The Two Phases of the Armenian Migration to Egypt

There were two phases of Armenian migration to Egypt. The first one was during the Ottoman Empire when Armenians settled in Egypt as voluntary emigrants. The second was due to the Genocide in 1915. Until the mid-‘50s the Armenian-Egyptian community was considered one of the strongest, most cohesive and affluent. The community was almost mortally hurt when Gamal Abdul Nasser began his nationalization drive. In the next decade most Egyptian Armenian left for Europe, North America and Australia. There are now about 5,000 Armenians in Egypt.

There were two phases of Armenian migration to Egypt. The first one was during the Ottoman Empire when Armenians settled in Egypt as voluntary emigrants. The second was due to the Genocide in 1915. Until the mid-‘50s the Armenian-Egyptian community was considered one of the strongest, most cohesive and affluent. The community was almost mortally hurt when Gamal Abdul Nasser began his nationalization drive. In the next decade most Egyptian Armenian left for Europe, North America and Australia. There are now about 5,000 Armenians in Egypt.

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