Ajam of Iraq
|(~ 600,000 - 700,000)|
|Regions with significant populations|
|Karbalā', Najaf, Baṣrah|
|Related ethnic groups|
|Ajam of Bahrain|
Saddam Hussein deported many Iraqi Ajam in the 1970s and 1980s.
In the 1970s, Saddam Hussein deported between 350,000 to 650,000 Shia Iraqis of Iranian ancestry (Ajam). Most of them went to Iran. Those who could prove an Iranian/Persian ancestry in Iran's court received Iranian citizenship (400,000) and some of them returned to Iraq after Saddam.
- U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (USCRI)
- "Hamshahri Newspaper (In Persian)". hamshahri.org. Retrieved 12 November 2014.