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Saturday, July 13th, 2013

Party at the Arab College – Viña Del Mar, Chile

The word: “College” in Spanish can be roughly equivalent to an American High School which prepares kids for the University. A Prep School. For post-high school, the Spanish use: “Universidad” (University).

These kids are well-to-do; and Christian. 99% of Chile’a Arabs are Christian.

Over half would be of Palestinian extraction – descendants of Palestinians who started immigrating to Chile around 1890, over 120 years ago. Most are second-, third-, and fourth-generation Chileans and are NOT native speakers of Arabic, but rather Spanish. Most are only part-Arabic. However, the Arabs in Chile are a very well off ethnic group and wield political power above their numbers in the population.

It is certain that they learned some Arabic in their Prep School.

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

DOTD – 025 – Second Year, Arab Dance Class in Chile

This is the The Sahara School of Dance in Chile

This is their facebook page: (Click Here)

Friday, April 26th, 2013

Arab Trio – Arab-Chilean Institute

An older video, but I thought you would like it.

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