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Assyrians are not recognized by any constitution or regime in the region as a distinct ethnocultural group, and when they are mentioned, it is only in terms of their sectarian religious identity.

But Assyrians face obstacles in their claims of indigeneity that are vastly unlike those of indigenous communities in Western countries.

This misunderstanding has important consequences, not only for Assyrians but also for human history.After the IS attacks on Mosul, media focus on the Arab and Kurdish character of the region erased the Assyrians.But the Iraqi response to Assyrian claims to indigenous status—and indeed to all ethno-religious minorities of Iraq who have made such claims—was outright denial.In other words, colonization is not a solely European-oriented matter.Most of the voices that have addressed indigeneity in the Middle East have arisen from the debate over the Israel/Palestine question.

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