The Chios massacre (in Greek: Η σφαγή της Χίου, Greek pronunciation: [i sfaˈʝi tis ˈçi.u]) was a catastrophe that resulted to the death, enslavement, and refuging of about four-fifths of the total population of Greeks on the island of Chios by Ottoman troops, during the Greek War of Independence in 1822.[1][2][3] Greeks from neighboring islands had arrived on Chios and encouraged the Chiotes (the native inhabitants of the island) to join their revolt. In response, Ottoman troops landed on the island and killed thousands. The massacre of Christians provoked international outrage across the Western world, and led to increasing support for the Greek cause worldwide.

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Chios massacre
Part of Massacres during the Greek War of Independence
LocationChios, Ottoman Empire
Coordinates38.3640°N 26.0630°E / 38.3640; 26.0630
DateApril–August 1822
TargetGreeks on the island of Chios
Victims25,000 died
45,000 enslaved
10,000–20,000 refuged
PerpetratorsOttoman military
No. of participants

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