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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Middle East, Mideast, Near Eastnoun

    the area around the eastern Mediterranean; from Turkey to northern Africa and eastward to Iran; the site of such ancient civilizations as Phoenicia and Babylon and Egypt and the birthplace of Judaism and Christianity and Islam; had continuous economic and political turmoil in the 20th century

    "the Middle East is the cradle of Western civilization"

Wiktionary

  1. Middle Eastnoun

    The region comprising southwest Asia and northeast Africa.

Wikipedia

  1. Middle East

    The Middle East is a transcontinental region centered on Western Asia, Turkey (both Asian and European), and Egypt (which is mostly in North Africa). Saudi Arabia is geographically the largest Middle Eastern nation while Bahrain is the smallest. The corresponding adjective is Middle Eastern and the derived noun is Middle Easterner. The term has come into wider usage as a replacement of the term Near East (as opposed to the Far East) beginning in the early 20th century. Arabs, Turks, Persians, Kurds, and Azeris (excluding Azerbaijan) constitute the largest ethnic groups in the region by population. Arabs constitute the largest ethnic group in the region by a clear margin. Indigenous minorities of the Middle East include Jews, Baloch, Assyrians, Berbers (who primarily live in North Africa), Copts, Druze, Lurs, Mandaeans, Samaritans, Shabaks, Tats, and Zazas. European ethnic groups that form a diaspora in the region include Albanians, Bosniaks, Circassians (including Kabardians), Crimean Tatars, Greeks, Franco-Levantines, and Italo-Levantines. Among other migrant populations are Chinese, Filipinos, Indians, Indonesians, Pakistanis, Pashtuns, Romani, and sub-Saharan Africans. The history of the Middle East dates back to ancient times, with the (geopolitical) importance of the region being recognized for millennia. Several major religions have their origins in the Middle East, including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam; the Baha'i faith, Mandaeism, Unitarian Druze, and numerous other belief systems were also established within the region. The Middle East generally has a hot, arid climate, with several major rivers providing irrigation to support agriculture in limited areas such as the Nile Delta in Egypt, the Tigris and Euphrates watersheds of Mesopotamia, and most of what is known as the Fertile Crescent. Most of the countries that border the Persian Gulf have vast reserves of crude oil, with monarchs of the Arabian Peninsula in particular benefiting economically from petroleum exports.

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  1. middle east

    The Middle East is a geographical and cultural region located primarily in Western Asia, but also in parts of Northern Africa and Southeastern Europe. Its main distinguishing features are its arid climate and desert landscape. The Middle East includes countries like Israel, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and several others. It is often known for its significant historical, religious, and political influence, being the birthplace of several major world religions like Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The definition of the exact boundaries of the Middle East can vary due to cultural, linguistic, religious, historical, and political considerations.

Wikidata

  1. Middle East

    The Middle East is a region that roughly encompasses Western Asia. The term is considered to be Eurocentric and used as a synonym for Near East, in opposition to Far East. The corresponding adjective is Middle-Eastern and the derived noun is Middle-Easterner. The largest ethnic group in the middle east are Arabs, with Turks, Turkomans, Persians, Kurds, Azeris, Copts, Jews, Maronites, Assyro-Chaldeans, Circassians, Armenians, Druze and numerous other ethnic groups forming other significant populations. The history of the Middle East dates back to ancient times, and throughout its history, the Middle East has been a major center of world affairs. When discussing its ancient history, however, the term Near East is more commonly used. The Middle East is also the historical origin of major religions including Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as the less common Baha'i faith, Mandaeism, Druze faith and others. The Middle East generally has an arid and hot climate, with several major rivers providing for irrigation to support agriculture in limited areas, especially in Mesopotamia and the rest of the Fertile Crescent. Many countries located around the Persian Gulf have large quantities of crude oil, which has resulted in much wealth particularly for nations in the Arabian peninsula. In modern times the Middle East remains a strategically, economically, politically, culturally and religiously sensitive region.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Middle East

    The countries of southwest Asia and northeastern Africa usually considered as extending from Libya on the west to Afghanistan on the east. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Middle East in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Middle East in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Middle East in a Sentence

  1. Shadi Alfons:

    They had 40 years of figuring it out and to write it in one format book, it's just a matter of finding the right content for our audience and tweaking the jokes so they are relevant and funny to the entire Middle East.

  2. Ben van Beurden:

    We have absolutely no intention to change our attitude and appetite for investing in the Middle East. Far from it.

  3. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop:

    I can confirm that the Australian government is currently seeking to independently verify reports that 18-year-old Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi has been killed in a suicide bombing attack in the Middle East.

  4. Tucker Carlson:

    We fought quite a number of wars around the Middle East in recent decades, in every single place.

  5. Lindsey Graham:

    One thing I learned during the Obama years is that when you look the other way regarding problems in the Middle East, it seldom works out.


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