Definitions for arabˈær əb
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a member of a Semitic people originally from the Arabian peninsula and surrounding territories who speaks Arabic and who inhabits much of the Middle East and northern Africa
a spirited graceful and intelligent riding horse native to Arabia
A Semitic person, whose antecedents were from Arabia
A member of an Arabic-speaking community
A particular breed of horse.
of or pertaining to Arabs and their nations
Origin: From عرب "Arabs" or عربي "Arab" (adjective), "Arabic".
one of a swarthy race occupying Arabia, and numerous in Syria, Northern Africa, etc
Arabs are a major panethnic group. They primarily inhabit Western Asia, North Africa, parts of the Horn of Africa, and other areas in the Arab world. Arabic groups which inhabit or are adjacent to the Arabian plate and Arabic speaking people include the Lebanese, Syrians, Emiratis, Qataris, Saudis, Bahrainis, Kuwaitis, Iraqis, Omanis, Jordanians, Palestinians, Yemenis, Sudanese, Algerians, Moroccans, Tunisians, Libyans, Somalis and Egyptians. Arabic-speaking populations in general are a highly heterogeneous collection of peoples, with different ancestral origins and identities. The ties that bind the Arab peoples are a veneer of shared heritage by virtue of common linguistic, cultural, and political traditions. As such, Arab identity is based on one or more of genealogical, linguistic or cultural grounds, although with competing identities often taking a more prominent role, based on considerations including regional, national, clan, kin, sect, and tribe affiliations and relationships. If the Arab panethnicity is regarded as a single population, then it constitutes one of the world's largest groups after Han Chinese. The Arabian Peninsula itself was not entirely originally Arab.
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