While some speak a very old Iraqi Semitic language called Aramaic which comes from the same roots as Arabic language and Hebrew Language.The guy you are dating is a half Italian and half Iraqi Chaldean.Most of Iraq remained Christian, until the advent of Islam in the mid 7th century A. But even in those early years, not everyone converted to Islam.There were sizable numbers of Christians and pagans, as well as Jews.One of the contributing factors to the presence of several religions may very well have been the Koran itself.
While some were lured by Henry Ford’s famous -a-day working wage, in true Chaldean fashion entrepreneurial endeavors quickly took hold – particularly mom and pop food markets.
(As a Western parallel, the reader may refer to the example of Martin Luther versus Catholicism.) The Eastern sector was divided as a result of this split over church principles.
Some continued to follow the Nestorian thought, while others elected, in 1552 (more than eleven centuries later), to abide by the teachings of Rome.
Chaldean Town, a dying neighborhood on Seven Mile Road between Woodward and John R, was once a thriving immigrant neighborhood.
Now there are only two businesses left that cater to Chaldeans.