispersed Aramaic-speaking communities, who have been divided, renamed, misnamed and dispersed throughout the region by the ongoing processes of Arabization, Turkification, Kurdification, Iranization and Islamization. Most of these communities have suffered under constant Arab, Turkish, Kurdish and Persian occupation for centuries and many consider the cultural genocidal campaign of the occupation to be responsible for the varying names, which these communities are known by today.[15][16]


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ A R A M E I S K K R O N O L O G I Archived 2010-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Lebanon Political Parties". Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  3. ^ Arab Decision Archived February 10, 2006, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "International - Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation". Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Arab Decision". Retrieved 9 April 2017.
  6. ^ LLC, Helix Consulting. "Armenia adopts Declaration of Independence 28 years ago today". Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  7. ^ "His Holiness Aram I congratulates Armenia's President on Independence Day". Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  8. ^ "His Holiness Aram I Declares 2018 The Year of Independence | Toronto Hye". 2018-01-15. Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  9. ^ "English". Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  10. ^ "Aramean organizations" (PDF).
  11. ^ "Aram-Naharaim Organization and the Aramean Democratic Organization sent a letter to Iraqi Government and ask for recognition of Aramean people".
  12. ^ Marcus, Lori Lowenthal. "Israel Officially Recognizes Nationality of 'Aramean'". Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  13. ^ Who's who in Lebanon. Les Editions Publitec. 2005.
  14. ^ "The Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organisation:What do we want?". Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  15. ^ "The Arameans of Aram-Nahrin". Retrieved 2022-05-07.
  16. ^ "Assyrian Ethnic Identity in a Globalizing World" (PDF).
  17. ^ "International - Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organisation". Retrieved 2022-05-07.

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