Syria is the name that was given to the region by the Greeks and Romans and probably derives from the Babylonian suri.
Arabs traditionally referred to Syria and a large, vaguely defined surrounding area as Sham, which translates as "the northern region," "the north," "Syria," or "Damascus." Arabs continued to refer to the area as Sham up until the twentieth century.
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The flag consists of three horizontal stripes: red on top, white in the middle, and black on the bottom.
In the white section are two green stars, symbolizing Islam.
That name still is used to refer to the entire area of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and the West Bank and has become a symbol of Arab unity. Syria borders Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Israel and Jordan to the south, and Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west.
This means you can send and receive messages, Chat, Instant Message, Blog, and Post in our wild but friendly international and Syria dating Forums without any costs ever. Also represented are Turks; Armenians, most of whom fled Turkey between 19; and small numbers of Circassians, Assyrians, and Jews. They were originally nomadic, but many have been forced to settle in towns and villages. Arabic is the official language, and 90 percent of the population speaks it.The Syrian dialect is very similar to Jordanian and Egyptian and varies little from Modern Standard Arabic, the standardized form used in communications throughout the Arab world. Kurdish is spoken mostly in the northeast, but even there it is rarely heard, as speaking it is viewed as a gesture of dissent.Syria had experienced a brief period of independence from 1918–1920, and was dissatisfied with French rule, which ignored the will of the people and did little for the country as a whole.There was a brief insurrection in 19, which the French put down by bombing Damascus.