Such difficulties with early immigration records are further exacerbated because of religious affiliation, both Muslim as well as myriad Christian denominations, which cut across national and ethnic lines in the region.
Early Lebanese settlers in America came mostly from Beirut, Mount Hermon, and surrounding regions of present-day Lebanon, a nation located at the extreme eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.
Dating an Arab woman is not the same thing as dating a woman whose family embraces the Islam faith.
If the woman is both Arabic and Muslim you have your work cut out for you if you are not a believer.
The port of Beirut is the busiest and most important in the country. As of 1994, the population of Lebanon was estimated to be 3,620,345.
Ninety-five percent of the population is Arab, 4 percent is Armenian, and other ethnic backgrounds comprise the remaining 1 percent.
The capital, Beirut, was chosen for its ideal location on the Mediterranean and acts as the heart of Lebanon's banking industry, tourism, and trade.
Read on for ways to manage your relationship with someone whose ancestry is of Arabic origins.
There are some myths out there that people assume to be gospel about dating.
Myth #1: "God has one woman picked out for you to marry.
You are destined to be with her, and God will guide you to her." Good luck finding this one in the Bible.