- Mar 2017
Yes there are several Middle Eastern Christian groups who identify as Assyrians and rightly so. I'm one of them. As some of you may know, the neo-Assyrian empire adopted the Aramaic alphabet and language and used it and spread it throughout their empire. That's why there are a few million of us Assyrians, around the world, who still speak one dialect or another of Aramaic (also known as Syriac or neo-Syriac). Some of us prefer to identify as Chaldeans or Syriacs, but we are the same people, same culture and language. We have a unique culture, rituals, music, etc. You should try to attend Assyrian (Chaldean or Syriac) church or events, you would be welcomed and you would enjoy it.