Lebanese Americans are American citizens of Lebanese descent. This includes both those who are native to the United States as well as Lebanese immigrants to America. The vast majority of them are Christians, in particular Maronite Catholic. Although many Lebanese Americans do not consider themselves Arabs, rather Levantine, they are the largest Arab group in America, comprising 0.16% of the American population as of the American Community Survey estimations for year 2007, and 32.4% of all Arab Americans. Over three million Americans are estimated to have at least partial Lebanese ancestry according to Lebanese American activists. The first known Lebanese immigrant to the United States was Antonios Bishallany, a Maronite Christian, who arrived in Boston...'
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