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The King-Crane Commission Report, August 28, 1919

I. THE REPORT UPON SYRIA

CLASSIFIED LIST OF DELEGATIONS RECEIVED

The tables showing the classes and number of delegations met by the Commission, should make clear how varied the population is, and also that no vital interest or element of the population has been omitted in the inquiry. At the same time it should be carefully borne in mind that the number of delegations is no proper index of the proportions of the population. The Christian population is divided into so many small groups that it is represented in the tables by a larger number of delegations than the Moslem majority.

O. E. T. A
South East West Total
I-Political Groups:
1. Mayors and Municipal Councils 12 9 13 34
2. Administrative Councils 2 7 6 15
3. Councils of Village Chiefs 22 20 23 65
4. Arab Sheikhs 6 22 2 30
5. Arab Societies 2 1 2 5
6. Moslem Christian Committees 3 1 0 4
Total Political Groups 47 60 46 153
II-Economic and Social Groups:
1. Professions and Trades 1 6 10 17
2. Farmers, etc. 1 4 1 6
3. Young Men's Clubs 1 5 1 7
4. Chambers of Commerce I O 0 1
5. Miscellaneous Groups 1 1 8 10
Total Economic and Social Groups 5 16 20 41
III-Religious Groups:
A -Christians-
1. General Christian Groups (Composite) 7 3 3 13
2. General Catholic Groups 0 0 5 5
*3. Christian Ladies 0 3 2 5
4. Protestants 9 5 7 22
5. Latins 9 2 4 15
6. Greek Orthodox 7 6 12 25
7. Greek Catholic 8 5 6 19
8. Maronites 7 2 7 16
9. Armenians (general groups) 1 0 3 4
10. Armenian Catholics 0 1 0 1
11. Armenian Orthodox 0 2 0 2
12. Syrian Catholics 1 2 1 4
13. Syrian Orthodox 0 3 0 3
14. Chaldean Catholics 1 1 0 2
15. Copts 1 0 0 1
16. Abyssinans 2 0 0 2
53 36 50 139
B -Moslems
1. Muftis and Ulema 7 7 10 24
2. Moslem Notables 2 10 3 15
3. Moslems (Sunnites) 9 2 10 21
4 Shiites 0 0 2 2
5. Moslem Ladies 0 2 1 3
6. Turkish Moslems 0 0 4 4
7. Ismailites 0 0 2 2
8. Dervishes 0 1 0 1
9. Circassians 0 2 0 2
18 24 32 74
C -Other Religious Groups
1. Jews 14 2 5 21
2. Druses 1 1 5 7
3. Samaritans 1 0 0 1
4. Persians 1 0 0 1
5. Nusairiyeh 0 0 5 5
17 10 3 35
Total Religious Groups 88 63 97 248
Grand Totals 140 139 163 442

*The simple statement that the women of the East left their historic seclusion to appear before a Commission of American men is a revelation of the new role women are playing in the nationalistic movements in the Orient.


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