We don't know who the first person in Lebanon was.
Archaeologists have discovered remnants of prehistoric huts with crushed limestone floors, primitive weapons, and burial jars which are evidence of the Neolithic and Chalcolithic fishing communities who lived on the shore of the Mediterranean Sea over 7,000 years ago. Back then, the state of Lebanon didn't exist yet, and whoever entered Lebanon first, didn't know that he entered a territory that would become a country 7000 years later.
Lebanon was conquered by Arabs under the Prophet's successor, Caliph Abu Bakr (632-34), who brought Islam to the area surrounding Lebanon. Caliph Umar appointed the Arab Muawiyah, founder of the Umayyad dynasty, as governor of Syria, an area that included present-day Lebanon. Muawiyah garrisoned troops on the Lebanese coast and had the Lebanese shipbuilders help him construct a navy. The Muslims brought the Arabic language to Lebanon.
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