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There are terms similar to Near East and Middle East in other European languages, but since it is a relative description, the meanings depend on the country and are different from ...

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Terminology

Terminology

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The term "Middle East" may have originated in the 1850s in the British India Office. However, it became more widely known when American naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahanused ...

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Religion in the Middle East

Religion in the Middle East

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The Middle East is very diverse when it comes to religions, many of which originated there. Islam is the largest religion in the Middle East, but other faiths that originated ...

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Other definitions of the Middle East

Other definitions of the Middle East

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Various concepts are often being paralleled to Middle East, most notably Near East, Fertile Crescent and the Levant. Near East, Levant and Fertile Crescent are geographic ...

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Migration

Migration

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According to the International Organization for Migration, there are 13 million first-generation migrants from Arab nations in the world, of which 5.8 reside in other Arab ...

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Middle East

Middle East

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The Middle East (also called the Mid East) is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia and Egypt. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is ...

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Languages

Languages

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The five top languages, in terms of numbers of speakers, are Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Turkish and Kurdish. Arabic and Hebrew represents the Afro-Asiatic language family. Persian ...

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History of the Middle East

History of the Middle East

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The Middle East lies at the juncture of Eurasia and Africa and of the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is the birthplace and spiritual center of religions such as ...

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Economy of the Middle East

Economy of the Middle East

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Middle Eastern economies range from being very poor (such as Gaza and Yemen) to extremely wealthy nations (such as Qatar and UAE). Overall, as of 2007, according to the CIA World ...

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Demographics of the Middle East

Demographics of the Middle East

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Ethnic groups The Middle East is today home to numerous long established ethnic groups, including; Arabs, Armenians, Assyrians, Azeris, Balochs, Bengalis, Circassians, ...

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