Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Arab Dancing in Colombia

The video title means: Arab Charm – Published on YouTube, November 28, 2017


The school is called La Danza de Isis: The Dance of Isis – Academy of Oriental Dance.
Their website is: http://www.ladanzadeisis.com.

Again, we see that this is quite popular.

Yes, there are dance schools in the USA, but how many sell themselves specifically as Arab/Oriental Dance schools.

This is very mainstream in Latin America.

Screenshots of Wikipedia.

Wikipedia estimates about 800,000 – 3.2 Million Lebanese Colombians, out of approx. 50 Million people in Colombia. But the numbers are all over the place.

Elsewhere, in Wikipedia, the Arab diaspora in Columbia is listed at 1.5 Million.

Notice the contradiction. Lebanese Colombians could be as high as 3.2 Million, but another chart lists 1.5 Million Arab-Colombians.

How can one possibly have more Lebanese than Arabs, when the Lebanese are a subset of Arabs?

This is what makes checking the demographics of Arabs in the Western Hemisphere to so hard. As is so often stated, the problem is that many Lebanese refuse to call themselves Arabs.

The number of Arabs in South America is much higher than official figures cite.