Are modern Syrians the descendants of the Arameans ?

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So, we all know that ancient Syria and part of Iraq , Palestine , Jordan and part of Lebanon was part of the ancient Aramean nation.
However, the Arameans came from the the Syrian desert originally and began to spread in western Syria (1200BC), Eastern Lebanon , some part of Iraq ...
They built several kingdoms like ancient Damascus (named before Damashq, Hama ...).
They have later spread all over Syria , Iraq , south eastern Turkey , Palestine , Western Jordan and Lebanon (ancient Phoenician land).
My question is : are modern Syrians the descendants of these Aramaic tribes ?
We all know that Syria was a crossroad for international exchanges , several people reached this area.
And we can't forget the arrival of some Arabic tribes in parts of this area and their mixture with the native people (Levant one).
The Arabic tribes , like ghassanid one were not the majority. They lived in Houran , eastern Jordan and Syrian desert and have been mixed with the local population.
The ultra-majority at this time was inhabitant by the Arameans.
I leave you the option to answer.
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Afram

Enschede, Netherlands

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Dec 17, 2013
 
I'm an Aramean from Midyat and I live in Amsterdam now.
At home we spreak Aramaic. My religion is Syrian Orthodox.
Here you can find more info about our people:
http://www.wca-ngo.org/heritage/250-the-arame...

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